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Seres Therapeutics Announced Data From Its Phase 3 ECOSPOR III Study Evaluating SER-109, An Investigational Oral Microbiome Therapy For Recurrent C. diff. (C. difficile) Infection

Seres Therapeutics, Inc.  a leading microbiome therapeutics company, today announced data from its Phase 3 ECOSPOR III study evaluating SER-109, an investigational oral microbiome therapy for recurrent C. difficile infection (rCDI), will be presented at the IDWeek 2021 Virtual Conference
(Sept. 29-Oct. 3). The Company will be presenting seven posters and oral presentations related to SER-109 and C. difficile, including a late-breaker, as well as an oral presentation on SER-155, an investigational cultivated microbiome therapeutic entering clinical development designed to reduce the risk of gastrointestinal antibiotic-resistant bacterial infections, bacteremia and graft-versus-host-disease (GvHD) in immunocompromised patients.

Notably, exploratory analyses of SER-109 data revealed that SER-109 was associated with improved overall and mental health scores compared to baseline regardless of clinical outcome, as measured by CDiff32 (presenting author: Kevin Garey, PharmD, M.S.). Another poster highlights that despite more than half of the patient population in ECOSPOR III having at least one co-morbidity, SER-109 was observed to significantly reduce the incidence of recurrence compared to placebo in these patients. SER-109 was observed to reduce CDI recurrence among patients at risk for recurrence because of age, gender, proton pump inhibitor use, and/or co-morbidities such as diabetes, cardiac disease and malignancy, in comparison to placebo (presenting author: Stuart Cohen, M.D.).

“The data we’re presenting at IDWeek 2021 further validates the strength of our investigational microbiome pipeline as we urgently work to address the unmet treatment needs for both recurrent C. difficile infection and immunocompromised patients,” said Lisa von Moltke, M.D., Chief Medical Officer at Seres. “We believe microbiome therapeutics have the potential to target multiple disease pathways and offer new, potentially transformative treatment options for patients in need.”

The oral presentation by Elizabeth Halvorsen, Ph.D. on SER-155, an investigational cultivated microbiome therapeutic, will highlight preclinical data showing that SER-155 can decolonize antibiotic-resistant pathogens (VRE: vancomycin-resistant Enterococcus faecium and CRE: carbapenem-resistant Klebsiella pneumoniae); potentially reducing the risk of subsequent infection.

In addition, Seres is presenting the following SER-109-related posters and a late-breaker presentation at IDWeek 2021:

SER-109, an Investigational Microbiome Therapeutic, Reduces Abundance of Antimicrobial Resistance Genes in Patients with Recurrent Clostridioides difficile Infection (rCDI) after Standard-of-Care Antibiotics, Saturday, October 2, 1:15 PM – 3:00 PM ET, Presenting Author: Timothy Straub (late-breaker)

Manufacturing Processes of SER-109, a Purified Investigational Microbiome Therapeutic, Reduce Risk of Transmission of Emerging and Undetected Infections in Donor Stool, Presenting Author: Christopher McChalicher

Diagnostic Testing Among Patients with Suspected Recurrent Clostridioides difficile Infection (rCDI) in ECOSPOR III a Phase 3 Clinical Trial: Implications for Clinical Practices vs Clinical Trials, Presenting Author: Matthew Sims

Time to Recurrence of Clostridioides difficile Infection (rCDI) is Rapid Following Completion of Standard of Care Antibiotics: Results from ECOSPOR-III, a Phase 3 Double-Blind, Placebo-Controlled Randomized Trial of SER-109, an Investigational Microbiome Therapeutic, Presenting Author: Thomas Louie

The Burden of Illness Associated with Recurrent Clostridioides difficile Infection: A Claims-based Analysis, Presenting Author: Rachel Black

In addition, Paul Feuerstadt, M.D. will be providing a sponsored talk on Friday, October 1 at 2:00-2:45 PM ET, entitled “Perspectives on the Pathogenesis of Recurrent Clostridioides difficile Infection: Insights into Microbiome Science.”

