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FDA Grants QIDP Designation to Eravacycline, TetraPhase Pharmaceuticals’s Lead Antibiotic Product Candidate


7/15/2013 10:10:15 AM

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WATERTOWN, Mass.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Tetraphase Pharmaceuticals, Inc. (NASDAQ: TTPH) today announced that the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has designated the company’s lead antibiotic product candidate, eravacycline, as a Qualified Infectious Disease Product (QIDP). The QIDP designation, granted for complicated intra-abdominal infection (cIAI) and complicated urinary tract infection (cUTI) indications, will make eravacycline eligible to benefit from certain incentives for the development of new antibiotics provided under the Generating Antibiotic Incentives Now Act (GAIN Act). These incentives include priority review and eligibility for fast-track status. Further, if ultimately approved by the FDA, eravacycline is eligible for an additional five-year extension of Hatch-Waxman exclusivity.

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