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2009-10-08 06:00:00

BOSTON, Oct. 8 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- Paratek Pharmaceuticals, Inc. announced today that it has entered into an exclusive worldwide collaborative development, manufacturing and commercialization license agreement with Novartis for Paratek's lead broad-spectrum antibiotic, PTK 0796, a first-in-class aminomethylcycline (AMC) in Phase 3 clinical trials. PTK 0796 is the most advanced once-daily, oral and IV antibiotic with a spectrum that is broad enough for single-agent treatment of life...

2009-10-07 11:22:00

NEW HAVEN, Conn., Oct. 7 /PRNewswire/ -- Rib-X Pharmaceuticals, Inc., a company focused on the discovery, development and commercialization of novel drugs for the treatment of multi-antibiotic resistant infections, today announced that Rib-X Co-Founder and Chair of the Scientific Advisory Board, Sterling Professor of Molecular Biophysics and Biochemistry at Yale University and a Howard Hughes Medical Institute Investigator, Thomas A. Steitz, Ph.D., has been awarded the Nobel Prize in...

2009-09-28 15:05:32

Canadian researchers say they've identified a chemical compound that targets drug-resistant bacteria in a different way from existing antibiotics. McMaster University scientists say their discovery is an ideal starting point to develop new interventions for resistant infections. Despite the need for new treatment options, the scientists note there have been only two new classes of antibiotics developed during the last 40 years. Professor Eric Brown and colleagues from the Michael DeGroote...

2009-09-24 09:00:00

EMERYVILLE, Calif., Sept. 24 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- NovaBay Pharmaceuticals, Inc. (NYSE-AMEX: NBY) http://www.novabaypharma.com, a clinical stage company developing non-antibiotic antimicrobial compounds for the treatment or prevention of a wide range of bacterial, viral and fungal infections, announced today that Ron Najafi, Ph.D., Chairman and Chief Executive Officer, will present at the Maxim Group Growth Conference at 10 a.m. (ET), Tuesday, Sept. 29, 2009 at the Grand Hyatt Hotel in...

2009-09-14 13:15:00

EMERYVILLE, Calif., Sept. 14 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- NovaBay(R) Pharmaceuticals, Inc. (NYSE-AMEX: NBY) (http://www.novabaypharma.com), a clinical stage company developing novel anti-infective compounds for the treatment or prevention of a wide range of bacterial, viral and fungal infections, presented in two poster sessions today at the 49th Annual Interscience Conference on Antimicrobial Agents and Chemotherapy (ICAAC) in San Francisco. These two separate laboratory studies of its...

2009-09-10 05:30:00

EMERYVILLE, Calif., Sept. 10 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- NovaBay(R) Pharmaceuticals, Inc. (NYSE-Amex: NBY), (http://www.novabaypharma.com), a clinical stage company developing novel anti-infective compounds for the treatment or prevention of a wide range of bacterial, viral and fungal infections, announced today the start of a Phase 2a proof-of-concept study of its lead Aganocide(R) compound NVC-422 in impetigo. NovaBay's partner in the impetigo trial is Galderma, S.A. the world's leading...

2009-09-04 07:03:00

NEW HAVEN, Conn., Sept. 4 /PRNewswire/ -- Rib-X Pharmaceuticals, Inc., a development-stage company focused on the discovery, development and commercialization of novel antibiotics for the treatment of acute care antibiotic-resistant infections, announced today that Thomas R. Kassberg has joined the company as Chief Business Officer. In his new role, Mr. Kassberg will lead the company's business development activities. Mr. Kassberg, age 49, joins Rib-X from Proteolix, Inc., where he served...

2009-09-03 07:00:00

EMERYVILLE, Calif., Sept. 3 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- NovaBay(R) Pharmaceuticals, Inc. (NYSE-AMEX: NBY, http://www.novabaypharma.com), a clinical stage company developing non-antibiotic anti-infective compounds for the treatment or prevention of a wide range of bacterial, viral and fungal infections, announced today that Ron Najafi, Ph.D., Chairman and Chief Executive Officer, will present at the Rodman & Renshaw 11th Annual Healthcare Conference at 10 a.m., Thursday, Sept. 10, 2009 at...

2009-07-27 07:00:00

EMERYVILLE, Calif., July 27 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- NovaBay(R) Pharmaceuticals, Inc. (NYSE-AMEX: NBY) (http://www.novabaypharma.com), a clinical stage company developing non-antibiotic anti-infective compounds for the treatment or prevention of a wide range of bacterial, viral and fungal infections, announced today that Ron Najafi, Ph.D., Chairman and Chief Executive Officer, will present at the Jesup & Lamont 2009 Growth Stock Conference organized by the LifeTech Capital Group on...

2009-07-24 07:26:01

The evolution of multiple antibiotic resistances is a global and difficult problem to eradicate. Isabel Gordo, a group leader at the Instituto Gulbenkian de Ciência (IGC)- Portugal, reports in the paper published in the latest issue of PLoS Genetics (*), that the deleterious effect associated with the acquisition of resistance by a bacteria can be suppressed by the acquisition of a new resistance to another antibiotic. These findings have direct implications for the...


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