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Trius Presents New Data on Torezolid Antibiotic for Treatment of Methicillin-Resistant Staphylococcus Aureus (MRSA) Infections
Date:5/18/2009

"As bacterial pathogens like MRSA continue developing resistance to current treatments, clinicians are more acutely aware of the need for an alternative that is less susceptible to resistance development along with a once a day dosing regimen which promotes higher compliance," said Jeffrey Stein, Ph.D., Chief Executive Officer of Trius. "We will release top-line Phase 2 data in the coming weeks and plan to initiate Phase 3 testing in early 2010. Our goal is to provide physicians and patients with a best-in-class therapy as soon as possible."

About Trius Therapeutics

Trius Therapeutics is discovering and developing innovative antibacterial drugs for the treatment of infections caused by drug-resistant pathogens. The company's lead drug candidate, torezolid, is a second generation oral and IV oxazolidinone antibiotic with potent activity against drug-resistant gram-positive bacterial pathogens including those resistant to Zyvox(R), the only marketed antibacterial drug of the oxazolidinone class. Trius has recently completed Phase 2 testing of torezolid in a U.S. based multi-center trial. Trius' pipeline includes two preclinical programs with lead candidates being developed to treat serious infections caused by gram-negative bacterial pathogens. For more information, visit www.triusrx.com.


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