New US trial tests effect of bacteria on acne for first time


The trial is being carried out by AOBiome

AOBiome, a brand that specialises in products for inflammatory skin conditions, has announced the start of a clinical trial that it hopes will result in a tangible cure for acne sufferers.

The Phase 2 clinical trial is the first to test the potential of live bacteria to treat acne. AOBiome is working with a therapeutic product candidate (B244) based on its proprietary ammonia oxidizing bacteria (AOB) for the treatment of mild to moderate Acne vulgaris.

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Chief Medical Officer Larry Weiss, who has been working on the trial, told Cosmetics Business: “The clinical trial is designed to follow FDA guidances to determine that our live topical application of AOB are a safe, effective treatment for acne. These trials are structured to address questions including, safety, efficacy and dosing.”


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