DalvanceTreatment for Skin and Structure Infection
Vicuron Pharmaceuticals Receives Issued Patent for Dalbavancin Dosing by U.S. Patent and Trademark Office
KING OF PRUSSIA, Penn., June 2, 2005 -- Vicuron Pharmaceuticals Inc. today announced that the United States Patent and Trademark Office issued patent number 6,900,175 entitled "Methods of Administrating Dalbavancin For Treatment Of Bacterial Infections." The patent, which will expire in December 2023, relates to a novel dosing regimen for dalbavancin. The dalbavancin New Drug Application (NDA) for the treatment of complicated skin and soft tissue infections (cSSTIs) including the most difficult to treat strain of staphylococcus, methicillin-resistant staphylococcus aureus (MRSA) is currently under review with the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA).
Dalbavancin is a novel second-generation lipoglycopeptide agent that belongs to the same class as vancomycin. Vancomycin is one of the few treatments available to hospital patients infected with difficult-to-treat strains of Staphylococcus bacteria, or Staph known as MRSA (methicillin- resistant Staphylococcus aureus) and MRSE (methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus epidermidis). Dalbavancin has been specifically designed as an improved alternative to vancomycin.
About Vicuron Pharmaceuticals
Vicuron Pharmaceuticals is a biopharmaceutical company focused on discovering, developing, manufacturing and commercializing vital medicine for seriously ill patients. The company has two New Drug Applications pending with the U.S. Food and Drug Administration for its lead products, dalbavancin, a novel intravenous antibiotic for the treatment of serious Gram-positive infections, and anidulafungin, a novel antifungal agent. Vicuron's versatile research engine integrates industry-leading expertise in functional genomics, mechanism-based drug design and combinatorial and medicinal chemistry. These approaches are yielding promising novel and next-generation compounds, many of which are in the later stages of preclinical development. In addition, the company has research collaborations with leading pharmaceutical companies, such as Pfizer.
Posted: June 2005
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