Shionogi To Highlight Research On Cefiderocol (S-649266), A Siderophore Cephalosporin, And S-033188, A Cap-Dependent Endonuclease Inhibitor For Treatment Of Influenza, At IDWeek 2017

OSAKA, Japan & FLORHAM PARK, N.J.–(BUSINESS WIRE)– Shionogi & Co., Ltd. (hereafter “Shionogi”) today announced it will share the latest data on cefiderocol (S-649266), an investigational siderophore cephalosporin with a novel mechanism of cell entry in late stage development with activity against a broad range of Gram-negative pathogens, including those highly resistant to currently available agents such as colistin, and carbapenem-resistant strains of Pseudomonas aeruginosaAcinetobacter baumannii, and Enterobacteriaceae (CRE) and Stenotrophomonas maltophilia, and S-033188, an investigational cap-dependent endonuclease inhibitor for the treatment of influenza at IDWeek™ 2017, in San Diego, October 4 – 8, 2017.

Highlights of cefiderocol presentations include clinical trial results, as well as supportive in vitro data. S-033188 presentations will showcase both clinical and non-clinical data.

Below is an overview of the oral and poster presentations featuring cefiderocol and S-033188 at IDWeek 2017:

Cefiderocol
Session Title Presentation Poster Number &
Presentation Information
Symposium: New
Antibiotics: What’s
in the Pipeline
Cefiderocol Presentation number: 859

 

Thursday, October 5, 2017

 

2:18 p.m.

 

Room 20ABCD

HAI: MDRO-
GNR/Emerging
Resistant Bacterial
Pathogens
National Prevalence and Regional Variation of
Carbapenem-Resistant Gram-Negative

Bacteria in the Ambulatory and Acute Care
Settings in the United States in 2016

Poster number: 371

 

Thursday, October 5, 2017

 

12:30 p.m. – 2:00 p.m.

 

Poster Hall CD

Burden of Carbapenem-Resistant Gram-
Negative Infections in US Hospitals
Poster number: 374

 

Thursday, October 5, 2017

 

12:30 p.m. – 2:00 p.m.

 

Poster Hall CD

Expanded
Spectrum – New
Antimicrobial
Susceptibility Testing
In Vitro Activity of Cefiderocol against Globally
Collected Carbapenem-Resistant Gram-Negative
Bacteria Isolated from Urinary Tract Source:
SIDERO-CR-2014/2016
Poster number: 1199

 

Friday, October 6, 2017

 

12:30 p.m. – 2:00 p.m.

 

Poster Hall CD

In Vitro Activity of Cefiderocol against Gram-
Negative Clinical Isolates Collected from
Urinary Tract Source: SIDERO-WT-
2014/SIDERO-WT-2015
Poster number: 1229

 

Friday, October 6, 2017

 

12:30 p.m. – 2:00 p.m.

Poster Hall CD

Preclinical Study
with New Antibiotics
and Antifungals
In Vivo Efficacy of Cefiderocol against
Carbapenem-Resistant Gram-Negative Bacilli
in Murine Urinary Tract Infection Models
Poster number: 1512

 

Friday, October 6, 2017

 

12:30 p.m. – 2:00 p.m.

 

Poster Hall CD

In Vivo Efficacy of Humanized Exposures of
Cefiderocol Compared with Cefepime (FEP)
and Meropenem (MEM) against Gram-Negative
Bacteria in a Murine Thigh Model
Poster number: 1520

 

Friday, October 6, 2017

 

12:30 p.m. – 2:00 p.m.

 

Poster Hall CD

Good Correlation of Cefiderocol Between In
Vivo Efficacy Murine Thigh/Lung Infection
Models and MIC Determined in Iron-Depleted
Conditions
Poster number: 1524

 

Friday, October 6, 2017

 

12:30 p.m. – 2:00 p.m.

 

Poster Hall CD

Clinical Study with
New Antibiotics and
Antifungals
Population Pharmacokinetic and
Pharmacokinetic/Pharmacodynamic Analyses
of Cefiderocol in Subjects without Infection and
Patients with Complicated Urinary Tract Infection
and Acute Uncomplicated Pyelonephritis
Poster number: 1831

 

Saturday, October 7, 2017

 

12:30 p.m. – 2:00 p.m.

 

Poster Hall CD

Clinical Response of Cefiderocol Compared
with Imipenem/Cilastatin in the Treatment of
Adults with Complicated Urinary Tract Infections
with or without Pyelonephritis or Acute Uncomplicated
Pyelonephritis: Results from a Multicenter, Double-Blind,
Randomized Study (APEKS-cUTI)
Poster number: 1869

 

Saturday, October 7, 2017

 

12:30 p.m. – 2:00 p.m.

 

Poster Hall CD

S-033188
Session Title Poster Number & Presentation Poster Number &

Presentation Information

Expanded Spectrum –
New Antimicrobial
Susceptibility Testing
Synergistic Antiviral Activity of S-033188/S-
033447, a Novel Inhibitor of Influenza Virus
Cap-Dependent Endonuclease, in Combination
with Neuraminidase Inhibitors In Vitro
Poster number: 1214

 

Friday, October 6, 2017

 

12:30 p.m. – 2:00 p.m.

 

Poster Hall CD

Preclinical Study
with New Antibiotics
and Antifungals
Delayed Dosing Of S-033188, a Novel Inhibitor
of Influenza Virus Cap-Dependent Endonuclease,
Exhibited Significant Reduction of Viral Titer and
Mortality in Mice Infected with Influenza A Virus
Poster number: 1514

 

Friday, October 6, 2017

 

12:30 p.m. – 2:00 p.m.

