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2013-01-03 12:25:01

BOSTON, Jan. 3, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- Paratek Pharmaceuticals, Inc. today announced that the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has designated the Company's lead antibiotic candidate, omadacycline (formerly known as PTK 0796), as a Qualified Infectious Disease Product (QIDP) for both intravenous (IV) and oral formulations in the treatment of acute bacterial skin and skin structure infections (ABSSSI) and community-acquired bacterial pneumonia (CABP). The QIDP designation provides Paratek...

2012-09-27 18:21:24

BOSTON, Sept. 27, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- Paratek Pharmaceuticals, Inc. announced today that it has filed a registration statement on Form S-1 with the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) relating to a proposed initial public offering of shares of its common stock. All shares of the common stock to be sold in the offering will be offered by Paratek. The number of shares to be offered and the price range for the offering have not yet been determined. UBS Investment Bank and Leerink...

2012-05-22 02:26:45

BOSTON, May 22, 2012 /PRNewswire/-- Paratek Pharmaceuticals, Inc. today announced that Dennis Molnar, formerly Paratek's Vice President, Corporate Development, has been appointed President, Chief Executive Officer and Director, succeeding former CEO Thomas J. Bigger, following his resignation earlier this year. In addition, Evan Loh, MD, former senior R&D executive at Pfizer and Wyeth and who led regulatory approval for the antibiotic Tygacil®, has joined the Company as Chief Medical...

2012-03-28 02:25:00

BOSTON, March 28, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- Paratek Pharmaceuticals, Inc. today announced that it has reached agreement with the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) on its second Special Protocol Assessment (SPA) related to the Phase 3 program design for the Company's lead antibiotic candidate, omadacycline (formerly PTK 0796). Omadacycline is a broad-spectrum, first-in-class aminomethylcycline antibiotic with oral and IV formulations that Paratek is developing to address the leading organisms...

2010-09-10 06:30:00

BOSTON, Sept. 10 /PRNewswire/ -- Paratek Pharmaceuticals, Inc. today announced the Company's lead product, PTK 0796, a first-in-class aminomethylcycline, will be the subject of several poster presentations at the 50th Interscience Conference on Antimicrobial Agents and Chemotherapy (ICAAC). Dr. Stuart Levy, co-founder and Chief Scientific Officer of Paratek will also be delivering a talk at a symposium on antibiotic resistance at the conference. ICAAC will be held in Boston,...

2009-10-15 06:00:00

BOSTON, Oct. 15 /PRNewswire/ -- Paratek Pharmaceuticals (Boston, MA) and Families of Spinal Muscular Atrophy (Elk Grove Village, IL) announced today that a jointly funded drug development program for Spinal Muscular Atrophy (SMA) has been awarded a multi-million dollar cooperative agreement from the National Institute of Neurological Disorders and Stroke (NINDS). The five-year cooperative agreement encompasses pre-clinical drug development up to the time of an Investigational New Drug...

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...

2008-10-26 12:00:10

BOSTON, Oct. 26 /PRNewswire/ -- Paratek Pharmaceuticals, Inc. today announced positive Phase 2 data for the Company's lead antibiotic, PTK 0796, a first-in-class aminomethylcycline (AMC). The Phase 2 study compared safety and efficacy of oral and intravenous (IV) forms of PTK 0796 to Zyvox(R) in the treatment of patients with complicated skin and skin structure infections (cSSSIs). Paratek's trial met its primary safety and tolerability endpoint, demonstrating no differences between PTK...

2008-10-14 09:00:45

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...

2008-06-17 09:01:13

LIBERTYVILLE, Ill., and BOSTON, June 17 /PRNewswire/ -- Families of Spinal Muscular Atrophy (FSMA) and Paratek Pharmaceuticals, Inc. today announced they have extended and significantly expanded their joint research and development collaboration to develop a drug candidate for the treatment of Spinal Muscular Atrophy (SMA), the leading genetically inherited cause of death of children under the age of two years. The collaboration is focused on optimizing and advancing into the clinic a novel...