Press Releases

March 12, 2024
Venatorx Pharmaceuticals, a private, pre-commercial pharmaceutical company focused on improving health outcomes for patients with multidrug-resistant bacterial infections and hard-to-treat viral infections, announced expansion of its leadership team with three key industry veterans: Jason Burdette joining as Senior Vice President, CMC and Technical Operations: Armand Girard as Chief Business Officer; and Tamra Adams, and Chief Financial Officer. These appointments come as the Company expands its remit from pure R&D to encompass support of commercialization.
February 23, 2024
Venatorx Pharmaceuticals (Venatorx) and Melinta Therapeutics (Melinta) announced today that the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) issued a Complete Response Letter (CRL) regarding the New Drug Application (NDA) for cefepime-taniborbactam, a beta-lactam/beta-lactamase inhibitor (BL/BLI) combination antibiotic under review as a potential treatment for adult patients with complicated urinary tract infections (cUTI), including acute pyelonephritis caused by susceptible gram-negative microorganisms.
February 20, 2024
Venatorx Pharmaceuticals, Melinta Therapeutics LLC (“Melinta”), and Menarini Group today announced that The New England Journal of Medicine (NEJM) published the results of the CERTAIN-1 Phase 3 clinical study of the investigational agent cefepime-taniborbactam for the treatment of adult patients with complicated urinary tract infections (cUTI) and acute pyelonephritis (AP), including those with bacteremia. The results showed that cefepime-taniborbactam was superior to meropenem for the treatment of complicated UTI that included acute pyelonephritis, with a similar safety profile to meropenem.

In the News

October 27, 2022
Contagion Live
Venatorx Pharmaceuticals announced successful phase 3 trial results for cefepime-taniborbactam, its investigational antibiotic aimed at treating complicated urinary tract infections.
May 24, 2022
The Hill
What threats do antibiotic-resistant superbugs pose for the future? What is being done to develop new antibiotics and bring life-saving drugs to market? And how can policymakers stimulate innovative drug developments to keep pace with evolving diseases?
April 4, 2022
One year after its splashy launch, the AMR Action Fund has made its first investments in a pair of fledgling biotech companies, a key step toward its goal of generating badly needed medicines to combat antibiotic resistance.