Melinta is committed to working with global pharmaceutical companies to extend the development and commercialization of our products to markets around the world. To that end, we have signed several mutually beneficial agreements, which are summarized below. We remain interested in exploring opportunities outside of those described in these agreements. If you would like more information about our business development strategy or are interested in pursuing a collaboration with our team, please email us at firstname.lastname@example.org.
In March 2017, Melinta licensed rights to delafloxacin (known as Baxdela in the U.S.) to the Menarini Group in 68 countries in Europe, Asia-Pacific, and the Commonwealth of Independent States (CIS). Together, we will work with Menarini to develop and commercialize delafloxacin for multiple indications including hospital-treated skin infections (ABSSSI) and community-acquired bacterial pneumonia (hCABP). Under the terms of the collaboration, Menarini will be responsible for submitting regulatory applications and commercializing delafloxacin in the countries being licensed. Melinta received an upfront payment and near-term development and regulatory milestone payments, as well as sales milestones and royalties, and the parties will share in the development costs for future indications going forward. To learn more about Menarini Group, please visit www.menarini.com.
In June 2015, Melinta and Malin Plc entered into an agreement for the commercialization and distribution of delafloxacin (known as Baxdela in the U.S.) in certain countries in the Middle East and Africa. Under the terms of their agreement, Melinta gains access to Malin’s global network of biotechnology and pharmaceutical companies, expanding delafloxacin’s commercial potential to include the emerging nations Middle East and Africa. For more information on Malin Plc, please visit www.malinplc.com.
In January 2015, Melinta and Eurofarma Laboratórios, one of the largest pharmaceutical companies in Brazil and present in more than 20 countries in Latin America, entered into an agreement for the development and commercialization of delafloxacin (known as Baxdela in the US) in Brazil with the potential to expand into additional Latin American countries. Under the terms of the agreements, Eurofarma will be responsible for obtaining regulatory approval in the Territories and will then have the right to market, sell and distribute delafloxacin in these countries. Melinta received a combined upfront cash and equity payment and will receive milestones and royalties on future sales of delafloxacin. To learn more about Eurofarma, please visit www.eurofarma.com.
In December 2014, Melinta entered into a license agreement for the development and commercialization of radezolid in topical formulations for a variety of dermatological indications. Melinta retains the option to co-develop or fully regain rights to radezolid upon completion of specific development milestones. In February 2017, the partners announced that the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) accepted an Investigational New Drug (IND) application, and that the partners would be collaborating on the design and implementation of a clinical development plan for topical radezolid for the treatment of mild-to-moderate acne.