Sequella, a clinical-stage pharmaceutical company commercializing novel antibiotics to treat life-threatening infectious diseases, today announced that it has licensed Pfizer Inc’s exclusive worldwide rights to develop and commercialize sutezolid, a Phase 2 oxazolidinone antibiotic currently in development for the treatment of tuberculosis (TB).
Sutezolid demonstrated potent antibacterial activity against Mycobacterium tuberculosis in the laboratory and in animal models of TB, an aerosol-transmitted infection with a prevalence of over 2 billion people worldwide. It also demonstrated encouraging activity in a Phase 2a Early Bactericidal Activity (EBA) study in TB patients in South Africa. Under the terms of the parties’ exclusive license agreement, Sequella will be solely responsible for completing clinical development and commercializing the product globally. Financial terms of the transaction were not disclosed…Click here to read more.