Achaogen Announces Multiple Plazomicin Presentations at IDWeek 2017

SOUTH SAN FRANCISCO, Calif., Sept. 27, 2017 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- Achaogen, Inc. (NASDAQ:AKAO), a late-stage biopharmaceutical company developing innovative antibacterials addressing multidrug-resistant (MDR) gram-negative infections, today announced five upcoming presentations on plazomicin at the Infectious Diseases Society of America (IDSA) IDWeek™ 2017, being held in San Diego, CA from October 4 to 8, 2017. Achaogen is developing plazomicin, its lead product candidate, to treat serious bacterial infections due to MDR Enterobacteriaceae, including carbapenem-resistant Enterobacteriaceae (CRE).

Key Poster Presentations
The following poster presentations will take place on Saturday, October 7, 2017:

Title: Improved Outcomes with Plazomicin (PLZ) Compared with Colistin (CST) in Patients with Bloodstream Infections (BSI) Caused by Carbapenem-resistant Enterobacteriaceae (CRE): Results from the CARE Study
Authors: J.McKinnell, L.Connolly, R.Pushkin, A.Jubb, B.O'Keeffe, A.Serio, A.Smith, J.Gall, V.Riddle, K.Krause, J.Pogue
Title: Improved Outcomes at Late Follow-up (LFU) with Plazomicin Compared with Meropenem in Patients with Complicated Urinary Tract Infection (cUTI) or Acute Pyelonephritis (AP) in the EPIC Study 
Authors: Y.Golan, D.Cloutier, A.Komirenko, D.Cebrik, T.Keepers, K.Krause, L.Connolly, F.Wagenlehner
Title: Plazomicin Versus Meropenem for Complicated Urinary Tract Infection (cUTI) and Acute Pyelonephritis (AP): Diagnosis-specific Results from the Phase 3 EPIC Study 
Authors: D.Cloutier, A.Komirenko, D.Cebrik, T.Keepers, K.Krause, L.Connolly, F.Wagenlehner

Additional Poster Presentations 
The following poster presentations will take place on Friday, October 6, 2017:

Title: Assessment of the In Vivo Efficacy of Plazomicin (PLZ) Alone or in Combination with Meropenem (MEM) or Tigecycline (TGC) against Enterobacteriaceae (EB) Isolates Exhibiting Various Resistance Mechanisms in an Immunocompetent (I+) Murine Septicemia Model
Authors: K. Abdelraouf, A.Kim, K.Krause, D.Nicolau
Title: Activity of Plazomicin against Enterobacteriaceae Isolates Collected in the United States Including Isolates Carrying Aminoglycoside-Modifying Enzymes Detected by Whole Genome Sequencing 
Authors: M.Castanheira, L.Deshpande, C.Hubler, R.Mendes, A.Serio, K.Krause, R.Flamm

The abstracts are currently available through the IDWeek website. Following the meeting, the posters will be available on the Achaogen website.

About Achaogen
Achaogen is a late-stage biopharmaceutical company passionately committed to the discovery, development, and commercialization of innovative antibacterial treatments for MDR gram-negative infections. Achaogen is developing plazomicin, its lead product candidate, for the treatment of serious bacterial infections due to MDR Enterobacteriaceae, including carbapenem-resistant Enterobacteriaceae. The Food and Drug Administration has granted plazomicin Breakthrough Therapy designation for the treatment of bloodstream infections caused by certain Enterobacteriaceae in patients who have limited or no alternative treatment options. Achaogen’s plazomicin program is funded in part with Federal funds from the Biomedical Advanced Research and Development Authority, Office of the Assistant Secretary for Preparedness and Response, Office of the Secretary, Department of Health and Human Services, under Contract No. HHSO100201000046C. The Company’s second product candidate is C-Scape, an orally-administered beta-lactam/beta-lactamase inhibitor combination. Achaogen has other programs in early and late preclinical stages focused on other MDR gram-negative infections and additional disease areas. All product candidates are investigational only and have not been approved for commercialization. For more information, please visit

Forward-Looking Statements
This press release contains forward-looking statements. All statements other than statements of historical facts contained herein are forward-looking statements reflecting the current beliefs and expectations of management made pursuant to the safe harbor provisions of the Private Securities Litigation Reform Act of 1995, including, but not limited to, Achaogen's expectations regarding potential regulatory approval of plazomicin, Achaogen's commercial objectives and Achaogen's pipeline of product candidates. Such forward-looking statements involve known and unknown risks, uncertainties and other important factors that may cause Achaogen's actual results, performance or achievements to be materially different from any future results, performance or achievements expressed or implied by the forward-looking statements. Such risks and uncertainties include, among others, the uncertainties inherent in the preclinical and clinical development process; the risks and uncertainties of the regulatory approval process; the risks and uncertainties of commercialization and gaining market acceptance; the risk when bacteria will evolve resistance to plazomicin; Achaogen's reliance on third-party contract manufacturing organizations to manufacture and supply its product candidates and certain raw materials used in the production thereof; risk of third party claims alleging infringement of patents and proprietary rights or seeking to invalidate Achaogen's patents or proprietary rights; and the risk that Achaogen's proprietary rights may be insufficient to protect its technologies and product candidates. For a further description of the risks and uncertainties that could cause actual results to differ from those expressed in these forward-looking statements, as well as risks relating to Achaogen's business in general, see Achaogen's current and future reports filed with the Securities and Exchange Commission, including its Annual Report on Form 10-K filed on March 14, 2017 and its Quarterly Report on Form 10-Q for the quarter ended June 30, 2017. Achaogen does not plan to publicly update or revise any forward-looking statements contained in this press release, whether as a result of any new information, future events, changed circumstances or otherwise.

Source: Achaogen, Inc.

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