Melinta Therapeutics and Hikma Sign Exclusive Licensing Agreement for Two Novel Anti-Infectives for the Middle East and North Africa Region
MORRISTOWN, N.J.--(BUSINESS WIRE)-- Melinta Therapeutics (Formerly known as Rib-X Pharmaceuticals, Inc.) (Melinta) and Hikma Pharmaceuticals PLC (Hikma) today announced they have entered into an exclusive licensing agreement for Vabomere® (meropenem and vaborbactam) and Orbactiv® (oritavancin), two novel anti-infective injectable products, for the Middle East and North Africa (MENA) region.
In the United States, Orbactiv® is indicated for the treatment of adult patients with acute bacterial skin and skin structure infections due to designated susceptible Gram-positive pathogens and Vabomere® is indicated for the treatment of patients 18 years of age and older with complicated urinary tract infections, including pyelonephritis, caused by designated susceptible Gram-negative pathogens.
Under the terms of the agreement, Hikma is responsible for the registration and commercialization of these two products across its 18 MENA markets. This extends Hikma’s existing partnership with Melinta for their intravenous and oral formulations of Baxdela® (delafloxacin), a novel antibiotic product. The addition of these two innovative products to Hikma’s portfolio builds on its hospital anti-infective franchise and provides healthcare professionals with more treatment options.
“We are excited to be extending our partnership with Melinta and bring Vabomere® and Orbactiv® to our patients in MENA,” said Mazen Darwazah, Hikma’s Executive Vice Chairman and President of MENA. “As one of the leading suppliers in the region, it is our responsibility to equip doctors with the latest and most innovative developments to treat their patients. This agreement supports our strategy of establishing a global network of partners to strengthen our portfolio and improve availability of treatment options in the MENA region.”
“Hikma shares our commitment to ensure that all patients who need our life-saving therapies can get them,” said Christine Ann Miller, President and Chief Executive Officer of Melinta. “We’re thrilled to extend our partnership to reach patients in need in the MENA region with Vabomere® and Orbactiv®.”
About Melinta Therapeutics
Melinta Therapeutics, LLC provides innovative therapies to people impacted by acute and life-threatening illnesses. Our portfolio currently includes five commercial-stage antibiotics: Baxdela® (delafloxacin), Kimyrsa™ (oritavancin), Minocin® (minocycline) for Injection, Orbactiv® (oritavancin), and Vabomere® (meropenem and vaborbactam). With an unsurpassed commitment to providers and the patients they serve, we work to ensure that all people who need our therapies can receive them. We focus our expanding portfolio on serving patients with an unmet need because that’s how we make the most meaningful impact. At Melinta, we’re visionaries dedicated to innovation while staying grounded in what matters most: patients. Visit www.melinta.com for more information.
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Hikma helps put better health within reach every day for millions of people around the world. For more than 40 years, we've been creating high-quality medicines and making them accessible to the people who need them. Headquartered in the UK, we are a global company with a local presence across the United States (US), the Middle East and North Africa (MENA) and Europe, and we use our unique insight and expertise to transform cutting-edge science into innovative solutions that transform people's lives. We're committed to our customers, and the people they care for, and by thinking creatively and acting practically, we provide them with a broad range of branded and non-branded generic medicines. Together, our 8,600 colleagues are helping to shape a healthier world that enriches all our communities. We are a leading licensing partner, and through our venture capital arm, are helping bring innovative health technologies to people around the world. For more information, please visit: www.hikma.com
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