Evelo Biosciences Reports that EDP2939, its First Oral Extracellular Vesicle Product Candidate, Commenced Dosing in a Phase 2 Psoriasis Trial

  • Completed first blinded, placebo-controlled cohort in human volunteers with no safety or tolerability concerns
  • Dosing in EDP2939 Phase 2 trial in patients with moderate psoriasis has been initiated
  • EDP2939 Phase 2 data in psoriasis anticipated in 2H 2023

Evelo Biosciences, a clinical stage biotechnology company developing a novel platform of orally delivered anti-inflammatory medicines acting on the small intestinal axis, SINTAX, today announced that its first extracellular vesicle (EV) product candidate, EDP2939, has progressed to dosing in a Phase 2 psoriasis clinical trial after completing a safety and tolerability review from a first cohort of human volunteers. Safety and tolerability assessment of multiple ascending dose cohorts continues.

“This is a milestone for both EDP2939 and Evelo’s broader platform of orally-delivered EVs,” said Evelo’s Chief Medical Officer, Duncan McHale, M.B.B.S., Ph.D. “It is the first time that a potential bacterial EV medicine has been delivered orally to humans. Safety and tolerability are a central part of Evelo’s vision to develop medicines to treat all stages and all types of inflammatory diseases. We have now started dosing in the Phase 2 part of the trial in patients with moderate psoriasis.”

Mark Bodmer, Ph.D., President of R&D and Chief Scientific Officer of Evelo added, “EVs and EDP2939 show great promise as a new type of SINTAX medicine with potential for biologic-like efficacy based on three factors: (1) the high intrinsic potency of EVs in preclinical models; (2) the number and concentration of EVs that can be delivered in a single capsule; and (3) the delivery to the target site of the proximal small intestine. We look forward to reporting EDP2939 psoriasis efficacy results, expected in the second half of this year.”

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