Motif Bio Plc (LON:MTFB) CEO Dr Graham Lumsden talks to DirectorsTalk about the dosing of the first patient in the iclaprim Phase 3 trials to treat skin infections. Graham explains what this for both patients and investors.
Motif Bio Plc is a clinical-stage biopharmaceutical company, specialising in the development of novel antibiotics that are designed to be effective against serious and life-threatening infections caused by multi-drug resistant bacteria. Our lead product candidate, iclaprim, is being developed for the treatment of the most common and serious bacterial infections such as acute bacterial skin and skin structure infections (ABSSSI) and hospital acquired bacterial pneumonia (HABP), including those caused by resistant strains such as MRSA (methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus). Two Phase III ABSSSI clinical trials are on track to be completed in 2H17 and if approved, iclaprim could be ready for commercialisation in 2018. The HABP trial is expected to start 2H16. The Company is in discussions with pharmaceutical companies and universities to build a pipeline of innovative antibiotics targeting Gram-positive and Gram-negative bacteria.