FDA clears Armata Pharma's application for its treatment for prosthetic joint infection

Aug. 01, 2022 9:48 AM ETArmata Pharmaceuticals, Inc. (ARMP)By: Anuron Mitra, SA News Editor

FDA headquarters in Washington DC.

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  • Armata Pharmaceuticals (NYSE:ARMP) on Monday said the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) had cleared the company's investigational new drug (IND) application for its AP-SA02 treatment for prosthetic joint infection.
  • Prosthetic joint infection is a serious complication that can occur in patients who have received prosthetic joints.
  • The IND clearance paves the way for the company to start its phase 1b/2a trial that will evaluate the safety, tolerability, and pharmacokinetics of AP-SA02 as an adjunct to standard of care antibiotics in subjects with prosthetic joint infection.
  • Armata is a clinical-stage biotech that develops biologics for the treatment of antibiotic-resistant bacteria. Its AP-SA02 product candidate comprises of natural lytic phages that target the bacterial pathogen Staphylococcus aureus.

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