The data is available to registered attendees on the virtual platform throughout the duration of the IDWeek Conference at http://www.IDWeek.org.

About SER-109

SER-109 is an oral microbiome therapeutic candidate consisting of a consortium of highly purified Firmicutes spores, which normally live in the healthy microbiome. SER-109 is designed to prevent further recurrences of CDI in patients with a history of multiple infections by modulating the disrupted microbiome to a state that resists C. difficile colonization and growth. The SER-109 manufacturing purification process is designed to remove unwanted microbes thereby reducing the risk of pathogen transmission beyond donor screening alone. The U.S. FDA has granted SER-109 Breakthrough Therapy designation and Orphan Drug designation for the treatment of rCDI.

About SER-155

SER-155, an oral consortium of cultivated bacteria, is a microbiome therapeutic candidate intended to advance into clinical development. SER-155 is designed using microbiome biomarker data from human clinical data, human cell-based assays, and in vivo disease models, with the aim to decrease infection and translocation of antibiotic-resistant bacteria in the gastrointestinal tract and modulate host immune responses to decrease GvHD. The rationale for this program is based in part on published clinical evidence from Seres’ collaborators at Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center showing that allogeneic hematopoietic stem-cell transplantation (HSCT) patients with decreased diversity of commensal microbes are significantly more likely to die due to infection and/or GvHD. SER-155 was developed using Seres’ reverse translational discovery platform to reduce morbidity and mortality due to gastrointestinal infections, bacteremia and GvHD in immunocompromised patients, including in patients receiving allogeneic HSCT or solid organ transplants.

About Seres Therapeutics

Seres Therapeutics, Inc. (Nasdaq: MCRB) is a leading microbiome therapeutics company developing a novel class of multifunctional bacterial consortia that are designed to functionally interact with host cells and tissues to treat disease. Seres’ SER-109 program achieved the first-ever positive pivotal clinical results for a targeted microbiome drug candidate and has obtained Breakthrough Therapy and Orphan Drug designations from the FDA. The SER-109 program is being advanced for the treatment of recurrent C. difficile infection and has potential to become a first-in-class FDA-approved microbiome therapeutic. Seres is evaluating SER-301 in a Phase 1b study in patients with ulcerative colitis and SER-155 in a Phase 1b study to address gastrointestinal infections, bacteremia and graft-versus-host disease. For more information, please visit http://www.serestherapeutics.com.

Forward-Looking Statements

This press release contains forward-looking statements within the meaning of the Private Securities Litigation Reform Act of 1995. All statements contained in this press release that do not relate to matters of historical fact should be considered forward-looking statements, including the potential approval of SER-109 and its status as a first-in-class therapeutic, the timing of a BLA filing, the ultimate safety profile of SER-109, the ultimate market for SER-109, the potential for microbiome therapeutics to improve the outcome of immunocompromised patients, the ability of SER-109 to improve rCDI patients’ quality of life, the potential of microbiome therapeutics to treat and prevent disease, the timing and results of our clinical studies, the benefits of our collaborations, the ultimate safety and efficacy data for our products, and other statements which are not historical fact.

These forward-looking statements are based on management’s current expectations. These statements are neither promises nor guarantees, but involve known and unknown risks, uncertainties and other important factors that may cause our actual results, performance or achievements to be materially different from any future results, performance or achievements expressed or implied by the forward-looking statements, including, but not limited to, the following: we have incurred significant losses, are not currently profitable and may never become profitable; our need for additional funding; our limited operating history; the impact of the COVID-19 pandemic; our unproven approach to therapeutic intervention; the lengthy, expensive and uncertain process of clinical drug development; our reliance on third parties and collaborators to conduct our clinical trials, manufacture our product candidates and develop and commercialize our product candidates, if approved; and our ability to retain key personnel and to manage our growth. These and other important factors discussed under the caption “Risk Factors” in our Quarterly Report on Form 10-Q filed with the Securities and Exchange Commission, or SEC, on August 3, 2021, and our other reports filed with the SEC could cause actual results to differ materially from those indicated by the forward-looking statements made in this press release. Any such forward-looking statements represent management’s estimates as of the date of this press release. While we may elect to update such forward-looking statements at some point in the future, we disclaim any obligation to do so, even if subsequent events cause our views to change. These forward-looking statements should not be relied upon as representing our views as of any date subsequent to the date of this press release.

