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2011-01-05 07:00:00

SAN DIEGO, Jan. 5, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- Optimer Pharmaceuticals, Inc. (Nasdaq: OPTR) announced today that the United States Patent and Trademark Office has issued U.S. Patent 7,863,249 which covers additional dosage forms of fidaxomicin. This patent further strengthens Optimer's patent protection for fidaxomicin. The newly issued patent and a previously issued patent encompassing fidaxomicin are both orange book listable. (Logo: http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnh/20090413/LA97352LOGO)...

2011-01-04 07:00:00

SAN DIEGO, Jan. 4, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- Optimer Pharmaceuticals, Inc. (Nasdaq: OPTR) today announced that fidaxomicin, the Company's lead product candidate, has been granted orphan drug designation from the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) for the treatment of pediatric Clostridium difficile infection (CDI). This orphan drug designation applies to the active moiety and covers all formulations of fidaxomicin used to treat Clostridium difficile infection in children 16 years of age or...

2010-12-06 07:35:00

EXTON, Pa. and WEYBRIDGE, England, Dec. 6, 2010 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- ViroPharma Incorporated (Nasdaq: VPHM) and Idis, the global leader in developing long-term strategic solutions to therapeutic access, today announced that the two companies have partnered to facilitate access to certain ViroPharma products through a named patient program (NPP). ViroPharma's NPP, developed and managed by Idis, will allow international healthcare professionals to prescribe certain products to...

2010-11-24 10:00:00

EXTON, Pa., Nov. 24, 2010 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- ViroPharma Incorporated (Nasdaq: VPHM) today announced that William Roberts, vice president, corporate communications of ViroPharma, will present at the 22nd Annual Piper Jaffray Healthcare Conference at 12:30 P.M. ET on Wednesday, December 1, 2010. The conference is being held at the New York Palace Hotel. Vincent Milano, president and chief executive officer of ViroPharma, will present at the 2010 Deutsche Bank BioFest Conference at...

2010-11-02 07:30:00

SAN DIEGO, Nov. 2, 2010 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- Optimer Pharmaceuticals, Inc. (Nasdaq: OPTR) today reported financial results for the third quarter ended September 30, 2010. Optimer reported a net loss for the third quarter of 2010 of $11.8 million, or $0.30 per share, which was in line with the Company's expectations. This compares to a net loss for the third quarter of 2009 of $9.4 million, or $0.28 per share. The increase in net loss was primarily due to an increase in research and...

2010-11-02 07:00:00

SAN DIEGO, Nov. 2, 2010 /PRNewswire/ -- Optimer Pharmaceuticals, Inc. (Nasdaq: OPTR) today announced that new research has been published in Microbiology, a peer-reviewed journal of the Society for General Microbiology, highlighting fidaxomicin's narrow spectrum of activity and minimal disruption of microflora in patients with Clostridium difficile infection (CDI) compared to the only FDA approved CDI therapy, vancomycin. The article titled, "A new macrocyclic antibiotic, Fidaxomicin...

2010-10-29 16:10:00

SILVER SPRING, Md., Oct. 29 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The U.S. Food and Drug Administration today approved Teflaro (ceftaroline fosamil), an injectable antibiotic to treat adults with community acquired bacterial pneumonia (CABP) and acute bacterial skin and skin structure infections (ABSSSI), including methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus (MRSA). (Logo: http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnh/20090824/FDALOGO) (Logo: http://www.newscom.com/cgi-bin/prnh/20090824/FDALOGO) Teflaro is...

2010-10-29 10:00:00

EXTON, Pa., Oct. 29 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- ViroPharma Incorporated (Nasdaq: VPHM) today announced that William Roberts, vice president, corporate communications of ViroPharma, will present at the Oppenheimer 21st Annual Healthcare Conference at 3:55 P.M. ET on Tuesday, November 2, 2010. The conference is being held at the Waldorf=Astoria in New York City. Charles Rowland, vice president and chief financial officer, of ViroPharma, will present at the Lazard Capital Markets 7th Annual...

2010-10-25 12:05:59

Patients admitted to the hospital for the common bacterial skin infection cellulitis should be treated as a first line of defense with the potent antibiotic drug vancomycin rather than other antibiotics such as penicillin, according to a Henry Ford Hospital study. For some time, medical practice guidelines have been ambiguous about whether vancomycin or so-called B-lactam antibiotics like penicillin or cephalosporins was the more appropriate therapy for treating patients admitted for...

2010-10-25 07:00:00

EXTON, Pa., Oct. 25 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- ViroPharma Incorporated (Nasdaq: VPHM) today announced that it has completed enrollment in its Phase 2 study evaluating subcutaneous delivery of Cinryze(TM) (C1esterase inhibitor [human]). This multi-center, open-label, multi-dose Phase 2 study is designed to evaluate the safety, pharmacokinetics and pharmacodynamics of subcutaneous versus intravenous administration of Cinryze in adolescent and adult subjects with hereditary angioedema (HAE)....


Latest Vancomycin Reference Libraries

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2011-04-26 21:07:20

Enterococcus is a Gram-positive, commensal bacterium inhabiting the gastrointestinal tracts of humans and other mammals. It is a main constituent of some probiotic food supplements. E. faecalis can cause life-threatening infections in humans, especially in the nosocomial environment, where the naturally high levels of antibiotic resistance found in E. faecalis contribute to its pathogenicity. It is frequently found in root canal-treated teeth in prevalence values ranging from 30% to 90% of...

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2011-04-15 14:36:05

Enterococcus faecalis "“ formerly classified as part of the Group D Streptococcus system "“ is a Gram-positive, commensal bacterium inhabiting the gastrointestinal tracts of humans and other mammals. It is one of the main constituents of some probiotic food supplements. E. faecalis can cause life-threatening infections in humans. It is frequently found in root canal-treated teeth in prevalence values ranging from 30% to 90% of the cases. It is a non-motile, facultatively anaerobic...

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