Lumen Bioscience, a clinical-stage biotechnology company developing biologic drugs for highly prevalent diseases, is excited to announce that the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has granted Fast Track Designation for its investigational, orally delivered biologic drug, LMN-201. This drug has the potential to treat and prevent C. difficile infection (CDI), a condition that affects millions of people worldwide. With this FDA approval, Lumen Bioscience is one step closer to revolutionizing the way CDI is managed and treated.
LMN-201 is an advanced, four-pronged therapeutic solution for the treatment of C. difficile infections and their associated symptoms. This safe and effective treatment is delivered orally in the form of capsules, and can be taken alongside standard antibiotics.
Developed and manufactured by Lumen in Seattle under strict GMP regulations, LMN-201 neutralizes both the C. difficile bacterium and its associated toxins, providing protection for up to eight weeks while commensal bacteria repopulate the gastrointestinal tract.
Lumen Bioscience is committed to providing patients relief from life-threatening Clostridium difficile (C. difficile) infection with their innovative therapy LMN-201. The recent Fast Track Designation from the U.S. Food and Drug Administration is a testament to the serious unmet need for treating and preventing C. difficile infection, and Lumen Bioscience’s potential to address this persistent gap in patient care.
Recent advances in CDI recurrence prevention have yet to make a perceivable impact on the epidemic, due to inconvenient administration requirements. Through their clinical program, Lumen Bioscience is dedicated to bringing LMN-201 to patients as quickly as possible and helping to control this serious health issue.
Lumen is recruiting physicians to join their Phase 2/3 study of LMN-201, a potential breakthrough treatment for Clostridioides difficile infection (CDI). The double-blind, placebo-controlled study will assess LMN-201’s ability to both improve primary treatment outcomes and prevent recurrence in recently diagnosed CDI patients.
With approximately 375 patients enrolled from across the United States, this study has the potential to make a significant impact in the fight against CDI. Physicians interested in participating are encouraged to contact Lumen’s clinical operations team at tria[email protected]—no prior CDI recurrence is required for enrollment.
About Fast Track Designation
The FDA’s Fast Track process is an innovative way to get important new drugs to patients faster. Companies that receive Fast Track Designation are eligible for a host of potential benefits, including more frequent meetings and interactions with the FDA, eligibility for accelerated approval and priority review, and the ability to have their biologics license application reviewed section by section. This program is designed to expedite the development and review of drugs intended to treat serious conditions and to fill unmet medical needs, ultimately bringing relief to patients sooner.
About C. difficile infection (CDI)
Clostridioides difficile Infection (CDI) is a major burden on U.S. healthcare systems, representing nearly half a million cases and more than five billion dollars in costs each year. Antibiotic therapy is usually successful for the initial infection, but unfortunately, 20-40% of patients will experience a recurrence, with the potential for more than 40% to have multiple episodes.
Unfortunately, the current methods of prevention are costly and inconvenient, requiring either intravenous administration of antibodies or bowel prep or enema for fecal microbiota transplant.
LMN-201 is a revolutionary cocktail of two therapeutic proteins, offering the world’s first complex biologic cocktail drug. Combining three antibody-like proteins to neutralize the bacterial toxin causing diarrhea and other severe CDI symptoms, with an enzyme protein to destroy the C. difficile cell wall, this orally delivered, shelf-stable capsule provides an accessible treatment for CDI. Lumen has published pre-clinical data on LMN-201 on bioRxiv, making the groundbreaking therapy available to even more patients.
Lumen Bioscience is revolutionizing the biologics industry by discovering, developing, and manufacturing biologic drug candidates to treat highly prevalent diseases with no existing effective treatments.
With their cutting-edge platform, they are able to deliver rapid, cost-effective, and scalable biologic drug solutions for C. difficile infection, Covid-19, cardiometabolic disease, inflammatory bowel disease, norovirus, and traveler’s diarrhea. Lumen is paving the way for a brighter future in biologics.