Improving Metabolic Stability with Deuterium: The Discovery of BMT-052, a Pan-genotypic HCV NS5B Polymerase Inhibitor.

Iterative structure-activity analyses in a class of highly functionalized furo[2,3-b]pyridines led to the identification of the second generation pan-genotypic hepatitis C virus NS5B polymerase primer grip inhibitor BMT-052 (14), a potential clinical candidate. The key challenge of poor metabolic stability was overcome by strategic incorporation of… CONTINUE READING