FDA Approves First-in-Class Antibiotic Lefamulin (Xenleta) f
Nabriva Therapeutics, a biopharmaceutical company engaged in the commercialization and development of innovative anti-infective agents to treat serious infections, announced that the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has approved Nabriva’s new drug applications for the oral and intravenous (IV) formulations of Xenleta™ (lefamulin) for the treatment of community-acquired bacterial pneumonia (CABP) in adults. As the first IV and oral antibiotic with a novel mechanism of action approved by the FDA in nearly two decades, XENLETA represents an important new empiric monotherapy treatment option for adults with CABP.

“Today’s approval of XENLETA is a significant breakthrough in the collective fight against the growing threat of antimicrobial resistance and provides a desperately needed IV and oral empiric monotherapy treatment option for adults with CABP,” said Ted Schroeder, chief executive officer of Nabriva Therapeutics.

XENLETA has a mechanism of action that is different than other approved antibiotics, resulting in a low propensity for the development of resistance, as well as a lack of cross-resistance with the beta-lactam, fluoroquinolone, glycopeptide, macrolide, and tetracycline antibiotic classes. XENLETA has a targeted in vitro spectrum of activity against the most common causative Gram-positive, Gram-negative and atypical pathogens associated with CABP, which aligns with the principles of antimicrobial stewardship.”

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