Theravance Announces Results From Pre-Clinical and Clinical Studies With Investigational Antibiotic Telavancin

November 3, 2004

SOUTH SAN FRANCISCO, Calif.

SOUTH SAN FRANCISCO, Calif. -- Theravance, Inc. announced that results from a Phase 2 clinical study with the investigational antibiotic telavancin (TD-6424) in patients with complicated Gram-positive skin and skin structure infections were recently presented at the 42nd annual Infectious Disease Society of America (IDSA) meeting in Boston.  In addition, pre-clinical in vitro and in vivo studies with telavancin were recently presented at the 44th annual Interscience Conference on Antimicrobial Agents and Chemotherapy (ICAAC) meeting in Washington D.C.

Telavancin, a rapidly bactericidal injectable antibiotic with multiple mechanisms of action, is a novel lipoglycopeptide that was discovered by Theravance through the application of multivalent drug design in a research program dedicated to finding new antibiotics for serious infections due to Staphylococcus aureus (including multi-drug resistant strains) and other Gram-positive pathogens.  Telavancin is currently in Phase 3 studies for the treatment of complicated skin and skin structure infections (cSSSI).


Among the highlights of the telavancin studies presented at IDSA and ICAAC were:

1.   Results from FAST, an exploratory Phase 2 clinical study, comparing telavancin with standard therapy in 167 patients with complicated Gram-positive skin and skin structure infections.