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Melinta Therapeutics to Present Detailed Results from Vabomere TANGO II Trial as well as New In Vitro and In Vivo Findings from Baxdela and Pyrrolocytosine Candidate at ECCMID 2018

April 16, 2018

NEW HAVEN, Conn., April 16, 2018 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- Melinta Therapeutics, Inc. (NASDAQ:MLNT), a commercial-stage company discovering, developing and commercializing novel antibiotics to treat serious bacterial infections, today announced that a total of 12 presentations are planned at the upcoming European Congress of Clinical Microbiology and Infectious Diseases (ECCMID) meeting April 21-24, 2018 in Madrid, Spain. Detailed results from the Phase 3 TANGO II study of Vabomere™ (meropenem and vaborbactam) in patients with known or suspected carbapenem-resistant Enterobacteriaceae (CRE) will be presented in a series of six oral and poster presentations.

TANGO II was a randomized, open-label Phase 3 trial that enrolled patients with complicated urinary tract infection, acute pyelonephritis, hospital-acquired/ventilator-associated bacterial pneumonia, bacteremia or complicated intra-abdominal infection due to known or suspected CRE. Vabomere was approved by the U.S. Food and Drug Administration in 2017 for the treatment of adult patients with complicated urinary tract infections, including pyelonephritis, caused by designated susceptible Enterobacteriaceae.

Melinta’s TANGO II presentations are as following:

  • Oral Session (OS009) - Predicting carbapenem resistance among Gram-negative pathogens in complicated urinary tract infections. 4/21/20188:57 - 9:07am
  • Paper Poster (PS018) - Meropenem-vaborbactam versus best-available therapy for carbapenem-resistant Enterobacteriaceae infections in TANGO II: outcomes in patients with cancer. 4/21/20183:30 - 4:30pm
  • Mini-oral Flash Session (OF081) - Meropenem-vaborbactam versus best available therapy for carbapenem-resistant Enterobacteriaceae infections in TANGO II: outcomes in all treated patients regardless of pathogen. 4/22/201811:42 - 11:45am
  • ePoster Mini Oral Session (OE112) - Meropenem-vaborbactam versus best available therapy for infections due to carbapenem-resistant Enterobacteriaceae in TANGO II: impact of prior antibiotic failure on clinical outcomes. 4/22/2018 4:48 – 4:53pm
  • Paper Poster Session (PS055) - Activity of Meropenem-Vaborbactam against Enterobacteriaceae Isolates Collected During 2016. 4/22/2018 13:30 – 14:30
  • Paper Poster Session (PS111) - Ex vivo characterization of effects of renal replacement therapy modalities and settings on pharmacokinetics of meropenem-vaborbactam. 4/24/201812:30 - 1:30pm

Analyses of demographic and pathogen distribution in patients presenting with acute bacterial skin and skin structure infections (ABSSSIs) as well as in vitro efficacy findings for Baxdela™ (delafloxacin) will also be discussed during poster sessions during ECCMID, as follows:

  • ePoster mini-oral Session (EV016) - Demographics of culture positive patients in the admission period with skin and skin structure infection in the US: a multicenter evaluation of pathogen distribution. 4/21/20188:00am - 6:00pm
  • Paper Poster Session (PS034) - In vitro evaluation of delafloxacin activity when tested against contemporary European community-acquired bacterial respiratory tract infection isolates (2014-2017): Results from the SENTRY Antimicrobial Surveillance Program. 4/22/201812:30 - 1:30pm
  • Paper Poster Session (PS105) - A multicentre evaluation of pathogen distribution in culture-positive patients admitted with skin and skin-structure infection in the US. 4/24/201812:30 - 1:30pm

An update on the company’s ESKAPE Pathogen Program will be provided in three oral and poster presentations. These presentations, which highlight the in vitro and in vivo activity of a novel pyrrolocytosine lead investigational compound are scheduled as follows:

  • Paper Poster Session (PS006) - Progress in the ESKAPE Pathogen Program: the in vitro profile of an advanced lead, RX-P2382. 4/21/20183:30 - 4:30pm
  • Paper Poster Session (PS009) - Progress in the ESKAPE Pathogen Program: the exploratory in vivo toxicological profile of an advanced lead, RX-P2382. 4/21/20183:30 - 4:30pm
  • Oral Session (OS046) - Progress in the ESKAPE Pathogen Program: the in vivo profile of an advanced lead, RX-P2382. 4/21/20184:54 - 5:04pm

About Melinta Therapeutics
Melinta Therapeutics, Inc. is the largest pure-play antibiotics company, dedicated to saving lives threatened by the global public health crisis of bacterial infections through the development and commercialization of novel antibiotics that provide new therapeutic solutions. Its four marketed products include Baxdela™ (delafloxacin), Vabomere™ (meropenem and vaborbactam), Orbactiv® (oritavancin) and Minocin® (minocycline) for Injection. It also has an extensive pipeline of preclinical and clinical-stage products representing many important classes of antibiotics, each targeted at a different segment of the anti-infective market. Together, this portfolio provides Melinta with the unique ability to provide providers and patients with a range of solutions that can meet the tremendous need for novel antibiotics treating serious infections. Visit for more information.

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Other risks and uncertainties are more fully described in our Annual Report on Form 10-K for the year ended December 31, 2017, and in other filings that Melinta makes and will make with the SEC. Existing and prospective investors are cautioned not to place undue reliance on these forward-looking statements, which speak only as of the date hereof. The statements made in this press release speak only as of the date stated herein, and subsequent events and developments may cause our expectations and beliefs to change. While we may elect to update these forward-looking statements publicly at some point in the future, we specifically disclaim any obligation to do so, whether as a result of new information, future events or otherwise, except as required by law. These forward-looking statements should not be relied upon as representing our views as of any date after the date stated herein.

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