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Trius Announces Positive Results From Phase 2 Clinical Trial of Torezolid in Patients With Complicated Skin and Skin Structure Infections
Date:6/8/2009

al," said Jeffrey Stein, Ph.D., Chief Executive Officer of Trius. "Later this year we will complete Phase 1 testing of the IV dosage form of torezolid and plan to merge the oral and IV programs in Phase 3 testing early next year. Our aim is to make torezolid available to physicians and patients as soon as possible to address the growing unmet medical need for an effective and well tolerated new IV and oral treatment for drug-resistant infections."

About Torezolid (TR-701)

Torezolid is a second-generation IV/oral antibacterial drug in the oxazolidinone class. It is significantly differentiated from Zyvox(R) (linezolid), the only marketed drug in this class. Advantages of torezolid over linezolid include:

  • 4-8 fold greater potency than linezolid in vitro and in vivo
  • In vivo bactericidal activity
  • Activity against all clinically important, gram-positive, drug-resistant strains including those resistant to linezolid
  • Activity against clinically important atypical and gram-negative pathogens (Legionella, Chlamydia, Neisseria)
  • 16x lower rate of resistance development in MRSA
  • Once-daily and shorter course of therapy to promote better treatment compliance
  • Broader safety window enabling potential longer course of therapy
  • Possibility for expanded indications including bacteremia, severe CAP and osteomyelitis
  • Lower potential for drug-drug interactions including those with dietary tyramine, SSRIs and vasoconstrictors

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 agai
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