The discovery of hepatitis B cure may happen in Bucks County

If a hepatitis B cure is discovered, it might very well happen inside the walls of the Pennsylvania Biotechnology Center in Bucks County.

Michael J. Sofia is hopeful a start-up company he co-founded — OnCore Biopharma — is the one that makes the breakthrough.  (Sofia knows a thing or two about hepatitis and liver disease. He's credited with inventing and leading the research team that developed Sovaldi, a hepatitis C therapy approved by the FDA in December.)

OnCore Biopharma is the early stages of developing a potential cure for hepatitis B, an infectious disease of the liver that afflicts an estimated 400 million people worldwide.

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