The Journal of Antimicrobial Chemotherapy vol:64 pages:671-673
FV100 is a promising new agent with extreme potency and specificity for varicella-zoster virus (VZV). It is the valyl ester pro-drug of Cf1743, the lead clinical candidate among the highly lipophilic bicyclic nucleoside analogue (BCNA) family discovered in Cardiff/Leuven. Cf1743 is unique amongst antivirals in terms of its structure and lipophilicity. It is exquisitely potent and selective for human VZV. FV100 has recently entered a randomized, controlled Phase II clinical trial for the treatment of shingles, sponsored by Inhibitex.