The Medicines Company Announces Participation at ASM MICROBE 2016 to be held June 16 – 20 in Boston

13 Jun 2016

The Medicines Company (NASDAQ:MDCO) today announced that 11 presentations on its infectious disease programs will be presented at the first annual ASM Microbe 2016 to be held June 16-20 in Boston, MA. The company’s infectious disease R&D program is targeted at the most deadly and insidious bacterial threats threatening global health.

Investigators will present data on ORBACTIV® (oritavancin) in the single-dose treatment of acute bacterial skin and skin-structure infections (ABSSSIs), including results from an outpatient infusion center. Researchers will also present in vitro activity of ORBACTIV against frequently isolated gram-positive bacteria and clinical isolates, including those with reduced or non-susceptibility to daptomycin and linezolid.

“We are seeing increasing adoption and use of a single, once-only dose of ORBACTIV in the management of ABSSSIs in real-world settings outside the hospital,” said Mike McGuire, Senior Vice President and Co-Leader of the Infectious Diseases Global Innovation Group, The Medicines Company. “Studies supporting this experience are important for validation of the value of this approach for patients and clinicians.”

Company researchers will present in vitro data for the Phase 3 investigational agent CARBAVANCE® (meropenem-vaborbactam) on activity against Enterobacteriaceae isolates recently collected in US hospitals, including carbapenem-resistant Enterobacteriaceae (CRE), which has been identified as an urgent microbial threat by the Centers for Disease Control (CDC). Researchers will also present data on vaborbactam inhibitory activity against a mutation of the KPC gene that affects the activity of some beta-lactamase inhibitors.

In addition, researchers from Monash University and The Medicines Company will present data on the discovery of a novel series of polymyxins from a NIAID-funded research collaboration.

“As we have heard once again in recent weeks, this time from the AMR final report by Lord O'Neill's UK-based group, there is a global need to accelerate the discovery and development of new agents to treat drug-resistant bacteria,” said Michael Dudley, PharmD, Senior Vice President and Head, Health Science R&D, and Co-Leader of the Infectious Diseases Global Innovation Group, The Medicines Company. “The so-called superbugs are major threats globally, and we must find ways to continually to stay one step ahead of these organisms. Our development program is moving quickly and efficiently, and we believe our products and pipeline of ongoing discovery and development programs are among the few but best in industry, and are well-positioned to meet this need.”

A list of key presentations is included below. The complete program of titles and abstracts can be accessed on ASM Microbe 2016 web site at









12:30pm -

ORBACTIV® Session 060: BCEC




Effectiveness of Oritavancin to Treat Acute Bacterial Skin and Skin Structure

Hall A

Infections in a Physician Owned Infusion Center


Lead author: P.J. Anastasio, Emerald Coast Infusion Center




12:30pm -

ORBACTIV® Session 060: BCEC


(oritavancin) In Vitro Activity of Oritavancin against Hall A
Gram-Positive Pathogens Isolated in Canadian (poster)
Hospitals from 2011 to 2015 #417


Lead author: J. Karlowsky, University of Manitoba



12:30pm -

ORBACTIV(®) Session 060: BCEC


(oritavancin) Oritavancin activity against Enterococcus Hall A
faecalis in vitro and in a murine thigh (poster)



infection model #418


Lead author: M. Sabet, The Medicines Company

12:30pm -


Session 060:




Assessment of Antibacterial Activity of

Hall A

Oritavancin, Dalbavancin and Vancomycin


against Non-Dividing Methicillin-Resistant


Staphylococcus aureus Using Fluorescence




Lead author: A. Belley, The Medicines Company



12:45pm -

ORBACTIV(®) Session 173: BCEC



(oritavancin) Oritavancin longitudinal in vitro activity Hall A
against gram-positive organisms from USA (poster)


medical centers: Results from the SENTRY



Antimicrobial Surveillance Program for 2010 – 2014


Lead author: R.E. Mendes, JMI Laboratories

12:45pm -

Novel Session 179: BCEC



Developing Safer Polymyxins:

Hall A

Structure-activity (SAR) and Structure-toxicity (STR)


Relationships of Modifications to Positions 6 and 7



Lead author: K.D. Roberts, Monash University


and The Medicines Company

12:45pm -

Novel Session 184: BCEC


polymyxins In Vitro Activity of FADDI-287, a Hall A
Representative of a Novel Series of (poster)

Polymyxins (PM) with Reduced Nephrotoxic Potential




Lead author: D. Rubio-Aparicio, The Medicines Company



12:45pm -

Novel Session 184: BCEC


polymyxins Pharmacology of the novel polymyxin FADDI-287 Hall A


in Preclinical Models (poster)


