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A major step in the restoration of Gut Microbiota: MaaT Pharma and Biocodex to industrialize FMT & develop an oral formulation


Lyon (France), June 8, 2017. Following their investment in MaaT Pharma a year ago, Biocodex is taking a further step with the French microbiotech1 company, marking a turning point in the history of the European microbiota specialist.

MaaT Pharma’s disruptive business model: exponential growth

Within 2 years, the microbiotech company has become a leader in the field of Gut Microbiota, offering a selective approach by leveraging intestinal homeostasis to improve the recovery and treatment of patients with life-threatening conditions.
MaaT Pharma launched the 1st European GMP2-compliant FMT facility, followed immediately by the launch of its first clinical trial in June 2016 making it one of the most advanced microbiota companies. The microbiotech is currently conducting three clinical trials in onco-hematology and infectious diseases. In a fast-growing industry, the Company is now partnering with Biocodex for the industrialization of FMT, and in particular the development of an oral formulation. MaaT Pharma aims to receive marketing authorization for 2023.

An important sign of trust from a strategic partner

The collaboration between the two companies started in March 2016 when Biocodex became a shareholder of the microbiotech. Thanks to its wide product portfolio ranging from probiotic drugs (Saccharomyces boulardii CNCM I-745®) to RX drugs, Biocodex brings 60 years of expertise to support the rapid growth of MaaT Pharma and increase the scope of FMT. This partnership highlights the dominant position and knowledge of French research on the international arena.

A beneficial project for MaaT Pharma’s stakeholders

Facilitating the administration and use of medication for patients
The use of an oral product is more aligned for home-based care since the patient will be able to use it like any other prescription drugs.

Providing a safe and easy process for medical professionals
The oral product form is a safe and simplified procedure offering off-the-shelf use and excellent storage conditions. Moreover, it requires no intervention of medical professionals and is complimentary to current clinical practices.

Enabling universal access to FMT, a positive impact on the community
In its oral form the product facilitates global spread of the Company’s FMT solution and will maximize benefits for the community. In this form access to FMT products can also be expanded to other indications.

Hervé Affagard, CEO and Co-Founder of MaaT Pharma is enthralled with this partnership:

“This project marks a decisive step forward in the development of a new approach to medicine based on
Microbiota. We are excited to be collaborating with Biocodex, an expert in the development of microorganismbased drugs, to create a new paradigm in the treatment of dysbiosis”.

About MaaT Pharma

Founded at the end of 2014, MaaT Pharma (Microbiota as a Therapy) is a microbiome–based pharmaceutical company revolutionizing and shaping a selective approach to therapies in order to treat serious diseases linked to gut microbiota imbalances. MaaT Pharma is currently conducting clinical trials on patients suffering from leukemia, and bone and joint infections, as these harsh treatments provoke dysbiosis. MaaT Pharma’s revolutionary and rapid approach plays a considerable part in the evolution of treatment therapies.

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About Biocodex

Biocodex is an independent family-owned pharmaceutical company, founded in Paris, France in 1953. The company initially concentrated on gastroenterology and specifically on the discovery of a promising probiotic substance, Saccharomyces boulardii (sold under the ULTRA-LEVURE brand in France). Biocodex has maintained partnerships with health sector professionals for 60 years, with the mission of developing intelligent solutions that respond to contemporary healthcare issues. Biocodex has become a multinational research and development, manufacturing and marketing company. The company is currently active in over 100 countries, with subsidiaries in Belgium, Russia, Ukraine, Turkey, Morocco, Mexico, United States, Scandinavian Countries, Poland, and through partnerships with distributors. Today, Biocodex specializes at international level in the therapeutic domains of gastroenterology,neuropsychiatryand pain treatment.

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