Melinta Therapeutics Provides for Distribution of Delafloxacin to 19 Countries via Extended Agreement with Eurofarma Laboratórios

Melinta Therapeutics, a privately held commercial-stage company developing novel antibiotics to treat serious bacterial infections, announced that the commercialization and distribution agreement with Eurofarma Laboratórios for delafloxacin (marketed as Baxdela™ in the U.S.) has been expanded to include 19 countries in South and Central America and the Caribbean. Eurofarma Laboratórios previously had the right to market, sell and distribute delafloxacin in Brazil per a 2015 agreement with Melinta. There is a strong need for novel acute bacterial skin & skin structure infection (ABSSSI) agents in Latin America. In Brazil alone, over 265,000 patients are hospitalized with an ABSSSI each year.