Lead author: M. Sabet, The Medicines Company #499


12:30pm -





Meropenem/vaborbactam (MER/VAB) tested Hall A



against contemporary Enterobacteriaceae (poster)


(ENT) isolates from USA hospitals #452


Lead author: M. Castanheira, JMI Laboratories


8:15am -





Inhibition of KPC-2 by Vaborbactam

Room 257A



(VAB; Formerly Rpx7009) Does Not Involve Ser130 (S130)

(oral session)

That Is Important for Its Inhibition by Avibactam (AVI)

Lead author: R. Tsivkovski, The Medicines Company


12:30pm -

ORBACTIV(®) Session 394: BCEC


(oritavancin) Oritavancin Susceptibility Testing among Hall A
Vancomycin Resistant Enterococcus faecium (poster)
Blood Isolates #015


Lead author: A. Paskovaty, Memorial Sloan


Kettering Cancer Center

About CARBAVANCE® (meropenem-vaborbactam)

CARBAVANCE®, an investigational agent not approved for commercial use in any market, is a combination of meropenem and vaborbactam (formerly known as RPX7009) administered as a fixed combination by IV infusion and is being developed to treat serious gram-negative infections, such as cUTIs, including those infections caused by bacteria resistant to currently available carbapenems.

CARBAVANCE was designed to address gram-negative bacteria that produce new beta-lactamase enzymes that have spread in the US and Europe, including strains producing the Klebsiella pneumoniae carbapenemase (KPC) enzyme. KPC-producing bacteria are the predominant form of carbapenem-resistant Enterobacteriaceae (CRE) in the US and are classified by the US Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) to be an urgent antimicrobial resistance threat.

About ORBACTIV® (oritavancin) for Injection

ORBACTIV® (oritavancin) for injection is indicated for the treatment of adult patients with acute bacterial skin and skin structure infections (ABSSSI) caused or suspected to be caused by susceptible isolates of the following Gram-positive microorganisms: Staphylococcus aureus (including methicillin-susceptible [MSSA] and methicillin–resistant [MRSA] isolates), Streptococcus pyogenes, Streptococcus agalactiae, Streptococcus dysgalactiae, Streptococcus anginosus group (includes S. anginosus, S. intermedius, and S. constellatus), and Enterococcus faecalis (vancomycin-susceptible isolates only).

Important Safety Information


Use of intravenous unfractionated heparin sodium is contraindicated for 120 hours (5 days) after ORBACTIV® administration because the activated partial thromboplastin time (aPTT) test results are expected to remain falsely elevated for approximately 120 hours (5 days) after ORBACTIV® administration.

ORBACTIV® is contraindicated in patients with known hypersensitivity to ORBACTIV®.

Warnings and Precautions

Concomitant warfarin use: Co-administration of ORBACTIV® and warfarin may result in higher exposure of warfarin, which may increase the risk of bleeding. Use ORBACTIV® in patients on chronic warfarin therapy only when the benefits can be expected to outweigh the risk of bleeding.

Coagulation test interference: ORBACTIV® has been shown to artificially prolong aPTT for up to 120 hours, and may prolong PT and INR for up to 12 hours, ACT for up to 24 hours, and D-dimer for up to 72 hours.

Hypersensitivity reactions have been reported with the use of antibacterial agents including ORBACTIV®. Discontinue infusion if signs of acute hypersensitivity occur. Monitor closely patients with known hypersensitivity to glycopeptides.

Infusion-related reactions have been reported. Slow the rate or interrupt infusion if infusion reaction develops.

Clostridium difficile-associated colitis: Evaluate patients if diarrhea occurs.

Osteomyelitis: Institute appropriate alternate antibacterial therapy in patients with confirmed or suspected osteomyelitis.

Prescribing ORBACTIV® in the absence of a proven or strongly suspected bacterial infection is unlikely to provide benefit to the patient and increases the risk of the development of drug-resistant bacteria.

Adverse Reactions

The most common adverse reactions (? 3%) in patients treated with ORBACTIV® were headache, nausea, vomiting, limb and subcutaneous abscesses, and diarrhea.

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About The Medicines Company

The Medicines Company's purpose is to save lives, alleviate suffering and contribute to the economics of healthcare by focusing on leading acute/intensive care hospitals worldwide. Its vision is to be a leading provider of solutions in three areas: serious infectious disease care, acute cardiovascular care and surgery and perioperative care. The company operates in the Americas, Europe and the Middle East, and Asia Pacific regions with global centers today in Parsippany, NJ, USA and Zurich, Switzerland.

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