– New mechanism of action (MoA) addressing global increase of antimicrobial resistance (AMR) burden and shortage of potent anti-infectives
Omnix Medical, a biopharmaceutical company developing next-generation anti-infectives for the treatment of life-threatening infections, today announced the initiation of a Dutch Phase I clinical trial with its lead compound OMN6. Since March 28, 2022, six healthy volunteers have been administered the novel antimicrobial, which is based on a naturally occuring mechanism of action (MoA) leading to a targeted, effective destruction of the cell membrane of pathogens. The trial is being conducted in Groningen, The Netherlands. OMN6 is being evaluated in a randomized, double-blind, placebo-controlled, single ascending dose trial assessing safety, tolerability, and pharmacokinetics of single and repeat IV infusion of the compound in healthy subjects. Results are expected by Q4, 2022.