Seres Banks Serious Cash To Drive Microbiome Therapy To Market
Nestlé Health Science Bags US Rights To SER-109 for CDI
Seres and rival Ferring are both hoping to have the first-ever FDA-approved microbiome therapeutic but the US firm has secured a strong commercial partner in Nestlé's Aimmune pharma arm to drive SER-109 over the finishing line.
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After the historic approvals of Seres’ and Ferring’s microbiome-based treatments for recurrent Clostridioides difficile infection, the two companies are waiting to see who dominates the $1bn market. Physicians say patients will steer the choice of treatments.
The recent US approval of Ferring’s microbiome-targeting Rebyota is set to change the treatment landscape for recurrent Clostridioides difficile infection and could be the proving ground for this class of agents. Rebyota is the first microbiome-targeting treatment to reach the market, but several promising candidates for the same indication are waiting in the wings.
The microbiome therapy won approval for preventing recurrence of Clostridioides difficile infections, but an analyst said the future could be in more targeted approaches.