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Paratek to Present Clinical Data in Late Breaker Presentation at the 48th Annual Interscience Conference on Antimicrobial Agents and Chemotherapy
Date:10/14/2008

BOSTON, Oct. 14 /PRNewswire/ -- Paratek Pharmaceuticals, Inc. today announced the Company's lead product, amadacycline, formerly PTK 0796, a first-in-class aminomethylcycline, will be the subject of a Late Breaker poster presentation at the 48th Interscience Conference on Antimicrobial Agents and Chemotherapy (ICAAC). ICAAC will be held in Washington, D.C. from October 25 - October 28, 2008.

More information on the poster session at ICAAC:

Sunday, October 26, 12:15 - 1:15 pm EST

Session 126; New Treatment Options in Skin and Soft Tissue Infections

Location: Hall C

Poster: L1515B

-- Safety and Efficacy of PTK 0796: Results of the Phase 2 Study in

Complicated Skin and Skin Structure Infections Following IV and

Oral Step-down Therapy.

About Paratek Pharmaceuticals

Paratek Pharmaceuticals, Inc. is engaged in the discovery and commercialization of new therapeutics that treat serious and life-threatening diseases, with a particular focus on the growing worldwide problem of antibiotic resistance. Paratek is advancing novel compounds that can circumvent or block bacterial resistance. Paratek's lead compound, amadacycline, formerly PTK 0796, is a broad-spectrum antibiotic derived from the tetracycline class with oral and IV formulations that is being developed for the treatment of the most common and serious hospital bacterial infections, including those caused by resistant strains such as MRSA (methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus) and MDRSP (multi-drug resistant Streptococcus pneumoniae). Oral and IV formulations of amadacycline were compared to Zyvox (R) in a recently completed Phase 2 clinical study in complicated skin and skin structure infections (cSSSI). In addition to amadacycline, Paratek is also developing other broad- and narrow-spectrum tetracycline antibiotics to treat hospital and community infections based on its novel tetracycline chemistry expertise.

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