NIH Launches LUCA Biologics to Develop Live Biotherapeutics for Women’s Health

NIH Launches LUCA Biologics to Develop Live Biotherapeutics for Women’s Health

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  • NIH has launched LUCA Biologics in Cambridge, Massachusetts focusing on women’s health by initially targeting UTI with its anticipated clinical study and initiation of recruitment of patients in H2’19
  • LUCA initiates with a strain bank and gene catalog developed over 15yrs. from Gates Foundation and NIH-funded research and has built a metagenomic and metatranscriptomic platform to identify & validate strains modulating vaginal and urogenital microbiome
  • LUCA Biologic is a biotechnological company developing therapies focusing on women’s health with a pipeline targeting UTI, bacterial vaginosis (BV), and preterm birth (PTB)

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