Summit Looking To Secure Superiority Claim For Ridinilazole Over Vancomycin In C. Diff
Company’s Phase III program is attempting to replicate Phase II efficacy data showing superiority for curing Clostridium difficile infections and preventing recurrence, while also compiling health economics data.
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Pivotal trials are underway for two microbiota restoration therapies, a narrow-spectrum antibiotic and a vaccine; funding from non-profits and new owners have revived stalled projects at Summit, Deinove and MGB Biopharma.
Summit’s utrophin modulator, ezutromid, posted intriguing interim data in January, but failed to meet the primary and all secondary endpoints in a Phase II study. The UK firm discontinued development of ezutromid and will now focus on novel antibiotic candidates.