Melinta Therapeutics

Cempra, Melinta merge to form commercial-stage anti-infectives company

Wednesday, August 9, 2017

Cempra, Inc., a clinical-stage pharmaceutical company focused on developing differentiated anti-infectives for acute care and community settings to meet critical medical needs in the treatment of infectious diseases, and Melinta Therapeutics, a privately held company focused on discovering, developing and commercializing novel antibiotics to treat serious bacterial infections, have announced that the companies have entered into a definitive agreement under which Melinta will merge with a subsidiary of Cempra. The merger is expected to create a company committed to discovering, developing and commercializing important anti-infective therapies for patients and physicians in areas of significant unmet need.

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Melinta’s Baxdela FDA approved

Wednesday, June 21, 2017

Melinta Therapeutics, a privately held company focused on discovering, developing, and commercializing novel antibiotics to treat serious bacterial infections, has announced that the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has approved Baxdela™ (delafloxacin), indicated in adults for the treatment of acute bacterial skin and skin structure infections (ABSSSI) caused by susceptible bacteria. Baxdela is a fluoroquinolone that exhibits activity against both gram-positive and gram-negative pathogens, including MRSA (methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus), and is available in both intravenous (IV) and oral formulations.

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Melinta’s Baxdela releases positive phase III results for hospital-treated skin infections

Friday, May 13, 2016

Melinta Therapeutics, a privately held company developing novel antibiotics to treat serious bacterial infections, today announced top-line results from the second phase III study (RX-3341-303 NCT01984684) of Baxdela (delafloxacin), an investigational anionic quinolone in development for the treatment of patients with acute bacterial skin and skin structure infections (ABSSSI).

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Aegerion appoints Mary Szela CEO

Monday, January 11, 2016

Aegerion Pharmaceuticals, a biopharmaceutical company dedicated to the development and commercialization of innovative therapies for patients with debilitating rare diseases, has appointed Mary Szela as chief executive officer and a member of Aegerion’s board of directors. Szela brings 27 years of progressive leadership experience to Aegerion as well as valuable expertise building global billion-dollar brands, such as Humira, and advancing pipeline products in the biotechnology and pharmaceutical industries.

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