XF-73 data abstract to be presented at 2021 ECCMID

Thursday June 10, 2021

Destiny Pharma plc
(“Destiny Pharma” or “the Company”)

Data to be presented from the successful Phase 2b clinical study of XF-73 nasal gel at the prestigious 2021 ECCMID congress

  • XF-73 met its primary end point with >99% nasal aureus reduction within 24 hours
  • Excellent clinical safety profile for XF-73 dosed in patients scheduled for cardiac surgery
  • Infection prevention expert, Professor Julie Mangino MD to present XF-73 data abstract

Brighton, United Kingdom – 10th June 2021 – Destiny Pharma plc (AIM: DEST), a clinical stage innovative biotechnology company focused on the development of novel medicines to prevent life-threatening infections, today announces that an abstract providing analysis and discussion of the late-breaking data arising from the recently completed Phase 2b clinical study of  XF-73 nasal gel has been accepted for presentation at Europe’s premier antimicrobials congress, the 31st European Congress of Clinical Microbiology & Infectious Diseases (ECCMID), to be held 9 – 12 July, 2021.

Presentation Title: Repeated doses of exeporfinium chloride (XF-73) nasal gel over 24 hours significantly reduced the burden of Staphylococcus aureus nasal carriage in at-risk surgical patients: preliminary results from a Phase 2 study. The presentation will update the audience on the following highlights:

  • Met primary endpoint: XF-73 reduced the mean nasal burden of S. aureus in patients undergoing open heart surgery by 2.5 log (CFU/ml) in the 24 hours immediately before surgery a highly statistically significant result, (p<0.0001). This equates to a 99.5% reduction in S. aureus bacterial nasal carriage, which is a very effective reduction by accepted clinical measures.
  • XF-73 showed 2.1 log, (>99%), greater reduction than placebo in the same patient population and this difference in reduction of nasal burden of S. aureus was highly statistically significant (p<0.0001). The effect was maintained during surgery, considered the period when the risk for infections is the highest.
  • These positive results were achieved with just three doses of 0.2% (w/w) XF-73 nasal gel in the 24 hours before incision and the start of surgery.
  • There were no XF-73 nasal gel treatment related adverse events.

Presenting Author:  Julie Mangino MD, FSHEA, FIDSA, Professor Emeritus, Department of Internal Medicine, Division of Infectious Diseases, The Ohio State University College of Medicine, US

Abstract #: 04905

Session: LB: Late breaking clinical trial data

Session code: S182

ECCMID (https://www.eccmid.org/) is the world’s premier Clinical Microbiology & Infectious Diseases event, bringing together experts from many fields to present their latest findings, and developments and share their expertise.

XF-73 is the lead drug candidate from Destiny Pharma’s XF platform, initially being developed for the prevention of post-surgical staphylococcal infections, such as methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus (MRSA), which cause significant complications and increased healthcare costs in the hospital setting. XF-73 has been awarded both Qualified Infectious Disease Product (QIDP) and Fast Track status by the US FDA.

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Destiny Pharma plc
Neil Clark, CEO
Shaun Claydon, CFO
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About Destiny Pharma plc

Destiny Pharma is a UK based, clinical stage, innovative biotechnology company focused on the development of novel medicines that can prevent life-threatening infections. Its pipeline has novel microbiome-based biotherapeutics and XF drug clinical assets including NTCD-M3, a Phase 3 ready treatment for the prevention of C. difficile infection (CDI) recurrence, which is the leading cause of hospital acquired infection in the US and also XF-73 nasal gel, which has recently completed a positive Phase 2b clinical trial targeting the prevention of post-surgical staphylococcal hospital infections including MRSA. It is also co-developing SPOR-COV, a novel, biotherapeutic product for the prevention of COVID-19 and other viral respiratory infections, and has earlier grant funded XF research projects.

For further information on the company, please visit  https://www.destinypharma.com