OSAKA, Japan & FLORHAM PARK, N.J.–(BUSINESS WIRE)–Shionogi & Co., Ltd. (hereafter “Shionogi”) today announced there will
be one oral presentation and 17 poster presentations featuring two of
the company’s investigational compounds at the American Society for
Microbiology (ASM) Microbe meeting, being held June 20–24, 2019 in San
Francisco. Sixteen poster presentations are on cefiderocol, a late-stage
investigational, novel siderophore cephalosporin, and one is on COT-143,
a humanized monoclonal antibody.
“Cefiderocol has a unique mechanism of cell entry and is able to
overcome the three major mechanisms of carbapenem-resistance of
Gram-negative pathogens. The totality of cefiderocol data to be
presented at ASM Microbe adds to the growing body of evidence of its
potential activity against some of the world’s deadliest pathogens and
we look forward to sharing these findings with the scientific
community,” said Dr. Tsutae Den Nagata, Chief Medical Officer, Shionogi.
In addition, Shionogi will also present a poster on COT-143, an
investigational humanized monoclonal antibody demonstrating
anti-virulence activity targeting the PcrV protein of Pseudomonas
Presentations will include data on these Shionogi agents from
company-sponsored or investigator-initiated investigational studies.
The details for the presentations are as follows:
Oral presentation about cefiderocol and COT-143
and time: June 21, 2:30 p.m.-2:41 p.m.
and location: Session S107: Pharma Pipeline Update: Part 1
Pipeline; AAR Track Hub (Booth 5053) – Learn – exhibit and poster hall
The following poster presentations will take
place on the following date and time, and session title and location:
Date and time: June
22, 11 a.m.-12 p.m. and 4 p.m.-5 p.m.
Session title and
location: Session P494 – HMB12 – Inflammation During infection; exhibit
and poster hall
Poster #HMB-373: Development of Murine Models of Iron Overload
and Depletion for the Study of Siderophore Antibiotics
James M. Kidd
Date and time: June 22, 11 a.m.-12 p.m. and 4 p.m.-5 p.m.
title and location: P514 – AAR09 – Pharmacological Studies of
Investigational Agents Phase 2/3: Late-Stage Beta-Lactam Antibiotics; exhibit
and poster hall
Poster #AAR-761: A Multi-Site Study Comparing a Commercially
Prepared Dried MIC Susceptibility System to the CLSI/ISO Broth
Microdilution Method for Cefiderocol Using Gram-Negative
Presenter: Thomas C. Lewis
Poster #AAR-762: Cefiderocol Activity Against North American
Clinical Isolates SIDERO-WT-2014-2017
Poster #AAR-763: In Vitro Activity of Cefiderocol, a
Novel Siderophore Cephalosporin, Against Clinical Gram- Negative
Pathogens Collected From Canadian Intensive Care Units
Alyssa R. Golden
Poster #AAR-764: In Vitro Antibacterial Activity of
Cefiderocol Against Carbapenem-Non-Susceptible Gram-Negative Bacteria
From Hospitalized Patients in the United States: SIDERO-WT-2014-2017
Poster #AAR-765: Cefiderocol Susceptibility Against Globally
Isolated Meropenem Non-Susceptible Gram-Negative Bacteria Containing
Serine- and Metallo-Carbapenemase Genes: SIDERO-WT-2014 and 2015
Poster #AAR-766: Comparative Activity of Cefiderocol Against Pseudomonas
aeruginosa by Infection Source and Census Region in the United
Presenter: Melinda Soriano
Poster #AAR-767: In Vitro Antibacterial Activity of
Cefiderocol Against Gram-negative Clinical Strains Collected in North
America and Europe, SIDERO-WT-2016
Poster # AAR-768: Activity of Cefiderocol (CFDC),
Ceftazidime‐Avibactam (CZA), and Eravacycline (ERV) Against
Carbapenem‐Resistant (CR) E. coli Isolates From the US: Clonal
Background, Resistance Genes, and Co‐Resistance
Poster #AAR-769: In Vitro Activity of Cefiderocol
Against Carbapenem-Resistant Acinetobacter spp., Enterobacter
spp., Escherichia coli, Klebsiella pneumoniae and Pseudomonas
Presenter: Jose R. Mediavilla
Poster #AAR-770: Comparative Activity of Cefiderocol Against Acinetobacter
baumannii by Infection Sites in the US SIDERO-WT-2014-2017
Poster #AAR-771: Comparative Activity of Cefiderocol Against Stenotrophomonas
maltophilia by Infection Sites in the US SIDERO-WT-2014-2017
Poster #AAR-772: Changes of Responsible Iron-Transporters for
the Activity of Cefiderocol Against Pseudomonas aeruginosa Depending
on the Culture Conditions
Presenter: Akinobu Ito
Poster #AAR-773: Comparative Impact of Human‐Simulated
Exposures of Cefiderocol and Ceftazidime on Stenotrophomonas
maltophilia in a Neutropenic Murine Thigh Infection Model
Iris H. Chen
Poster #AAR-774: Characterization of Isolates Showing High MICs
to Cefiderocol From Global Surveillance Study SIDERO-WT-2014
Date and time: June 22, 11 a.m.-12 p.m. and 4 p.m.-5 p.m.
title and location: P507 – Antimicrobial Agents: Mechanisms of
Action and Mechanisms of Resistance in Gram-negative ESKAPE Pathogens
Poster #AAR-622: Characterization of a Pan-Resistant Pseudomonas
aeruginosa Containing blaNDM-1 and blaIMP-1
David R. Lonsway
Date and time: June
23, 11 a.m.-1 p.m.