 

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Seres Therapeutics and Nestle’ Health Science Team Up For the Joint Commercialization of Seres Therapeutics Investigational Microbiome Treatment for Recurrent C. difficile Infection (rCDI)

Seres Therapeutics and Nestlé Health Science have announced a decision to team up for the joint commercialization of Seres’s investigational oral microbiome treatment for recurrent Clostridioides difficile (C. difficile) infections (CDI).

Nestlé Health Science had previously received commercial rights to Seres’s therapeutics for inflammatory bowel disease and CDI, but only outside the U.S. and Canada. This expansion places Nestlé as Seres’s global collaborator for SER-109, a therapy the company hopes to treat a leading contributor to hospital-acquired infections in North America. If approved by the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA), the agent, dubbed SER-109, will be the first microbiome therapeutic available.

Each year, CDI contributes to the deaths of 20,000 Americans. Standard of care for recurrent CDI includes the use of fecal microbial transplants. Currently, there is no microbiome therapies approved for any indications, which has created an unmet need recognized by an ever-growing list of pharmaceutical companies partnering with microbiome startups.

Seres’s investigational SER-109 includes purified Firmicutes spores; the rationale for including these spores is “based on their modulatory role in the life cycle of C. difficile and disease pathogenesis,” according to a statement made by the company.

Findings from the pivotal Phase III ECOSPOR III trial announced back in August 2020 showed SER-109 significantly reduced the CDI recurrence rate compared with placebo over an eight-week period. The absolute reduction of the CDI recurrence rate was 27% while the relative risk reduction was 68%. In addition, up to 88% of patients experienced a sustained clinical response by the end of the eight weeks.

Nestlé Health Science has agreed to use Aimmune Therapeutics, the company’s global pharmaceutical business, to lead the commercialization of the therapy. In return, Seres has agreed to receive upfront licensing payments totaling $175 million. An additional $125 million will be paid to Seres by Nestlé upon FDA approval of the microbiome agent.

Under terms of the agreement, Seres holds the sole responsibility for costs associated with development and pre-commercialization of SER-109 in the U.S. The company will be eligible to receive up to 50% of the commercial profits once the therapeutic is commercialized.

“Nestlé Health Science has been a terrific collaborator in our quest to develop a new treatment option for patients suffering from recurrent C. difficile infection, and their support over the past few years has been critical in advancing SER-109 to address this unmet need,” said Eric Shaff, Seres Therapeutics’ chief executive officer, in a statement. “As we prepare for potential approval and commercialization, we are eager to embark side-by-side on our next phase with a company that believes as fervently as we do in the potential of this transformative approach to reduce the recurrence of CDI.”

Nestlé Health Science’s CEO, Greg Behar, added that the company “is focused on the fast-developing areas of gut health, food allergies and metabolic health within our global pharmaceutical business, Aimmune Therapeutics.” As such, Aimmune’s “fully integrated commercial infrastructure” will be leveraged to launch the therapy, pending approval.

Seres has been busy this year in moving its investigational microbiome therapy pipeline in front of the FDA. Last month, Seres announced the agency had cleared an Investigational New Drug application for the company’s other investigational microbiome therapeutic for preventing antibiotic-resistant bacterial infections as well as graft-versus-host disease.

The company is advancing SER-155 into a Phase Ib trial under a collaboration with Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center. “SER-155 represents a novel microbiome technology with the potential to address antibiotic-resistant bacterial bloodstream infections and further to modulate host immunomodulatory responses to decrease graft-versus-host disease,” said Seres’s chief scientific officer, Matthew Henn, Ph.D., in a statement.

