• Phase 3 trial results for REVIVE-2 in patients with ABSSSI
  • Potential cost savings opportunities with iclaprim versus vancomycin
  • Iclaprim in vitro susceptibility data

NEW YORK, Feb. 21, 2018 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) — Motif Bio plc (AIM:MTFB) (NASDAQ:MTFB), a clinical-stage biopharmaceutical company specialising in developing novel antibiotics, announces that three iclaprim abstracts have been accepted for presentation at the upcoming 28th European Congress of Clinical Microbiology and Infectious Diseases (ECCMID 2018) to be held in Madrid, Spain, April 21-24, 2018.

ECCMID brings together leading experts in the infectious diseases, infection control and clinical microbiology sector to present and discuss the latest results. It is an important arena to showcase Motif Bio’s iclaprim data.

The title and description of each poster and presentation times are noted below:

  1. A phase-3, randomized, double-blind, multicentre study to evaluate the safety and efficacy of intravenous iclaprim versus vancomycin in the treatment of acute bacterial skin and skin structure infections suspected or confirmed to be due to Gram-positive bacteria.

    Abstract:  286
    Session type:  Mini oral flash session 
    Session: Snapshot on pre-registration clinical trials
    Date and Time: April 22, 2018, 11:30 AM-12:30 PM

  1. Potential cost savings opportunities with targeted iclaprim (ICL) compared to vancomycin (VAN) among hospitalized patients with acute bacterial skin and skin structure infectious due to potential avoidance of VAN-associated acute kidney injury

    Abstract:  1290
    Session type:  Paper poster
    Session:  Clinical trial experience – new antibacterial agents
    Date and Time:  April 21, 2018, 3:30-4:30 PM

  1. Surveillance of iclaprim activity: in vitro susceptibility of Staphylococcus aureus resistant to clindamycin/tetracycline and beta-haemolytic streptococci resistant to macrolides/ tetracyclines in skin and skin-structure pathogens collected during 2015-2016

    Abstract:  204
    Session type:  Paper poster
    Session name:  Resistance in various Gram-positives
    Date and time:  April 23, 2018, 1:30-2:30 PM

Additionally, an abstract on results from a study amongst Veteran’s Affairs patients related to vancomycin-associated acute kidney injury in patients hospitalised with ABSSSI will be presented by Tom Lodise, Ph.D., PharmD and colleagues, Albany College of Pharmacy and Health Sciences:

  1. Frequency of vancomycin-associated acute kidney injury and healthcare utilization among Veterans’ Affairs patients with skin and skin structure infections

    Abstract: 1287
    Session type:  ePoster viewing
    Session:  Various bacterial infections
    Date and Time: April 21-24, 2018, 8:45 AM-3:30 PM

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Note to Editors:

About Motif Bio

Motif Bio plc (AIM:MTFB) (NASDAQ:MTFB) is a clinical-stage biopharmaceutical company engaged in the research and development of novel antibiotics designed to be effective against serious and life-threatening infections in hospitalised patients caused by multi-drug resistant bacteria, including MRSA. The Company’s lead product candidate, iclaprim, is being developed for high-risk MRSA patient populations. The first proposed indication, and near-term commercial opportunity, is for the treatment of ABSSSI, one of the most common bacterial infections, with 3.6 million patients hospitalised annually in the U.S. The Company believes that iclaprim may be suitable for first-line empiric therapy in ABSSSI patients, especially those with renal impairment, with or without diabetes. Unlike current standard of care antibiotics, in clinical trials to date, nephrotoxicity has not been observed with iclaprim and dosage adjustment has not been required in patients with renal impairment.

Iclaprim has an underutilised mechanism of action compared to other antibiotics.  Clinical and microbiology data indicate iclaprim has a targeted Gram-positive spectrum of activity, low propensity for resistance development, fixed dose administration and favourable tolerability profile. Additionally, data support that the inactive metabolites of iclaprim clear through the kidneys. The Company also plans to develop iclaprim for hospital acquired bacterial pneumonia (HABP), including ventilator associated bacterial pneumonia (VABP), as there is a high unmet need for new therapies in this indication.  A Phase 2 trial was conducted to study iclaprim in patients with HABP. Iclaprim has been studied in an animal model of pulmonary MRSA infection which mimics the pathophysiology observed in patients with cystic fibrosis. Iclaprim has been granted orphan drug designation by the U.S. FDA for the treatment of Staphylococcus aureus lung infections in patients with cystic fibrosis.

Iclaprim has received Qualified Infectious Disease Product (QIDP) designation from the FDA together with Fast Track status. Upon acceptance by the FDA of a New Drug Application (NDA), iclaprim will receive Priority Review status and, if approved as a New Chemical Entity, will be eligible for 10 years of market exclusivity in the U.S. from the date of first approval, under the Generating Antibiotic Incentives Now Act (the GAIN Act). In Europe, 10 years of market exclusivity is anticipated.

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