4D pharma plc (AIM: DDDD), a pharmaceutical company leading the development of live biotherapeutics, today announced that the Company's Chief Scientific Officer, Dr. Alex Stevenson, has spoken at the International Human Microbiome Consortium (IHMC) 2018 on the importance of function in the development of live biotherapeutics.

"Ahead of World Microbiome Day, IHMC 2018 is an important event which brings together thought leaders from across industry and academia to discuss how we can translate microbiome science into new therapies for patients." Dr. Alex Stevenson commented.

He added "It has become increasingly clear that understanding bacterial function is of crucial importance in the development of effective live biotherapeutics. This was one of the founding principles of 4D pharma and we continue to lead the field, leveraging this understanding to advance our candidates through the clinic."

The presentation, entitled "Live Biotherapeutics - Form Follows Function" highlights the historical development of other therapeutic classes, how the active components of complex mixtures have been isolated to create new types of drugs, and how we can learn from this in the development of live biotherapeutics.

Please find a link to the presentation here