Destiny Pharma announces start of new oral mucositis research program

Oral mucositis is a common and devastating complication from chemotherapy and radiotherapy suffered by more than 2 million cancer patients every year.

Destiny Pharma plc, a clinical-stage biotech company focused on the development of novel medicines that can prevent life-threatening infections, has started a new research program on the condition. 

The research study will be conducted in the US by oral mucositis (OM) expert Stephen Sonis, and will investigate the potential of XF-73 as a preventive medicine to alleviate suffering from OM in patients receiving cancer treatment by testing its efficacy in the gold-standard model of OM.

The potential utility of XF-73 in this indication is due to the association between the development of OM and changes in the oral microbiome

The antimicrobial properties of XF‑73 have already been demonstrated in phase 2 clinical trials. As well as having fast-acting antimicrobial activity and a novel mechanism of action, XF-73 has an excellent safety profile and a lack of systemic exposure which means that it is ideally suited for development as an innovative oral formulation to reduce the severity of OM. 

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