The microbiome therapeutic developer Vedanta Biosciences has raked in $106.5m to bankroll the launch of a phase 3 trial of its lead candidate, VE303, for the prevention of recurrent Clostridioides difficile infection (CDI).
Xbiome Inc, a China headquartered AI-based microbiome therapeutics startup, has acquired the clinical-stage M201 program developed by Assembly Biosciences, a firm developing therapeutics targeting hepatitis B virus and other viral diseases.
Quay Pharma, a contract development and manufacturing organization (CDMO), has signed a contract with drug development specialist, Liveome, in relation to the Korean firm’s live biotherapeutic program.
The latest results in an ongoing study are a ‘step forward’ for one of 4D Pharma’s live biotherapeutics (LBPs). The findings underscore the increasing importance of the microbiome in cancer treatment, says the chief executive.
The authors of clinical data published in Nature Medicine this week said the findings indicate the use of a live biotherapeutic (LBP) with immunotherapy medicine can improve survival in patients with metastatic kidney cancer.
EverImmune, a biotech based near Paris, and specialized in the development of live biotherapeutic products in the field of microbiota oncology, has raised €5m (US$5.7m) in a Series A funding round from undisclosed private investors.