Melinta Therapeutics

Melinta Therapeutics to acquire Infectious Disease Business from The Medicines Company

Monday, December 4, 2017

Melinta Therapeutics, a commercial-stage company developing and commercializing novel antibiotics to treat serious bacterial infections, announced that Melinta and The Medicines Company have entered into an agreement pursuant to which Melinta will acquire the infectious disease business from The Medicines Company. This includes three marketed products: recently approved and launched Vabomere (vaborbactam/meropenem), and established commercial products Orbactiv (oritavancin) and Minocin IV (minocycline). 

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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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