PolyPid Announces Publication of Preclinical Data Further Supporting the Good Safety Profile of D-PLEX₁₀₀ and PLEX Technology Platform
Safety Profile of D-PLEX100 and PLEX Platform Shown in Juvenile Animals for the First Time
Results Could Support Clinical Evaluation of D-PLEX100 in Pediatric Population
The safety and toxicokinetics of D-PLEX100 were tested following its administration via an abdominal incision to juvenile swine. The animals were evaluated for a period of nine months and no treatment-related adverse events were observed during this period.
PolyPid’s ongoing Phase 3 SHIELD II trial of D-PLEX100 for the prevention of surgical site infections (SSIs) is currently recruiting patients undergoing open abdominal colorectal surgery with large incisions. Top-line results are expected in mid-2024.
D-PLEX100, PolyPid’s lead product candidate, is designed to provide local prolonged and controlled anti-bacterial activity directly at the surgical site to prevent SSIs. Following the administration of D-PLEX100 into the surgical site, the PLEX (Polymer-Lipid Encapsulation matriX) technology pairs with Active Pharmaceutical Ingredients, enabling a prolonged and continuous release of the broad-spectrum antibiotic doxycycline, resulting in a high local concentration of the drug for a period of 30 days for the prevention of SSIs, with additional potential to prevent SSIs caused by antibiotic-resistant bacteria at the surgical site. D-PLEX100 received Breakthrough Therapy Designation from the U.S. Food and Drug Administration for the prevention of SSIs in patients undergoing elective colorectal surgery. D-PLEX100 is currently in Phase 3 SHIELD II trial for the prevention of surgical site infections in patients undergoing open abdominal colorectal surgery with large incisions.
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