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World Health Day is April 7 with a Focus on Antibiotic Resistance
Date:4/4/2011

SAN DIEGO, April 4, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- Antibiotics are among the most important advances in human health, but their use and misuse over the past 70 years have increased the number and types of microorganisms resistant to antibiotics – resulting in deaths, greater suffering and disability, and higher healthcare costs. For World Health Day 2011, the World Health Organization will call on governments and stakeholders to implement the policies and practices needed to prevent and counter the emergence of highly resistant microorganisms. The challenge posed to the pharmaceutical and biotechnology industries is loud and clear – only seven new antibiotics have been introduced since 2003. A press conference on April 7 will feature innovators in antibiotic research and development from industry and academia that are making strides to combat this problem.

WHAT:

Press Conference: Innovation in Antibiotics; Medicine for the Next Wave of Bacterial Infections

WHO:

Jeffrey Stein, Ph.D., President and CEO, Trius Therapeutics

Trius is focusing on the development of innovative antibiotics for life-threatening infections. Trius is in the final stage of clinical development for torezolid phosphate, a next generation antibiotic for the treatment of acute bacterial skin and skin structure infections (ABSSSI), including those caused by methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus (MRSA).Trius has worked closely with FDA to define a path to market approval for antibiotics that are fast acting and with low acquisition of microbial resistance.

Daniel Burgess, President and CEO, Mpex Pharmaceuticals

Mpex is in the final stage of clinical testing of a proprietary inhalable formulation of levofloxacin for the treatment of microbial infections in patients with cystic fibrosis. The company's mission is to develop important new therapies to combat the growing issue of antibiotic resistance.

Andrei Osterman, Ph.D., Associate Professor Bioinformatics and Systems Biology, Sanford-Burnham Medical Research Institute

Dr. Osterman's research focuses on discovering the molecular mechanisms of disease, the true starting point for understanding what contributes to bacterial resistance. Bacteria are devilishly smart and have adapted to the weapons the pharmaceutical industry has created to fight them. Dr. Osterman and his colleagues are looking for the molecular weaknesses that we can exploit to attack resistant bacteria, with an eye towards translating lab discoveries into treatments.

Joe Panetta, President and CEO, BIOCOM

BIOCOM is the largest regional life science association in the world and represents more than 550 member companies in Southern California.

WHEN: Thursday, April 7, 2011 at 2:00 p.m. – 3:00 p.m. Pacific Time

WHERE: Sanford Children's Health Research Center, Sanford-Burnham Medical Research Institute, 10905 Road to the Cure, San Diego, CA 92121 or via webcast http://investor.triusrx.com/events.cfm.

RSVP:
Carolyn Hawley
Canale Communications
619-849-5375
carolyn@canalecomm.com

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