DUBLIN, Ireland and KING OF PRUSSIA, Pa., Sept. 06, 2019 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- Nabriva Therapeutics plc (NBRV), a biopharmaceutical company engaged in the commercialization and development of innovative anti-infective agents to treat serious infections, today announced that Nabriva has earned a $5 million milestone payment under its licensing agreement with Sinovant Sciences related to the U.S. regulatory approval of XENLETA™ (lefamulin).
Sinovant Sciences has an exclusive license to develop and commercialize lefamulin (SNV001) in the Greater China region. Sinovant Science’s application to conduct a clinical trial of lefamulin (SNV001) in China has been approved by China’s National Medical Products Administration, and the trial is expected to be initiated in the fourth quarter of 2019.
Under its license agreement with Sinovant Sciences, Nabriva is eligible for up to approximately $85 million in additional milestone payments tied to the successful completion of certain regulatory and commercial milestones related to lefamulin for community-acquired bacterial pneumonia (CABP). In addition, Nabriva will be eligible to receive low double-digit royalties on sales, if any, in the Greater China region.
About Nabriva Therapeutics plc
Nabriva Therapeutics is a biopharmaceutical company engaged in the commercialization and development of innovative anti-infective agents to treat serious infections. Nabriva Therapeutics received U.S. Food and Drug Administration approval for XENLETA (lefamulin), the first systemic pleuromutilin antibiotic for community-acquired bacterial pneumonia (CABP). Nabriva Therapeutics is also developing CONTEPO™ (fosfomycin) for injection, a potential first-in-class epoxide antibiotic for complicated urinary tract infections (cUTI), including acute pyelonephritis. For more information, please visit https://www.nabriva.com.
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