CAMBRIDGE, Mass.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Seres Therapeutics, Inc. (Nasdaq: MCRB), a leading microbiome therapeutics company, announced today that preliminary clinical data from a currently enrolling Phase 1b study of SER-155 study in adult patients undergoing allogeneic hematopoietic cell transplantation (allo-HCT) will be presented at the 65th American Society of Hematology (ASH) Annual Meeting held from December 9-12, 2023, in San Diego, California, USA. SER-155 is an oral, cultivated live bacterial consortia investigational therapeutic designed to prevent enteric-derived infections and resulting blood stream infections, as well as reduce the incidence of graft-versus-host disease (GvHD) by modulating immune responses in the gastrointestinal tract.
Poster Presentation Details:
Poster Title: Impact of Investigational Microbiome Therapeutic SER-155 on Pathogen Domination: Initial Results from a Phase 1b Study in Adults Undergoing Allogeneic Hematopoietic Cell Transplantation (HCT)
Poster number: 2198
Presenter: Jonathan Peled, MD, PhD, Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center, New York, NY
Session: 722. Allogeneic Transplantation: Acute and Chronic GVHD, Immune Reconstitution: Poster I
Session Date/Time: Saturday, December 9, 2023: 5:30pm - 7:30pm EST
Location: San Diego Convention Center, Halls G-H
SER-155 is a consortium of bacterial strains selected using Seres’ reverse translation discovery and development platform technologies. SER-155 design incorporated microbiome biomarker data from human clinical data and preclinical data from human cell-based assays and in vivo disease models. SER-155 is intended to restructure the gastrointestinal microbiome by decreasing the abundance of bacterial pathogens that can harbor antibiotic resistance, and introducing bacteria that provide immunomodulatory metabolites that can improve mucosal barrier integrity and reduce local GI inflammation. These effects are hypothesized to reduce the likelihood of pathogen translocation and subsequent bloodstream infection and GvHD.
About Seres Therapeutics
Seres Therapeutics, Inc. (Nasdaq: MCRB) is a commercial-stage company developing novel microbiome therapeutics for serious diseases. Seres’ lead program, VOWST™, obtained U.S. FDA approval in April 2023 as the first orally administered microbiome therapeutic to prevent recurrence of C. difficile infection (CDI) in adults following antibacterial treatment for recurrent CDI and is being commercialized in collaboration with Nestlé Health Science. Seres is evaluating SER-155 in a Phase 1b study in patients receiving allogeneic hematopoietic stem cell transplantation. For more information, please visit www.serestherapeutics.com.
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