RECURRENT CLOSTRIDIUM DIFFICILE INFECTION
Full-Spectrum Microbiota (FSM) platform has demonstrated promising results for preventing recurrent Clostridium difficile infection (CDI). CDI is a common bacterial infection causing patients to suffer from diarrhea, fever nausea, and abdominal pain. The Centers for Disease Control (CDC) has named CDI an urgent public health threat and the leading hospital-acquired infection in the U.S. Besides its enormous human toll, CDI drives significant costs due to extensive hospitalizations. Historically, standard-of-care antibiotic treatment presents a risk of recurrence in approximately 60% of patients who have experienced multiple recurrences, highlighting a clear unmet medical need. Patients who have already failed multiple rounds of antibiotics are especially susceptible to a recurrence of CDI as many of their beneficial bacteria have been eliminated. For more information on CDI, please visit the CDC website.
A 2014 proof-of-concept study led by Drs. Alexander Khoruts and Michael Sadowsky at the University of Minnesota developed a leading early-stage formulation of a Full-Spectrum Microbiota preparation. The study demonstrated success in 43 of 49 patients with recurrent CDI (88% success rate), defined as no recurrence of CDI over two months. Furthermore, patients’ microbial communities achieved near normalization within one month following treatment.
Finch’s lead, proprietary FSM candidate, CP101, is a capsule taken orally to deliver a healthy microbiota into a patient’s gastrointestinal tract to treat disease. CP101 is currently in a clinical trial, PRISM 3, for patients with recurrent CDI. To learn more, visit the PRISM 3 website or clinicaltrials.gov.
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