Adaptive Phage Therapeutics Initiates Phase 1/2 Trial of PhageBank™ in Urinary Tract Infections
Adaptive Phage Therapeutics, Inc. (APT), a clinical-stage biotechnology company dedicated to providing therapies to treat infectious diseases, today announced that the first patient has been dosed in a Phase 1/2 study of bacteriophage therapy (PhageBank™) to evaluate the safety, tolerability, and efficacy of targeted, personalized, bacteriophage (“phage”) treatments in patients with urinary tract infection (UTI).
This multi-center clinical trial represents the first study of an expanding phage library for intravenous administration and/or bladder instillation of phage therapy. PhageBank™ is APT’s continually expanding phage library that functions as an integrated logistics platform to dispense phage on demand. The phage distributed are selected via a PhageBank Susceptibility Test™ (PST) that is being advanced and commercialized by APT in collaboration with Mayo Clinic Laboratories. The PST enables rapid, automated identification of individual phage to be included in patient-specific therapy to treat bacterial infections.
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