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Paratek Reports Positive Phase 2 Clinical Data on its New Antibiotic PTK 0796 in Late Breaker Presentation at the 48th Annual Interscience Conference on Antimicrobial Agents and Chemotherapy
Date:10/26/2008

796, Paratek is also developing other broad- and narrow-spectrum tetracycline antibiotics to treat hospital and community infections based on its novel tetracycline chemistry expertise.

Outside of its tetracycline antibacterial program, Paratek has also identified small molecules that inhibit bacteria-specific transcription factors for Multiple Adaptational Response (MAR) genes which control bacterial virulence and resistance development.

Based upon a growing body of clinical research and as part of its effort to exploit its novel tetracycline derivatives and their unique mechanism of action in selected inflammatory and neurodegenerative conditions, Paratek has an active chemical synthesis effort to produce novel and diverse small molecules, with the goal of developing nonantibacterial compounds with improved activity in serious inflammatory and neurodegenerative diseases. In addition, Paratek is encouraged by early evidence of the ability of tetracycline derivatives to affect mRNA splicing, as in spinal muscular atrophy (SMA), which may also have activity in related orphan genetic disorders, such as cystic fibrosis and Duchenne Muscular Dystrophy.

Paratek has active collaborations with Merck & Co., MerckSerono, Warner Chilcott and FSMA to develop tetracycline-derived small molecule drugs for a range of uses, including community-acquired bacterial infections, multiple sclerosis (MS), acne & rosacea, and SMA. Paratek is privately held and headquartered in Boston, Massachusetts, U.S. For more information about Paratek and its research and development initiatives, visit Paratek's website at http://www.paratekpharm.com.


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