Company Description (as filed with the SEC)
Idenix Pharmaceuticals, Inc., which we refer to together with our wholly owned subsidiaries as Idenix, we, us or our, is a biopharmaceutical company engaged in the discovery and development of drugs for the treatment of human viral diseases with operations in the United States and France. Currently, our primary research and development focus is on the treatment of patients with hepatitis C virus, or HCV. HCV is a leading cause of liver disease. According to the World Health Organization, HCV is responsible for 50% to 76% of all liver cancer cases worldwide and two thirds of all liver transplants in the developed world. The World Health Organization also has estimated that approximately 170 million people worldwide are chronically infected with HCV and an additional three to four million people are infected each year. ... More ...