Quarterly Activities Report and 4C Quarterly Cash Flow Report

Botanix (ASX:BOT) has today published its Quarterly Activities Report and 4C Quarterly Cash Flow Report, for the period ended 31 March 2022

Key highlights from this period include:

  • Strategic appointments to Botanix’s executive leadership team,including Dr Patty Walker as Chief Medical Officer and Mr Howie McKibbon as Chief Commercial Officer
  • Danny Sharp also joins as Non-Executive Director bringing 30+ years capital markets experience and an extensive network of institutional investors
  • Completion of pre-clinical work to support initiation of Phase 2 BTX 1801 antimicrobial study
  • Advancement of clinical programs, with the completion of recruitment for both the Phase 2 BTX 1702 rosacea study and BTX 1204 canine atopic dermatitis study, both of which are on track for 2Q 2022
  • Significant progress on broadening and maturing the Botanix pipeline with a number of new opportunities in late-stage assessment

Botanix maintains a strong cash position, with approximately $16.4 million in cash at closing of Q1 2022.

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FDA grants new QIDP Designation Status for BTX 1801

Botanix is pleased to announce that the US Food and Drug Administration (FDA) Office of Antimicrobial Products has granted new Qualified Infectious Disease Product (QIDP) status for our antibacterial product, BTX 1801.

This QDIP designation applies to the use of BTX 1901 to potentially ‘reduce the risk of Staph. aureus bloodstream infections in colonised patients dependent on central venous catheters for hemodialysis’, the lead indication for our novel intranasal gel. This represents the first such designation ever granted for a nasal decolonisation agent in this patient group.

In addition to the standard regulatory exclusivity that comes with FDA approval of a New Drug Application (NDA), QIDP offers an additional five years of regulatory exclusivity, as well as eligibility for NDA ‘priority review’ and ‘fast-track designation’ – both of which will be invaluable to Botanix’s antimicrobial development program.

Botanix President and Executive Chairman, Vince Ippolito commented:

“Botanix is very excited to receive QIDP status from the FDA. This designation is supported by our Phase 2 clinical study results and a recent health outcomes study that highlighted the impact of bloodstream infections in hemodialysis patients that use central venous catheters for access.

“These life-threatening infections in this vulnerable population are estimated to cost the health system more than $360 million annually in the US.”

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Presentation at Health Economics Conference | ISPOR 2022

Botanix Pharmaceuticals (ASX:BOT) is pleased to share news of an upcoming poster presentation at the Professional Society for Health Economics and Outcomes Research Annual Meeting (ISPOR 2022) on 15-18 May 2022.

ISPOR is renowned for attracting leaders from the global healthcare and outcome research community for discussion and dissemination of the latest trends in healthcare.

The abstract, to be presented by lead author, Professor Tom Lodise of Albany College of Pharmacy and Health Sciences, models the annual costs associated with central venous catheter-related S. aureus bloodstream infections in hemodialysis patients.

Based on a 7.5% annual rate of infections in this vulnerable population, it is projected that attributable costs will exceed US$360 million annually. 

Dr Jamie P. Dwyer, MD, Professor of Medicine, University of Utah Clinical and Translational Sciences Institute, Co-founder of Innovative Renal Care, remarked in relation to the Abstract:

“It is widely known that S. aureus nasal carriers have a markedly higher risk of bacteremia vs non-carriers 1. There is a need for novel agents for intranasal decolonisation of S. aureus to reduce the risk of S. aureus bloodstream infections among this high risk, hemodialysis patient population.”

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Data Presentations | ECCMID 2022

Botanix Pharmaceuticals (ASX:BOT) is pleased to announce that data for our clinical stage antimicrobial asset, BTX 1801, will be presented at the European Congress of Clinical Microbiology and Infectious Diseases (ECCMID 2022) on 23–26 April 2022.

Results from our clinical program will form the basis of two abstract presentations.

The first abstract, titled ‘​​The Antimicrobial profile of BTX-1801: a new synthetic cannabidiol active against Gram-positive bacteria associated with serious infections’ will be presented by Professor Geoffrey Coombs from Murdoch University.

The second abstract, ‘The Bactericidal activity of BTX 1801: a synthetic cannabidiol with potent activity versus Staphylococcus aureus’ will be presented by Angela Kavanagh from the Centre for Superbug Solutions at The University of Queensland.

Botanix President and Executive Chairman, Vince Ippolito, said:

“The data to be presented at the upcoming ECCMID 2022 conference suggests the significant potential of BTX 1801 to prevent S. aureus bloodstream infections associated with considerable morbidity, mortality, and cost in haemodialysis patients who use Central Venous Catheters (CVC).”

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Conversation Series | Dr Clarence Young

Meet Dr Clarence Young, Botanix’s Chief Medical Officer.

Dr Young has spent the past three decades dedicating his professional life to fighting infectious diseases and antimicrobial resistance (AMR), at the highest ranks of corporate advisory in big pharma, industry groups, and for the White House Working Group on Antimicrobial Resistance too.

In this short video, he explains why he is so motivated to reduce the risk of infection for haemodialysis patients, which is central to his role here at Botanix.