GERMANTOWN, Md., Oct. 22 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- MiddleBrook Pharmaceuticals, Inc. (Nasdaq: MBRK), a pharmaceutical company focused on developing and commercializing novel anti-infective products, today announced that it has retained pharmaceutical recruiting firm TalenTactics LLC to lead its field force hiring effort in preparation for the Company's MOXATAG(TM) (amoxicillin extended-release tablets, 775mg) launch. The launch is targeted for the first half of 2009.
MiddleBrook President and CEO John Thievon commented, "TalenTactics served as a valuable partner for three Adams Respiratory Therapeutics sales force expansion projects, and its recruiting expertise in the healthcare space will be an invaluable asset to MiddleBrook. We plan to hire about 200 people for our national field force, which will lead our effort to inform healthcare practitioners about the important advantages of MOXATAG, the first and only FDA-approved once-daily amoxicillin."
"We are proud and delighted that MiddleBrook Pharmaceuticals has chosen TalenTactics to be their strategic partner in building this, their initial national sales force," stated George W. Scott, president of TalenTactics LLC. "MOXATAG and MiddleBrook's exciting pipeline represent an excellent opportunity for the people we will recruit into this sales force. We look forward to a mutually beneficial business relationship for years to come," he added.
Interested job applicants can find more information about the Company's open positions and apply online at the Careers section of MiddleBrook's web site, http://www.middlebrookpharma.com.
MOXATAG (extended-release amoxicillin) 775mg tablets are a once-a-day extended-release formulation of amoxicillin for oral administration consisting of three components: one immediate-release component and two delayed-release components. The three components are combined in a specific ratio to prolong the release of amoxicillin from MOXATAG compared to immediate-release amoxicillin. MOXATAG is intended to provide a lower treatment dose, once- daily alternative to currently approved penicillin and amoxicillin regimens for the treatment of adults and pediatric patients 12 years and older with tonsillitis and/or pharyngitis.
ABOUT MIDDLEBROOK PHARMACEUTICALS:
MiddleBrook Pharmaceuticals, Inc. (Nasdaq: MBRK) is a pharmaceutical company focused on the development and commercialization of anti-infective drug products that fulfill substantial unmet medical needs in the treatment of infectious disease. The Company is developing anti-infective drugs based on its novel biological finding that bacteria exposed to antibiotics in pulses are killed more efficiently than those under standard treatment regimens. Based on this finding, MiddleBrook has developed a proprietary, once-a-day pulsatile delivery technology called PULSYS(R). The Company currently markets the KEFLEX(R) brand of cephalexin and has received regulatory approval for MOXATAG(TM) -- the first and only once-daily amoxicillin product approved for marketing in the U.S. For more information about MiddleBrook, please visit http://www.middlebrookpharma.com.
ABOUT TALENTACTICS LLC:
TalenTactics is a pharmaceutical/ bio-pharmaceutical recruiting firm dedicated to the building, expansion, and maintenance of sales forces in the industry. To date TalenTactics has built upwards of 40 sales forces, large and small, and has placed over 5,000 sales and sales management professionals within the industry. Located in Conshohocken, PA, TalenTactics recruits nationally for pharmaceutical sales professionals and sales management talent from entry level to vice president levels.
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