Ferring Favorite To Get First Approval For Microbiota-Based Therapy
If all goes well, 2020 could see the Swiss firm's Rebiotix subsidiary get a green light from the FDA for its recurrent Clostridioides difficile fecal product.
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The promise of microbiome-based therapeutics to treat a variety of diseases has become a hot topic and the first to get to market will be targeting Clostridioides difficile infection. Ferring and its subsidiary Rebiotix are in pole position.
DuPont says it and P&G “have conducted extensive research on human commensals bacteria to help address metabolic health issues in humans.” The partnership "will help us further advance our probiotic innovation via a next generation solution that will prove beneficial to the health and well-being of consumers around the world,” says Paul Gama, P&G personal health care president.
The Swiss group has decided to launch FerGene with the private equity giant to give the gene therapy nadofaragene firadenovec, which has a priority review at the FDA, a better chance for a successful launch in the US.