Rebiotix Inc, which is part of the Ferring Pharmaceuticals Group, is a late-stage clinical microbiome company focused on harnessing the power of the human microbiome to revolutionize the treatment of debilitating diseases. Rebiotix possesses a deep and diverse clinical pipeline, with its lead drug candidate, RBX2660, in Phase 3 clinical development for the prevention of recurrent Clostridium difficile (C. diff) infection. RBX2660 has been granted Fast Track status, Orphan Drug and Breakthrough Therapy designation from the FDA for its potential to prevent recurrent C. diff infection. Rebiotix’s clinical pipeline also features RBX7455, a lyophilized non-frozen, oral capsule formulation, which is currently moving into a Phase 2 IND trial for the prevention of recurrent C. diff infection having completed an investigator sponsored Phase 1 study. In addition, Rebiotix is targeting several other disease states with drug products built on its pioneering Microbiota Restoration Therapy™ platform. The MRT™ platform is a standardized, stabilized drug technology that is designed to rehabilitate the human microbiome by delivering a broad consortium of live microbes into a patient’s intestinal tract via a ready-to-use and easy-to-administer format.
Recurrent C. diff prevention
Pediatric Ulcerative Colitis
Multi-drug Resistant UTI
Lee Jones – Founder, President, and Chief Executive Officer
Dale N. Gerding, M.D., MACP, FIDSA, FSHEA – Chief Medical Officer
Ken F. Blount, Ph.D. – Chief Scientific Officer
Edward S. Burd, Ph.D. – Head of Regulatory Affairs
Nancy Timm, VP of Finance and Operations
About Seed Health
Seed Health is a microbial sciences company pioneering applications of bacteria to impact human and environmental health. In collaboration with leading academic partners, Seed Health’s foundry model accelerates breakthrough science to develop live biotherapeutics and innovations for consumer health. The portfolio targets some of the most pressing, pervasive conditions for which microbes can become or replace the primary standard of care.
Gynecology / Obstetrics
• Urinary Tract Infections (end of manufacturing)
Raja Dhir – Co-Founder & Co-CEO
Greg Sieczkiewicz, J.D., Ph.D. – Chief IP Counsel
Jacques Ravel, Ph.D. – Founding Scientist, Live Biotherapeutics
Gregor Reid, Ph.D. – Chief Scientist, Consumer Probiotics
Azza Gadir, Ph.D. – Director, Research & Development
Anthony Almada, MSc – Product Development & Quality
Seres Therapeutics, Inc. (Nasdaq: MCRB) is a leading microbiome therapeutics platform company developing a novel class of biological drugs that are designed to treat disease by restoring the function of a dysbiotic microbiome, where the state of bacterial diversity and function is imbalanced. Seres’ SER-287 program has obtained Fast Track and Orphan Drug designation from the U.S. Food and Drug Administration and is being evaluated in a Phase 2b study in patients with active mild-to-moderate ulcerative colitis. Seres’ SER-109 program has obtained Breakthrough Therapy and Orphan Drug designations from the FDA and is in Phase 3 development for recurrent C. difficile infection. Seres is also developing SER-401 in a Phase 1b study in patients with metastatic melanoma.
Inflammatory bowel disease
Eric Shaff – President, Chief Executive Officer
John Aunins, Ph.D. – Executive Vice President, Bioprocess & Manufacturing and Chief Technology Officer
Thomas J. DesRosier, Esq. – Executive Vice President, Chief Legal Officer and Secretary
Matthew Henn, Ph.D. – Executive Vice President, Chief Scientific Officer
Kevin Horgan, M.D. – Executive Vice President, Chief Medical Officer
Jim Weston – Senior Vice President, Regulatory Affairs
Siolta Therapeutics is a clinical-stage biotech company on a mission to alleviate the suffering of millions impacted by chronic inflammatory diseases through novel microbiome-based medicines. Siolta leverages its deep knowledge of the developing infant gut microbiome and its role in promoting immune tolerance to develop targeted microbial therapeutics and companion diagnostics for the prevention and treatment of inflammatory diseases. The company’s blended expertise from microbiology, immunology, and bioinformatics supports the development of a multifaceted platform, integrating ecosystems approaches and precision medicine concepts to advance the future of medicine. Currently focused on the clinical development of their lead product for the prevention and treatment of allergic asthma, Siolta’s holistic, microbiome-based strategy represents a new frontier in the pursuit of tailored, clinically differentiated microbial therapeutics.
Prevention of Allergic Disease
Nikole Kimes, Ph.D. – Founder, Chief Executive Officer
Richard Shames, M.D. – Consulting CMO
Ricardo Valladares, Ph.D. – Vice President of Research and Development
Susan Lynch, Ph.D. – Founder, Member of the Board of Directors
Samir Kaul, MBA – Member of the Board of Directors
Takeda Pharmaceutical Company Limited is a global, values-based, R&D-driven biopharmaceutical leader headquartered in Japan, committed to bringing Better Health and a Brighter Future to patients by translating science into highly-innovative medicines. Takeda focuses its R&D efforts on four therapeutic areas: Oncology, Gastroenterology (GI), Rare Diseases and Neuroscience. We also make targeted R&D investments in Plasma-Derived Therapies and Vaccines. We are focusing on developing highly innovative medicines that contribute to making a difference in people’s lives by advancing the frontier of new treatment options and leveraging our enhanced collaborative R&D engine and capabilities to create a robust, modality-diverse pipeline. Our employees are committed to improving quality of life for patients and to working with our partners in health care in approximately 80 countries and regions. For more information, visit https://www.takeda.com
Microbiome-related Target Indications
Inflammatory bowel diseases
Complications of Liver disease
Vedanta Biosciences is developing a new category of therapies for immune-mediated and infectious diseases based on rationally defined consortia of human microbiome-derived bacteria. Vedanta Biosciences is a leader in the microbiome field with capabilities and deep expertise to discover, develop, and manufacture live bacteria drugs. These include what is believed to be the largest collection of human microbiome-associated bacterial strains, a suite of proprietary assays to select pharmacologically potent strains, vast proprietary datasets from human interventional studies, and facilities for cGMP-compliant manufacturing of rationally-defined bacterial consortia in powder form.
Vedanta Biosciences’ pioneering work, in collaboration with its scientific co-founders, has led to the identification of human commensal bacteria that induce a range of immune responses – including induction of regulatory T cells, CD8+ T cells, and Th17 cells, among others. These advances have been published in leading peer-reviewed journals including Science (multiple), Nature (multiple), Cell and Nature Immunology. Vedanta Biosciences has harnessed these biological insights and its capabilities to generate a pipeline of programs in infectious disease, autoimmune disease, allergy, and immune-oncology.
Inflammatory Bowel Disease
Multi-drug Resistant Organisms
Bernat Olle, Ph.D. – Chief Executive Officer
Bruce Roberts, Ph.D. – Chief Scientific Officer
Dan Couto – Chief Technical Officer
Erik Spek, Ph.D., J.D. – SVP, Head of Legal Affairs and IP
Dmitri Bobilev, M.D. – VP, Clinical Development