AlgiPharma in collaboration with its clinical trials team for the randomized clinical trial NCT02453789 in CF has recently been published:
Fischer R, Schwarz C, Weiser R, Mahenthiralingam E, Smerud K, Meland N, Flaten H, Rye PD. Evaluating the alginate oligosaccharide (OligoG) as a therapy for Burkholderia cepacia complex cystic fibrosis lung infection. J Cyst Fibros. 2022 Sep;21(5):821-829. doi: 10.1016/j.jcf.2022.01.003. Epub 2022 Jan 24. PMID: 35086790.
OligoG has previously shown potentiation of aztreonam against Burkholderia cepacia complex (Bcc) through biofilm disruption. A randomized, double-blind, placebo-controlled cross-over design was used to evaluate safety and efficacy of inhaled OligoG as a therapy for Bcc-infected CF patients taking aztreonam. Subjects received OligoG (1050 mg daily) or matching placebo for 28-days. Of 14 subjects completing the study, 8 showed a mean decrease in total bacterial CFU’s (0.82 log10) after OligoG treatment. There was a reduction in mean Bcc CFU’s (2.19 log10) after OligoG treatment but this was not statistically significant. Rheology analysis showed improvements in phase-angle after OligoG, but there was no statistically significant improvement in lung function parameters. Six out of 12 QoL summary scores showed relative improvement after OligoG treatment compared to placebo. There was a favourable safety profile for OligoG. Potential for reducing Bcc warrants further investigation of OligoG for the treatment of infection in CF.
About AlgiPharma AS:
AlgiPharma AS is a clinical stage pharmaceutical company, founded in 2006 on decades of research and development carried out by FMC BioPolymer AS and the Institute of Biotechnology at the Norwegian University of Science and Technology (NTNU) in Trondheim, Norway. AlgiPharma has completed 6 clinical trials with two formulations of its lead drug candidate, OligoG, to treat respiratory symptoms of cystic fibrosis.
AlgiPharma owns or licenses all relevant patents upon which the technology platform and products are developed. The company is supported by national and international research programs, and collaborates with a network of key opinion leaders, highly recognized academic institutions, research and patient organizations in Europe and USA.
AlgiPharma has received more than USD 46 million in research and development grants from EU’s 7th framework program, Horizon 2020, and Eurostars programs, the Norwegian Research Council, Innovate UK, Innovation Norway, US Army through Congressional Earmark funding, the Australian R&D Tax Incentive, and the Cystic Fibrosis Foundation (CFF).
AlgiPharma is a privately owned company registered and domiciled in Norway.
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