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Intravenous (IV) Administration of Cempra Pharmaceutical's Solithromycin (CEM-101) Demonstrates Excellent Systemic Tolerability in a Phase 1 Clinical Trial
Date:5/7/2011

a Phase 2 clinical trial for serious community-acquired bacterial pneumonia or CABP," said David Oldach, M.D., vice president of clinical research at Cempra.  "This drug could be the first macrolide since azithromycin to offer both oral and intravenous forms of administration.  This will enable in-hospital treatment of seriously ill patients and will make possible IV to oral step-down therapy, shortening hospital stays.  We are excited about this compound because of its broad spectrum of activity including macrolide-resistant strains, its greater potency than existing macrolides and its dosing flexibility.  We look forward to advancing both IV and oral forms into the next stages of clinical development."

Solithromycin (CEM-101)

Solithromycin has shown a broad spectrum of activity and high potency against respiratory and other serious pathogens in in vitro and in vivo studies.  In vitro data from two studies presented at the conference showed that solithromycin exhibited high potency against European strains associated with CABP and exhibited stronger activity against Haemophilus influenzae compared to telithromycin.  

Biedenbach et al. (Abst. P1136) evaluated the activity of solithromycin against more than 6,300 isolates collected from 18 European countries in 2010.  Activity was tested against pathogens associated with CABP and acute bacterial skin and skin structure infections (ABSSSI), such as Staphylococcus aureus (including MRSA), coagulase-negative staphylococci, enterococci, Streptococcus pneumoniae, Streptococcus viridians, beta-haemolytic streptococci, H. influenzae and Moraxella catarrhalis.  Solithromycin exhibited greater potency than telithromycin and clindamycin against these contemporary
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