 

SOURCE:  https://www.biospace.com/article/seres-nestle-agree-to-jointly-commercialize-microbiome-agent-for-c-diff-infections/

Seres Therapeutics To Host a Virtual Webcast Focused on SER-109 on May 27, 2020

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Seres Therapeutics to Host Virtual SER-109 Focused Symposium on May 27, 2020, Ahead of Phase 3 ECOSPOR III Study Read-Out

– Data from SER-109 Phase 3 study in recurrent C. difficile infection expected mid-2020 –

Seres Therapeutics, Inc.  announced that it will host a virtual webcast symposium focused on SER-109 as a potential new therapeutic option for recurrent Clostridioides difficile infection (CDI) on Wednesday,  May 27, 2020 from 8:30 to 9:30 a.m. ET.

During the event, Mark Wilcox, M.D., Professor of Medical Microbiology, University of Leeds, and Seres’ management will discuss the CDI patient burden, the ongoing SER-109 Phase 3 ECOSPOR III study and the potential for SER-109 to become the standard of care for recurrent CDI.

SER-109 is being evaluated in an ongoing Phase 3 study for the prevention of recurrence of CDI. SER-109 has obtained both Breakthrough Therapy Designation and Orphan Drug Designation from the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA).

Seres previously reported the completion of enrollment in the Phase 3 ECOSPOR III study (ClinicalTrials.gov identifier: NCT03183128), a multicenter, randomized 1:1, placebo-controlled study in patients with multiply recurrent CDI. ECOSPOR III has enrolled 182 patients. Seres expects to report SER-109 Phase 3 top-line results in mid-2020.

Based on prior discussions with the FDA, Seres believes that ECOSPOR III has the potential to be the single pivotal study supporting product registration; however, this will depend on the strength of the data, and additional safety data may be required. If approved, SER-109 has the potential to be the first FDA-approved therapy for CDI to treat the underlying cause of this disease, and the first approved microbiome drug for any human condition.

To join the live webcast, on May 27, 2020 at 8:30 a.m. ET, including presentation slides, please visit the “Investors & Media” section of the Seres website at www.serestherapeutics.com. To access the conference call, please dial 844-277-9450 (domestic) or 336-525-7139 (international) and reference the conference ID number 4884302.                                                                                Webcast Link: https://edge.media-server.com/mmc/p/3qo4hxiv.

A webcast replay will be available on the Seres website beginning approximately two hours after the event and will be archived for approximately 21 days.

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Seres Therapeutics SER-109 Phase 3 Clinical Study For Recurrent C. diff. Infection Initiated

Seres Therapeutics Initiates SER-109 Phase 3 Study in Patients with Multiply

Recurrent C. difficile Infection

 

Jun. 12, 2017– Seres Therapeutics, Inc.

announced the initiation of its Phase 3 SER-109 clinical study (ECOSPOR III) in patients with multiply recurrent C. difficile infection. Based on recent interactions with the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA), ECOSPOR III will now be designated a Phase 3 trial and the company expects that this single pivotal study may support SER-109 registration and approval.

“We are extremely pleased to be able to initiate the SER-109 Phase 3 ECOSPOR III study. If ECOSPOR III is successful, we believe this study could serve as the basis for SER-109 approval. Our goal is to have SER-109 approved as the first microbiome drug in this new field of medicine, and the first for patients with multiply recurrent C. difficile infection, an area of very high unmet need for patients in the U.S. and around the world,” said Roger J. Pomerantz, M.D., President, CEO and Chairman of Seres.

The ECOSPOR III Phase 3 study design incorporates direct learnings from prior SER-109 development efforts, as well as helpful feedback obtained from the FDA and study investigators. The study is expected to enroll approximately 320 patients with multiply recurrent C. difficile infection, randomized 1:1 to either SER-109 or placebo. The study is sized to contribute to an adequate safety database that may support product licensure. ECOSPOR III will utilize more than 100 clinical sites across the U.S. and Canada. The study’s primary endpoint will compare the reduction of C. difficile recurrence rates in subjects who receive SER-109 verses placebo at up to eight weeks after dosing.

The initiation of the SER-109 Phase 3 ECOSPOR III study triggers a $20 million milestone payment under the company’s previously announced development and commercialization collaboration agreement with Nestlé Health Science. In partnership with Nestlé Health Science, Seres plans to accelerate interactions with European regulatory agencies in the coming months to establish a path toward SER-109 product approval across Europe.

