Hikma and Melinta Therapeutics sign exclusive licensing agreement for two novel anti-infectives for the Middle East and North Africa region

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London, United Kingdom : Hikma Pharmaceuticals PLC (Hikma) and Melinta Therapeutics (Melinta) today announced they have entered into an exclusive licensing agreement for Vabomere® (meropenem and vaborbactam) and Orbactiv® (oritavancin), two novel anti-infective injectable products, for the Middle East and North Africa (MENA) region.

In the United States, Orbactiv® is indicated for the treatment of adult patients with acute bacterial skin and skin structure infections due to designated susceptible Gram-positive pathogens and Vabomere® is indicated for the treatment of patients 18 years of age and older with complicated urinary tract infections, including pyelonephritis, caused by designated susceptible Gram-negative pathogens.

Under the terms of the agreement, Hikma is responsible for the registration and commercialisation of these two products across its 18 MENA markets. This extends Hikma’s existing partnership with Melinta for their intravenous and oral formulations of Baxdela® (delafloxacin), a novel antibiotic product. The addition of these two innovative products to Hikma’s portfolio builds on its hospital anti-infective franchise and provides healthcare professionals with more treatment options.

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