Seres Therapeutics and Nestlé Health Science Present Results from ECOSPOR IV Phase 3 Study of VOWST™, a Microbiota-Based Oral Therapeutic for Prevention of Recurrence of C. Difficile Infection, at the Digestive Disease Week (DDW) Annual Meeting
– Data from Phase 3 open-label single-arm study of VOWST found nearly 95% of individuals with a clinical response at 8 weeks remained free of CDI through Week 24, regardless of number of prior C. difficile infections (CDI) –
– Results from ECOSPOR IV add to data from ECOSPOR III Phase 3 study and together supported the recent VOWST FDA approval –
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“In the ECOSPOR IV Phase 3 open-label single-arm study, high clinical response rates were achieved at week 8 and continued into week 24 following VOWST treatment, regardless of the number of prior CDI infections,” said
The data being presented at DDW include safety and efficacy data from the ECOSPOR IV study, an open-label extension study of ECOSPOR III and an open-label program evaluating VOWST in 263 adults with rCDI. ECOSPOR IV study enrolled participants with characteristics commonly seen in routine clinical practice. ECOSPOR IV results were published in JAMA Network Open1 in
Presentation Titles and Summaries:
Durability of the Clinical Response to SER-109, an Investigational Oral Microbiome Therapeutic, in a Phase 3 Open-Label Trial (ECOSPOR IV) in Patients with Recurrent Clostridioides Difficile Infection (Oral Presentation #694)
In the overall population of the ECOSPOR IV study (n=263), 91.3% of participants who received VOWST achieved clinical response at Week 8 and 94.6% of those participants maintained a response through Week 24. In participants with a first recurrence, response rates to VOWST were similar to the overall population with 93.5% of participants achieving a clinical response at Week 8 and 94.4% of those participants maintaining the response through Week 24. Further, in participants with two or more recurrences, 90.3% achieved a clinical response at Week 8 and 94.6% of those participants maintained that response through Week 24. These response rates were observed through Week 24, regardless of number of prior CDI recurrences.
Study populations included participants with multiple comorbidities. The most common adverse events were mild to moderate in severity and transient in nature.
Results from an Open-Label Study (ECOSPOR IV) to Evaluate the Safety and Efficacy of SER-109, an Investigational Oral Microbiome Therapeutic, in Adults with Recurrent Clostridioides Difficile Infection (rCDI): A Subgroup Analysis (Poster Presentation #Su1873)
In a post hoc subgroup analysis by select baseline characteristics, the following rates of rCDI were observed at Week 8 across all subgroups: all participants (8.7%), participants with first recurrence (6.5%) vs. those with 2 or more recurrences (9.7%), participants <65 years old (4%) vs. ≥65 years old (13.1%), participants who received vancomycin (8.9%) vs. those who received fidaxomicin (8.3%), males (10.8%) vs. females (7.8%), and those with a qualifying episode defined by PCR alone (4.3%) vs. those with a qualifying episode by toxin with/without PCR (10.4%).
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INDICATION AND IMPORTANT SAFETY INFORMATION FOR VOWST
VOWST is indicated to prevent the recurrence of Clostridioides difficile infection (CDI) in individuals 18 years of age and older following antibacterial treatment for recurrent CDI (rCDI).
Limitation of Use: VOWST is not indicated for treatment of CDI.
IMPORTANT SAFETY INFORMATION
WARNINGS AND PRECAUTIONS
Transmissible infectious agents: Because VOWST is manufactured from human fecal matter, it may carry a risk of transmitting infectious agents. Report any infection that is suspected to have been transmitted by VOWST to
Potential presence of food allergens: VOWST may contain food allergens. The potential to cause adverse reactions due to food allergens is unknown.
The most common adverse reactions (reported in ≥5% of participants) were abdominal distension (31.1%), fatigue (22.2%), constipation (14.4%), chills (11.1%), and diarrhea (10.0%).
To report SUSPECTED ADVERSE REACTIONS, contact
Do not administer antibacterials concurrently with VOWST.
About Recurrent C. difficile Infection (rCDI)
Recurrent C. difficile infection is a gastrointestinal infection caused by C. difficile bacteria. rCDI is linked to dysbiosis of the gastrointestinal microbiome and is associated with increased morbidity and mortality. CDI has been characterized as an Urgent Health Threat by the
About Nestlé Health Science
Nestlé Health Science, a leader in the science of nutrition, is a globally managed business unit of Nestlé. We are committed to redefining the management of health, offering an extensive portfolio of science-based consumer health, medical nutrition, pharmaceutical therapies, and vitamin and supplement brands. Our extensive research network provides the foundation for products that empower healthier lives through nutrition. Headquartered in
About Digestive Disease Week
Digestive Disease Week® (DDW) is the largest international gathering of physicians, researchers and academics in the fields of gastroenterology, hepatology, endoscopy and gastrointestinal surgery. Jointly sponsored by the
This press release contains forward-looking statements within the meaning of the Private Securities Litigation Reform Act of 1995. All statements contained in this press release that do not relate to matters of historical fact should be considered forward-looking statements, including the degree of market acceptance of VOWST; and other statements which are not historical fact.
These forward-looking statements are based on management’s current expectations. These statements are neither promises nor guarantees, but involve known and unknown risks, uncertainties and other important factors that may cause our actual results, performance or achievements to be materially different from any future results, performance or achievements expressed or implied by the forward-looking statements, including, but not limited to, the following: we have incurred significant losses, are not currently profitable and may never become profitable; our need for additional funding; our limited operating history; the impact of the COVID-19 pandemic; our unproven approach to therapeutic intervention; our reliance on third parties and collaborators to conduct our clinical trials, manufacture our product candidates and develop and commercialize our product candidates, if approved; the unknown degree and competing factors of market acceptance for VOWST; the competition we will face; our ability to protect our intellectual property; and our ability to retain key personnel and to manage our growth. These and other important factors discussed under the caption “Risk Factors” in our Annual Report on Form 10-K filed with the
- Sims MD, Khanna S, Feuerstadt P, et al. Safety and Tolerability of SER-109 as an Investigational Microbiome Therapeutic in Adults With Recurrent Clostridioides difficile Infection: A Phase 3, Open-Label, Single-Arm Trial. JAMA Network Open. 2023;6(2):e2255758. DOI: 10.1001/jamanetworkopen.2022.55758
- Feuerstadt P, Louie TJ, Lashner B, et al. SER-109, an Oral Microbiome Therapy for Recurrent Clostridioides difficile Infection. N Engl J Med. 2022;386:220-9. DOI: 10.1056/nejmoa2106516
- Rodrigues R, Barber GE, Ananthakrishnan AN. A Comprehensive Study of Costs Associated With Recurrent Clostridium difficile Infection. Infect Control Hosp Epidemiol. 2016;38:196-202. DOI: 10.1017/ice.2016.246
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