FDA Approves SEYSARA™ (Sarecycline) for the Treatment of Moderate to Severe Acne
BOSTON, Oct. 02, 2018 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- Paratek Pharmaceuticals, Inc. (Nasdaq: PRTK), a biopharmaceutical company focused on the development and commercialization of therapies based upon tetracycline chemistry, today announced that the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has approved SEYSARA™ (sarecycline) for the treatment of inflammatory lesions of non-nodular moderate to severe acne vulgaris in patients 9 years of age and older. Paratek has exclusively licensed U.S. development and commercialization rights of SEYSARA for the treatment of acne to Allergan PLC, who has assigned such rights to Almirall SA. Paratek retains development and commercialization rights in the rest of the world. SEYSARA (sarecycline) is a once-daily, oral, narrow spectrum tetracycline-derived antibiotic with anti-inflammatory properties for the potential treatment of moderate to severe acne in the community setting. Under the parties' agreement, Paratek earned a $12 million milestone payment upon FDA approval and is now entitled to receive tiered royalties at rates ranging from high-single to low double digits on net sales of SEYSARA.
About Paratek Pharmaceuticals, Inc.
Paratek Pharmaceuticals, Inc. is a biopharmaceutical company focused on the development and commercialization of innovative therapies based upon its expertise in novel tetracycline chemistry.
The company's lead product candidate, omadacycline, is a new broad-spectrum once-daily intravenous and oral antibiotic being developed for the treatment of serious community-acquired bacterial infections, including community-acquired bacterial pneumonia, acute bacterial skin and skin structure infections, and urinary tract infections.
Paratek's FDA approved product, SEYSARA™ (sarecycline), will be marketed by Almirall, SA in the U.S. as a new once-daily oral therapy for the treatment of acne. Paratek retains all ex-U.S. rights to sarecycline.
Recognizing the serious threat of bacterial infections, Paratek is dedicated to providing solutions that enable positive outcomes and lead to better patient stories.
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