Melinta Announces FDA Acceptance of Investigational New Drug Application for Topical Radezolid

Melinta Therapeutics, a privately held company developing novel antibiotics to treat serious bacterial infections, announced today the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has accepted an Investigational New Drug (IND) application for topical radezolid for the treatment of mild-to-moderate acne. Melinta and a partner are collaborating on the development of radezolid for the treatment of dermatological conditions including acne under a December 2014 agreement. Since that time, the companies have successfully developed a formulation and completed IND-enabling preclinical development. Melinta and its partner will be collaborating on designing the clinical development plan, and anticipate initiating a Phase 1 clinical trial in early 2017.