Recce Pharmaceuticals Announces Multiple Patients Dosed with RECCE® 327 in Topical Phase I/II Clinical Trial for the Treatment of Infected Burn Wounds


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SYDNEY, Australia, July 12, 2021 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- Recce Pharmaceuticals Ltd (ASX:RCE) (FSE:R9Q), the Company developing new classes of synthetic anti-infectives is pleased to announce multiple patients have been dosed with RECCE® 327 (R327) in a topical Phase I/II clinical trial at the Fiona Stanley Hospital Burns Unit in Perth, Western Australia.

The single-center, 30 patient, prospective, interventional study, aims to assess the clinical effectiveness and safety of R327 as a spray-on antibiotic in the treatment of infected burn wounds in adults (Trial ID: ACTRN12621000412831).

“There is a major unmet medical need among patients with severe burn wound infections with this important study a key part in our work to find a solution,” said Dr. Edward Raby, Clinical Investigator. “The spray-on administration makes application easy, with the potential patient benefit having real world impact beyond.”

James Graham, Chief Executive Officer of Recce Pharmaceuticals added, “We are honoured to be working with such a dedicated team of world-leading experts at Fiona Stanley Hospital and look forward to supporting them and their patients in tackling the range of difficult to treat infections faced on a daily basis.”

Burn wound infections continue to cause significant health problems for patients following a range of burn injuries with current therapeutic options that are sub-optimal and often associated with delayed wound healing. Methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus (MRSA) is one of the leading organisms causing invasive infection in burns across the world, with burn units reporting rates of infection greater than 50%.

Sponsored by the WA Health Department and conducted at Fiona Stanley Hospital, the clinical trial is undergoing two dosing schedules with ten participants receiving R327 daily and a further twenty receiving R327 three times a week as a spray-on administration over a 14 day study period.

More information on this trial can be found at the Australia New Zealand Clinical Trials Registry under the trial ID ACTRN12621000412831 – Proof of concept study of RECCE 327 topical antibiotic therapyforinfectedburn woundsin adults.


Recce Pharmaceuticals Ltd (ASX: RCE, FSE: R9Q) is pioneering the development and commercialisation of New Classes of Synthetic Anti-Infectives designed to address the urgent global health problems of antibiotic resistant superbugs and emerging viral pathogens.

Recce’s anti-infective pipeline is unique and comprised of broad-spectrum synthetic polymer antibiotics RECCE® 327, RECCE® 435, and RECCE® 529 for viral infections with unique mechanisms of action against hyper-mutation on bacteria and viruses, respectively.

Patented lead candidate RECCE® 327 has been developed for the treatment of blood infections and sepsis derived from E. coli and S. aureus bacteria – including their superbug forms. Recce’s new antibiotic compound, RECCE® 435, has been formulated for oral use.

The FDA has awarded RECCE® 327 QualifiedInfectiousDiseaseProduct designation under the GeneratingAntibiotic Initiatives Now (GAIN) Act – labelling it for Fast Track Designation, plus 10 years of market exclusivity post approval. Further to this designation, RECCE® 327 has been included on The Pew Charitable Trusts Global New Antibiotics in Development Pipeline as the only synthetic polymer and sepsis drug candidate in development.

Recce wholly owns its automated manufacturing, ready to support first-in-human clinical trials. Recce’s anti-infective pipeline seeks to exploit the unique capabilities of RECCE® technologies targeting synergistic, unmet medical needs.

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James Graham
Recce Pharmaceuticals Ltd
+61 (02) 8075 4585

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