Recce Pharmaceuticals Announces Positive Safety Data from First Cohort of Phase I Clinical Trial Evaluating Healthy Subjects Intravenously Dosed with RECCE® 327


  • Nine subjects in cohort one intravenously dosed with RECCE® 327 at 50mg meets all endpoints, indicating to be safe and well tolerated
  • Independent Safety Committee clears second study cohort dosing at 150mg - a threefold increase in dose per approved protocol
  • Second cohort recruited; healthy subjects dosed January 7, 2022

SYDNEY Australia, Jan. 10, 2022 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- Recce Pharmaceuticals Ltd (ASX:RCE, FSE:R9Q) (the Company), the company developing new classes of synthetic anti-infectives, is pleased to report positive data from its Phase I intravenous (IV) clinical trial of RECCE® 327 (R327), demonstrating safety and tolerability, among nine healthy male subjects in cohort one. Based upon clinical data readouts, an independent safety committee approved a threefold increase (from 50mg to 150mg) among 7-10 healthy subjects (cohort two), with subjects dosed on Friday, January 7, 2022 at Adelaide's CMAX clinical trial facility.

“R327 continues to make significant progress in the clinic, both in this Phase I intravenous trial and a parallel Phase I/II topical trial on patients with serious burn wound infections,” said James Graham, Chief Executive Officer of Recce Pharmaceuticals. “We’re pleased to see R327 (50mg) tolerated as an intravenous infusion in Cohort One subjects.”

Cohort One (R327 - 50mg) Complete – Demonstrated Safety and Tolerability
R327 was shown to be safe and well tolerated at the 50mg dose with no clinically significant changes in vital signs, adverse events, or laboratory parameters associated with R327.

The Phase I trial is an ascending dose, randomized, placebo-controlled, parallel, double-blind, single-dose study being conducted at Adelaide's CMAX clinical trial facility. The study is evaluating the safety and pharmacokinetics of R327 in 7-10 healthy subjects per dose, across eight sequential dosing cohorts of 50-16,000mg (Trial ID ACTRN12621001313820). The study is on track to have all Phase I dosing complete by Q2 2022.

According to PEW Charitable Trusts global antibiotic pipeline review, R327 is the only clinical-stage new class of antibiotic in the world being developed for sepsis, the largest unmet medical need in human health.1

About Recce Pharmaceuticals Ltd

Recce Pharmaceuticals Ltd (ASX: RCE, FSE: R9Q) is developing 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 includes three patented, broad-spectrum, synthetic polymer anti-infectives: RECCE® 327 as an intravenous and topical therapy that is being developed for the treatment of serious and potentially life-threatening infections due to Gram-positive and Gram-negative bacteria including their superbug forms; RECCE® 435 as an orally administered therapy for bacterial infections; and RECCE® 529 for viral infections. Through their multi-layered mechanisms of action, Recce’s anti-infectives have the potential to overcome the hypercellular mutation of bacteria and viruses – the challenge of all existing antibiotics to date.

The FDA has awarded RECCE® 327 Qualified Infectious Disease Product designation under the Generating Antibiotic 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 world’s only synthetic polymer and sepsis drug candidate in development. RECCE® 327 is not yet market approved for use in humans with further clinical testing required to fully evaluate safety and efficacy.

Recce wholly owns its automated manufacturing, which is supporting present clinical trials. Recce’s anti- infective pipeline seeks to exploit the unique capabilities of its technologies targeting synergistic, unmet medical needs.

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

Media and Investor Relations (AU)
Andrew Geddes
+61 (02) 9267 4511

Media and Investor Relations (USA)
Jordyn Temperato
LifeSci Communications


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