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Medicines' Oritavancin Strong In Confirmatory Phase III Trial

By Randy Osborne
Staff Writer

Wednesday, July 3, 2013

Another set of positive Phase III data with oritavancin, a semi-synthetic lipoglycopeptide antibiotic, in acute bacterial skin and skin structure infections (ABSSSIs) puts The Medicines Co. in line for a 2014 approval, and possibly a partnership to help commercialize the compound, which treats disorders caused by susceptible gram-positive bugs that include methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus (MRSA).

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