Inotrem, an advanced clinical stage biotech company specialized in immunotherapies for acute and chronic inflammatory syndromes, announced today it received the second milestone-based funding from the American Crohn’s & Colitis Foundation’s IBD Ventures program. After initial support in December 2022, continuation of funding follows a thorough review of Inotrem’s interim data, successfully supporting the proof of concept of the company’s antibody program (INO-02). This program targets the TREM-1 pathway for Inflammatory Bowel Disease (IBD) and develops a biomarker-based personalized approach to identify the patients most likely to benefit from the treatment.
The Crohn’s & Colitis Foundation, the leading nonprofit organization with the mission of curing Crohn’s disease and ulcerative colitis, decided to continue funding based on Inotrem’s successful achievement of the planned interim milestones. Launched in January 2023, the R&D project was designed to last over 12 months and will be a cornerstone in the preparation of Inotrem’s first-in-human clinical trial for INO-02.
Inotrem’s antibody program targeting chronic inflammatory indications, such as IBD, is the company’s second asset next to nangibotide, dedicated to the treatment of acute inflammatory diseases (septic shock, Covid-19, myocardial infarction). Based on its cutting-edge proprietary technology platform and strong scientific leadership around the TREM-1 pathway, Inotrem has built a diversified drug portfolio targeting several inflammatory indications for which there are today no or limited specific treatment.
“The continuous support of The Crohn’s & Colitis Foundation is a strong recognition of the potential of our therapeutic approach targeting the TREM-1 pathway and eloquently speaks to Inotrem’s ability to deploy its vision and strategy,” says Sven Zimmermann, CEO of Inotrem.
“After our stringent evaluation, Inotrem has met predetermined research milestone expectations. We are looking forward to continuing this fruitful collaboration to advance our common quest for cures and the improvement of the quality of life of patients affected by inflammatory bowel diseases,” says Andrés Hurtado-Lorenzo PhD, SVP of Translational Research & IBD Ventures at The Crohn’s & Colitis Foundation.