NESS ZIONA, Israel–(BUSINESS WIRE)–BiomX Inc. (NYSE American: PHGE) (“BiomX” or the “Company”), a clinical-stage microbiome company advancing novel natural and engineered phage therapies that target specific pathogenic bacteria, today announced that preclinical results with BX004 in Cystic Fibrosis (“CF”) will be presented at the 44th European Cystic Fibrosis Conference (“ECFS”). ECFS will be held from June 9-12, 2021.
“Our upcoming presentation at ECFS highlights the capability of our BOLT platform to design phage cocktail candidates that can efficiently and selectively target pathogenic bacteria,” said Jonathan Solomon, Chief Executive Officer of BiomX. “In vitro results demonstrate that BiomX’s phage cocktail, BX004, was able to penetrate biofilm and was efficacious in significantly reducing bacterial levels of Pseudomonas aeruginosa encased in biofilm, relative to two different antibiotics. Encouraged by these promising preclinical results, we look forward to advancing BX004 in CF to a Phase 1b/2a trial with results from Part 1 expected in the first quarter of 2022.”
Poster Presentation Details:
Title: Phage therapy for chronic Pseudomonas aeruginosa infections in Cystic Fibrosis patients
Poster #: P060
Session: ePoster Session, Track 7
Session Date & Time: Thursday, June 10, 2021; 9 am – 6 pm CEST
The BX004 poster presentation is available for registered participants on the ECFS’ conference platform. The e-poster is also available under the “Publications” section of the Company’s website at www.biomx.com.
BiomX is a clinical-stage microbiome company developing both natural and engineered phage cocktails designed to target and destroy bacteria that affect the appearance of skin, as well as target bacteria in the treatment of chronic diseases, such as inflammatory bowel disease, primary sclerosing cholangitis, cystic fibrosis, atopic dermatitis and colorectal cancer. BiomX discovers and validates proprietary bacterial targets and customizes phage compositions against these targets.
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