About SER-109 and C. difficile Infection

SER-109, an oral capsule, is Seres’ lead Ecobiotic® microbiome therapeutic for the treatment of multiply recurrent C. difficile infection. SER-109 is a biologically sourced consortium of bacterial spores designed to catalyze a shift in a dysbiotic gastrointestinal microbiome to a healthier state. The FDA has granted SER-109 both Breakthrough Therapy and Orphan Drug Designations.

C. difficile infection is one of the top three most urgent antibiotic-resistant bacterial threats in the United States according to the Centers for Disease Control. C. difficile is a leading cause of hospital acquired infection in the U.S. and is responsible for the death of approximately 29,000 Americans each year.

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Seres Therapeutics, Inc. Announced That It Has Initiated a Phase 1b Clinical Trial Evaluating SER-262 In Patients With Primary C. diff. Infection (CDI)

Seres Therapeutics Inc.  a leading microbiome therapeutics company, announced today that it has initiated a Phase 1b clinical trial evaluating SER-262 in patients with primary Clostridium difficile infection (CDI).

SER-262 is an Ecobiotic® rationally-designed, fermented microbiome therapeutic derived by a manufacturing process that does not require human donor material. SER-262 is the first synthetically-derived and designed microbiome therapeutic ever to reach clinical-stage development.

“We intend to continue to utilize our platform technology and unique knowledge of bioinformatics, microbiology, manufacturing and regulatory requirements to develop additional rationally designed microbiome therapeutics for serious diseases in each of our three therapeutic franchises: infectious disease, immunology and metabolic disease.”

SER-262, an oral capsule, contains a consortium of twelve bacterial strains in spore form. The strains included in SER-262 were selected based on multiple criteria including analysis of human microbiome data, efficacy in animal models of CDI, and bacterial strain level characterization.1 The composition of SER-262 was selected among Seres’ field-leading human microbiome library containing over 14,000 well-characterized strains of bacteria.

The SER-262 Phase 1b study, a 24-week randomized, placebo-controlled, dose escalation study is expected to enroll approximately 60 patients who have experienced a first episode of CDI. The primary endpoint of the study will compare the CDI recurrence rate between the SER-262 and placebo groups at up to 8 weeks after dosing.

Approximately 640,000 and 820,000 individuals in U.S. each year experience a primary occurrence of CDI, and about 25 percent will suffer from a subsequent recurrence.

“Advancing SER-262 to the clinic is a landmark event for Seres and the microbiome field in general. The SER-262 program has demonstrated our ability to rapidly develop a new class of synthetic microbiome therapeutics comprised of rationally designed bacterial compositions,” said Roger Pomerantz, M.D., President, Chief Executive Officer and Chairman of Seres. “We intend to continue to utilize our platform technology and unique knowledge of bioinformatics, microbiology, manufacturing and regulatory requirements to develop additional rationally designed microbiome therapeutics for serious diseases in each of our three therapeutic franchises: infectious disease, immunology and metabolic disease.

With the initiation of the SER-262 Phase 1b study in primary CDI, and the ongoing SER-109 Phase 2 study in multiply recurrent CDI, Seres now has ongoing microbiome clinical programs across the entire CDI population. Initial study results from the SER-109 Phase 2 study are expected in mid-2016.

About Seres Therapeutics
Seres Therapeutics, Inc. is a leading microbiome therapeutics platform company developing a novel class of biological drugs that are designed to treat disease by restoring the function of a dysbiotic microbiome, where the natural state of bacterial diversity and function is imbalanced. Seres’ most advanced program, SER-109, has successfully completed a Phase 1b/2 study demonstrating a clinical benefit in patients with recurring Clostridium difficile infection (CDI) and is currently being evaluated in a Phase 2 study in recurring CDI.

The FDA has granted SER-109 Orphan Drug, as well as Breakthrough Therapy, designations. Seres’ second clinical candidate,

SER-287, is being evaluated in a Phase 1b study in patients with mild-to-moderate ulcerative colitis (UC).

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