 

Poster Hall CD

Late Breaker Oral
Abstracts
Cap-Dependent Endonuclease Inhibitor S-
033188 for the Treatment of Influenza:
Results from a Phase 3, Randomized, Double-Blind,
Placebo- and Active-Controlled Study in Otherwise
Healthy Adolescents and Adults with Seasonal Influenza
Saturday, October 7, 2017

 

10:40 a.m.

 

Room: 02

About cefiderocol—an investigational antibiotic agent

Cefiderocol is a siderophore cephalosporin with a novel mechanism for efficiently penetrating the outer cell membrane of Gram-negative pathogens. Cefiderocol binds to ferric iron and is actively transported into bacterial cells through the outer membrane via the bacterial iron transporters, which function to incorporate this essential nutrient for bacteria.1 This mechanism allows cefiderocol to achieve higher concentrations in the periplasmic space where it can then bind to receptors and inhibit cell wall synthesis in the bacterial cells.2 In addition, cefiderocol can also enter cells by passive diffusion through porin channels and is stable against all known classes of beta-lactamases, including both the metallo- and serine-carbapenemases.3 Data from global surveillance studies for cefiderocol demonstrated potent in vitro activity against a wide spectrum of Gram-negative pathogens including carbapenem-resistant A. baumannii, P. aeruginosa, Enterobacteriaceae, and S. maltophilia.Cefiderocol has poor in vitro activity against Gram-positive or anaerobic bacteria.

About S-033188—an investigational product

S-033188 is a cap-dependent endonuclease inhibitor with a novel mechanism of action being studied for the treatment of influenza. S-033188 is an investigational product being developed for one-time dosing, and has the potential to deliver higher potency antiviral effects than existing marketed anti-influenza products. Development and commercialization are in collaboration with F. Hoffmann-La Roche Ltd.

About Influenza

Epidemic and pandemic influenza remain a major public health concern, and novel influenza drugs that will offer significant improvement over current therapy are urgently needed. Worldwide, annual influenza epidemics are estimated to result in 3 to 5 million cases of severe illness, and about 250,000 to 500,000 deaths.5 In general, those at highest risk of influenza-associated complications include children under 2 years of age, adults over 65 years of age, pregnant women, and people of any age with certain medical conditions, including chronic heart, lung, metabolic diseases (such as diabetes) and weakened immune systems.

About Shionogi

Shionogi & Co., Ltd. is a major research-driven pharmaceutical company dedicated to bringing benefits to patients based on its corporate philosophy of “supplying the best possible medicine to protect the health and well-being of the patients we serve.” Shionogi’s research and development currently target two therapeutic areas: infectious diseases, and pain/CNS disorders. For over 50 years, Shionogi has developed and commercialized innovative oral and parenteral anti-infectives. In addition, Shionogi is engaged in new research areas, such as obesity/geriatric metabolic disease and oncology/immunology. Contributing to the health and quality of life of patients around the world through development in these therapeutic areas is Shionogi’s primary goal. For more details, please visit www.shionogi.co.jp/en/. For more information on Shionogi Inc., the U.S.-based subsidiary of Shionogi & Co., Ltd., headquartered in Florham Park, NJ, USA, please visit www.shionogi.com. For more information on Shionogi Ltd., the UK-based subsidiary of Shionogi & Co. Ltd., headquartered in London, England, please visit www.shionogi.eu.

Forward Looking Statement

This announcement contains forward-looking statements. These statements are based on expectations in light of the information currently available, assumptions that are subject to risks and uncertainties which could cause actual results to differ materially from these statements. Risks and uncertainties include general domestic and international economic conditions such as general industry and market conditions, and changes of interest rate and currency exchange rate. These risks and uncertainties particularly apply with respect to product-related forward-looking statements. Product risks and uncertainties include, but are not limited to, completion and discontinuation of clinical trials; obtaining regulatory approvals; claims and concerns about product safety and efficacy; technological advances; adverse outcome of important litigation; domestic and foreign healthcare reforms and changes of laws and regulations. Also for existing products, there are manufacturing and marketing risks, which include, but are not limited to, inability to build production capacity to meet demand, unavailability of raw materials and entry of competitive products. The company disclaims any intention or obligation to update or revise any forward-looking statements whether as a result of new information, future events or otherwise.

References

  • Ito A, Nishikawa T., Masumoto S, et al. Siderophore Cephalosporin Cefiderocol Utilizes Ferric Iron Transporter Systems for Antibacterial Activity against Pseudomonas aeruginosa. Antimicrob Agents Chemother. 2016;60(12):7396-7401.
  • Tillotson GS. Trojan Horse Antibiotics—A Novel Way to Circumvent Gram-Negative Bacterial Resistance? Infectious Diseases: Research and Treatment. 2016;9:45-52 doi:10.4137/IDRT.S31567.
  • Ito-Horiyama T, Ishii Y, Ito A, et al. Stability of Novel Siderophore Cephalosporin S-649266 against Clinically Relevant Carbapenemases. Antimicrob Agents Chemother. 2016;60(7):4384-4386.
  • M Hackel, M Tsuji, Y Yamano, et al. n Vitro Activity of the Siderophore Cephalosporin, Cefiderocol, Against a Recent Collection of Clinically Relevant Gram-Negative Bacilli from North America and Europe, Including Carbapenem Non-Susceptible Isolates: The SIDERO-WT-2014 Study. Antimicrobial Agents Chemotherapy. 2017;61(9), posted online.
  • http://www.who.int/mediacentre/factsheets/fs211/en/ WHO website, Influenza (Seasonal), Fact sheet N°211, March 2014