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Trius Therapeutics Announces Presentations Featuring Torezolid Antibiotic at the 19th European Congress of Clinical Microbiology and Infectious Diseases
Date:5/6/2009

Clinical results and advantage over linezolid in resistance acquisition by Staph aureus among data to be presented at infectious disease meeting

SAN DIEGO, Calif., May 6 /PRNewswire/ -- Trius Therapeutics, Inc., a biopharmaceutical company developing best-in-class drugs for the treatment of serious bacterial infections, announced today that the results of multiple studies from its lead program, torezolid (TR-701), will be presented in an oral session and six poster presentations at the 19th European Congress of Clinical Microbiology and Infectious Diseases (ECCMID) meeting in Helsinki, Finland May 16-19. Torezolid is a novel antibiotic that recently completed Phase 2 clinical development with potent activity against gram-positive bacteria, including methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus (MRSA) and vancomycin-resistant enterococci (VRE).

The presentations are as follows:

Saturday, May 16th

Oral Presentation - Lecture Hall 3a (14:54 - 15:06)

  • O28: In vivo pharmacodynamics of TR-701, a new oxazolidinone antibiotic, against methicillin-susceptible and methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus strains; A. Louie, C. Fregeau, W. Liu, H. Conde, R. Kulawy, G. Drusano

Sunday, May 17th

Poster Presentations - New antimicrobials against Gram-positives (13:30 - 14:30)

  • P 1091: Effects of food on the pharmacokinetics of TR-701, a novel oxazolidinone prodrug antibiotic, in healthy adult subjects; KA. Munoz, P. Bien, P. Prokocimer, M. Berry, C. R. Bethune
  • P 1092: TR-700, a novel methyltetrazolyl-oxazolidinone, accumulates extensively within human macrophages cells and shows activity towards intraphagocytic linezolid-sensitive and linezolid-resistant S. aureus; S. Lemaire, K. Kosowska-Shick, P. Appelbaum, F. Van Bambeke, P. Tulkens
  • P 1090: The safety of single ascending oral doses of TR-701, a novel oxazolidinone prodrug antibiotic; P. Bien, P. Prokocimer, KA. Munoz, J. Bohn
  • P 1089: The safety of multiple ascending oral doses of TR-701, a novel oxazolidinone prodrug antibiotic; P. Bien, P. Prokocimer, KA. Munoz, J. Bohn
  • P 1103: Characterization of resistance following serial passage of Staphylococcus aureus in the presence of the novel oxazolidinone TR-700 and linezolid; J. Locke, K. Shaw
  • P 1104: Characterization of the novel oxazolidinone TR-700 and linezolid spontaneous mutation frequencies and resistance mechanisms in Staphylococcus aureus; J. Locke, K. Shaw

Copies of these posters will be available on the Trius Web site following the ECCMID meeting: http://www.triusrx.com/posters.php.

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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