Adaptive Phage Therapeutics Announces Strategic Agreement with ARLG to Support Phase 1b/2 Cystic Fibrosis Study

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GAITHERSBURG, MD, November 2, 2021 – Adaptive Phage Therapeutics, Inc. (APT), a clinical-stage biotechnology company dedicated to providing therapies to treat infectious diseases, today announced that it has entered into an agreement with the Antibacterial Resistance Leadership Group (ARLG) to support a multi-center Phase 1b/2, randomized, double-blind, placebo-controlled trial assessing the safety and microbiological activity of a single dose of bacteriophage therapy in cystic fibrosis subjects colonized with Pseudomonas aeruginosa. 
ARLG consists of more than 100 leading experts, working together to combat the ongoing antibacterial resistance crisis and improve patient care. Created in 2013, ARLG is funded by a grant from the National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases (NIAID) part of the National Institutes of Health (NIH) under Award Number UM1AI104681. It is facilitated by the Duke Clinical Research Institute and works under the leadership of an executive committee, four component centers, and two Principal Investigators: Vance Fowler, MD, of Duke University, and Henry “Chip” Chambers, MD, of University of California, San Francisco. The NIAID is the Sponsor of this study.

Adaptive Phage Therapeutics Awarded Additional $8 Million from U.S. Department of Defense for Clinical Advancement of Phage to Address Unmet Needs in Infectious Diseases

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Adaptive Phage Therapeutics Awarded Additional $8 Million from U.S. Department of Defense for Clinical Advancement of Phage to Address Unmet Needs in Infectious Diseases
SEPTEMBER 30, 2021
-Additional award brings APT’s total funding from the U.S. Department of Defense to $31.2 million–
–Will support APT’s PhageBankTM clinical stage programs targeting infectious diseases-
GAITHERSBURG, MD, September 30, 2021 – Adaptive Phage Therapeutics, Inc. (APT), a clinical-stage biotechnology company dedicated to providing therapies to treat infectious diseases, today announced that the Department of Defense (DoD) has awarded the company an additional $8 million for the continued development of bacteriophage therapies (PhageBankTM) for the treatment of infectious diseases. The new funding brings the total contract awarded to APT to $31.2 million. 
“We are thrilled to have the ongoing support of the DoD in the advanced development of our PhageBank™ platform to treat drug-resistant infections across multiple indications,” said Greg Merril, CEO and co-founder of Adaptive Phage Therapeutics.  “We are thankful for the opportunity to collaborate with the U.S. military to create potentially lifesaving therapies for our nation’s service members.” 

Adaptive Phage Therapeutics Appoints Michele Wales, Ph.D., J.D., as Chief Legal Officer

Dr. Wales joins APT with extensive experience in litigation and intellectual property law, specifically within the life sciences industry.
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Adaptive Phage Therapeutics, Inc., a clinical-stage biotechnology company dedicated to providing therapies to treat infectious diseases, today announced that it has appointed Michele Wales, Ph.D., J.D., as Chief Legal Officer. Dr. Wales joins APT with extensive experience in litigation and intellectual property law, specifically within the life sciences industry.

Adaptive Phage Therapeutics Appoints Robert J. Hopkins, MD, MPH & TM, FACP, FIDSA, to Chief Medical Officer

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Robert J. Hopkins, MD, MPH & TM, FACP, FIDSA, is a highly regarded medical and research professional in infectious diseases with over 25 years of industry experience

Adaptive Phage Therapeutics Expands Board Following Series B Financing Led by Deerfield Management

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Adaptive Phage Therapeutics, Inc. (“APT”), a clinical-stage biotechnology company dedicated to providing therapies to treat infectious diseases, today announced the appointment of Evan Loh, M.D., CEO of Paratek Pharmaceuticals, Inc. (NASDAQ: PRTK), Jonathan Leff, Partner at Deerfield Management, and Jana Jensen, Ph.D., Chief Operating Officer at Deerfield Discovery and Development, to the company’s Board of Directors.

Adaptive Phage Therapeutics Announces Collaboration with Oyster Point Pharma to Target Ophthalmic Diseases

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Adaptive Phage Therapeutics, Inc. (“APT”), a clinical-stage biotechnology company dedicated to providing therapies to treat infectious diseases, today announced a newly-formed research collaboration with Oyster Point Pharma, Inc. (Nasdaq: OYST) for developing therapies, using APT’s PhageBank™ technology, potentially targeting multiple ophthalmic diseases.

Gaithersburg’s Adaptive Phage Therapeutics Announces FDA Clearance of IND Application for PhageBank™ in Treatment of Diabetic Foot Osteomyelitis

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Adaptive Phage Therapeutics Announces FDA Clearance of IND Application for PhageBank™ in Treatment of Diabetic Foot Osteomyelitis GAITHERSBURG, Md.–(BUSINESS WIRE)–Adaptive Phage Therapeutics (APT), a clinical-stage biotechnology company dedicated to advancing therapies [….]

BioHealth Capital Region Showcases Strengths of Cutting Edge Therapies

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Biopharma and Life Science companies in the BioHealth Capital Region are known for their work with cutting edge technologies such as gene and cell therapies. Those strengths were on display at the 6th annual BioHealth Capital Region Forum.

BioHealth Companies Selected for Prestigious Maryland Tech Council Annual Industry Awards

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The COVID-19 Pandemic didn’t stop the Maryland Tech Council from holding their 32nd Annual Industry awards. Taking this event online, MTC continued via a live virtual broadcast to recognize the top Life Sciences and Tech Companies in Maryland.

Is Maryland Becoming a Hub for Bacteriophage Technologies?

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The Bacteriophage (Phage) Therapy (PT) market is growing rapidly in the U.S. The rise of antibiotic resistant bacteria and multidrug-resistant bacteria (MDRs) across the globe has increased the value and industry acceptance of a phage approach, which can help combat bacteria that cannot be effectively treated by antibiotics. What’s more, the phage modality is a great fit for targeted personalized medicine approaches.