Session title and location: P586 – AAR06
– Novel Approaches: Therapies, Diagnostics and Drug Discovery: Biologics;
exhibit and poster hall
Poster #AAR-670: COT-143, a Novel Monoclonal Antibody Against
the PcrV Protein: In Vivo Bactericidal Efficacy Against Pseudomonas
aeruginosa and Staphylococcus aureus Co-infection in Mice
Lung Infection Models
Presenter: Hideki Maki
About Cefiderocol–An Investigational Antibiotic Agent
Cefiderocol is a siderophore cephalosporin with a novel mechanism for
penetrating the outer cell membrane of Gram-negative pathogens including
multidrug-resistant strains. It has a unique ability to overcome all
three major mechanisms of carbapenem resistance. Cefiderocol binds to
ferric iron and is actively transported into bacterial cells through the
outer membrane via the bacterial iron transporters, which function to
incorporate this essential nutrient for bacteria.1 In
addition, cefiderocol can also enter cells by passive diffusion through
porin channels and is stable against all known classes of
beta-lactamases, including both the metallo- and serine-beta-lactamases.2
These mechanisms allow cefiderocol to achieve higher concentrations in
the periplasmic space where it can bind to receptors and inhibit cell
wall synthesis in the bacterial cells.3 Data from
multinational surveillance studies for cefiderocol demonstrated potent in
vitro activity against a wide spectrum of Gram-negative pathogens
including carbapenem-resistant Acinetobacter baumannii, Pseudomonas
aeruginosa, Enterobacteriaceae, and Stenotrophomonas
maltophilia.4 Cefiderocol has poor in vitro activity
against Gram-positive or anaerobic bacteria. The clinical significance
of in vitro data is unknown.
Two ongoing Phase III studies–in patients with HAP/VAP/HCAP†
(APEKS-NP‡) and with carbapenem-resistant pathogens at various infection
sites (CREDIBLE-CR) have recently completed enrollment. Information is
available at www.clinicaltrials.gov under
the identifiers NCT03032380 and NCT02714595, respectively. The company
submitted a New Drug Application to the U.S. Food and Drug
Administration in December 2018 and a marketing authorization
application to the European Medicines Agency in March 2019.5
About Gram-negative Infections
The increasing resistance of many infections caused by Gram-negative
bacteria to existing therapies, including carbapenem-resistant
Enterobacteriaceae and non-fermenting species such as P. aeruginosa,
A. baumannii, and S. maltophilia, means there is a
critical need for new, effective therapies.4, 6-9 There are
an increasing number of Gram-negative pathogens resistant to multiple
antibiotics, making them difficult to treat and resulting in high
mortality rates.10 In the U.S., at least two million people
are infected with antibiotic-resistant bacteria, and at least 23,000
people die as a result each year.11 The World Health
Organization and the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention have
identified carbapenem-resistant strains of Enterobacteriaceae, P.
aeruginosa, and A.baumannii as the top priority in the
research and development of new antibiotics.6,11
About COT-143–An Investigational Compound
COT-143 is a humanized monoclonal antibody that binds to the PcrV
protein of P. aeruginosa. The PcrV protein is an essential
component of the type III secretion system responsible for releasing
harmful toxins and is related to the pathogenicity of P. aeruginosa.
By using a variety of nonclinical in vitro and in vivo
models, COT-143 has demonstrated the potential to reduce tissue and
cellular damage by the toxins released by this system, leading to the
treatment of infection caused by P. aeruginosa.
It is estimated that 51,000 healthcare-associated P. aeruginosa
infections occur in the U.S. each year and the rates of antibiotic
resistance are increasing worldwide.12-13 As resistance
rises, there are limited options to treat or prevent P. aeruginosa
infections. COT-143 is in early-stage development.
Shionogi & Co., Ltd. is a Japanese major research-driven pharmaceutical
company dedicated to bringing benefits to patients based on its
corporate philosophy of “supplying the best possible medicine to protect
the health and wellbeing of the patients we serve.” The company
currently markets products in several therapeutic areas including
anti-infectives, pain, cardiovascular diseases, and gastroenterology.
Our pipeline is focused on infectious disease, pain, CNS, and oncology.
For more information on Shionogi & Co., Ltd., visit www.shionogi.co.jp/en.
Shionogi Inc. is the U.S. subsidiary of Shionogi & Co., Ltd. based in
N.J. For more information on Shionogi Inc., please visit https://www.shionogi.com/.
This announcement contains forward-looking statements. These
statements are based on expectations in light of the information
currently available, assumptions that are subject to risks and
uncertainties which could cause actual results to differ materially from
these statements. Risks and uncertainties include general domestic and
international economic conditions such as general industry and market
conditions, and changes of interest rate and currency exchange rate.
These risks and uncertainties particularly apply with respect to
product-related forward-looking statements. Product risks and
uncertainties include, but are not limited to, completion and
discontinuation of clinical trials; obtaining regulatory approvals;
claims and concerns about product safety and efficacy; technological
advances; adverse outcome of important litigation; domestic and foreign
healthcare reforms and changes of laws and regulations. Also for
existing products, there are manufacturing and marketing risks, which
include, but are not limited to, inability to build production capacity
to meet demand, unavailability of raw materials, and entry of
competitive products. The company disclaims any intention or obligation
to update or revise any forward-looking statements whether as a result
of new information, future events, or otherwise.
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