Biotech firms fill gap in antibiotic-drug development

08/15/2013 | Genetic Engineering & Biotechnology News

With large drugmakers abandoning the antibiotics market, a number of small to medium biopharmaceutical firms are stepping up to develop novel and more effective antibiotics against drug-resistant bacteria, according to this article. For example, Cubist Pharmaceuticals has several antibiotics in late-stage development, including CXA-201, a combination of ceftolozane and tazobactam. Achaogen is planning a late-stage study of plazomicin against carbapenem-resistant enterobacteriaceae.

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