Evelo Biosciences Presents Biomarker Data Demonstrating Anti-inflammatory Effects of EDP1815 in Psoriasis at the 2022 European Academy of Dermatology and Venereology (EADV) Congress
CAMBRIDGE, Mass., Sept. 07, 2022 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- Evelo Biosciences, Inc. (Nasdaq: EVLO), a clinical stage biotechnology company developing a novel platform of orally delivered medicines acting on the small intestinal axis, SINTAX, today presented biomarker data demonstrating the broad anti-inflammatory effects of EDP1815, the Company’s lead product candidate in inflammation, in a Phase 2 clinical trial in psoriasis. The data were presented in a poster at the 2022 EADV Congress in Milan, Italy.
“The combined clinical and biomarker data presented today confirmed that our groundbreaking SINTAX-based medicine EDP1815 can resolve systemic inflammation without systemic exposure and with safety and tolerability data comparable to placebo,” said Duncan McHale, M.B.B.S., Ph.D., Chief Medical Officer of Evelo. “We are pleased to share these results with the clinical community as we advance EDP1815 into later stages of development for use in psoriasis and atopic dermatitis.”
In addition to the systemic inflammation resolution, skin biomarker data from the trial presented at the EADV Congress confirmed gene expression reductions in multiple disease relevant cytokine genes, suggesting inflammation resolving activity in disease tissues. Systemic biomarker analyses from samples taken in the Phase 2 trial confirmed generalized reduction of systemic immune reactivity consistent with re-establishing immune homeostasis. In addition to the already completed Phase 2 psoriasis trial, EDP1815 is being studied in a Phase 2 trial in patients with mild, moderate, and severe atopic dermatitis. The Company is engaging with health authorities in the United States and Europe to solicit feedback on the proposed plan for advancing EDP1815 into registration trials in psoriasis, with feedback expected by the end of 2022.
About Evelo Biosciences
Evelo Biosciences is a clinical stage biotechnology company developing a novel platform of orally delivered medicines acting on the small intestinal axis, SINTAX, with systemic therapeutic effects. SINTAX plays a central role in governing the immune, metabolic, and neurological systems. The Company’s product candidates are pharmaceutical preparations of single strains of microbes or their extracellular vesicles (EVs). Evelo’s vision is to create therapies that are effective, safe, well-tolerated, and affordable to improve the lives of the billions of people living with inflammatory diseases. The Company is developing EDP1815, currently in late-stage development for psoriasis and atopic dermatitis, and EDP2939, about to enter the clinic to treat inflammatory diseases. Evelo is also advancing additional product candidates in other disease areas.
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