Research programme: antibacterials - The Medicines Company

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Research programme: antibacterials - The Medicines Company

Latest Information Update: 29 May 2009

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At a glance

  • Originator Targanta Therapeutics Corporation
  • Developer The Medicines Company
  • Class Peptides; Small molecules
  • Mechanism of Action DNA synthesis inhibitors; DNA-directed RNA polymerase inhibitors; Enzyme inhibitors
  • Orphan Drug Status

    Orphan designation is assigned by a regulatory body to encourage companies to develop drugs for rare diseases.

  • New Molecular Entity Yes

Highest Development Phases

  • Preclinical Pseudomonal infections; Staphylococcal infections; Streptococcal infections

Most Recent Events

  • 09 Oct 2008 Preclinical development is ongoing in Canada
  • 02 Feb 2006 Data presented at the 45th Interscience Conference on Antimicrobial Agents and Chemotherapy (ICAAC-2005) have been added to the Bacterial Infections pharmacodynamics and antimicrobial activity sections ,
  • 19 Dec 2005 Preclinical trials in Pseudomonal infections in Canada (unspecified route)
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