Nabriva Therapeutics to Present Data at ID Week Demonstrating Potential of Lefamulin for Patients with Community-acquired Bacterial Pneumonia (CABP) and CONTEPO™ (fosfomycin for injection) to Treat Complicated Urinary Tract Infections (cUTIs)

New data continue to support lefamulin and CONTEPO as potential first-in-class antibiotics in the United States that target the most common causative pathogens of CABP and cUTI, including multi-drug resistant (MDR) strains

DUBLIN, Ireland, Sept. 28, 2018 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- Nabriva Therapeutics Plc (NASDAQ:NBRV), a clinical-stage biopharmaceutical company engaged in the research and development of innovative anti-infective agents to treat serious infections, today announced that it will present data at Infectious Diseases Society of America (IDSA) IDWeek™ 2018 taking place in San Francisco, CA from October 3-7, 2018.

At the meeting, four presentations, including a late-breaker, oral platform presentation of the Phase 3, pivotal LEAP 2 study, demonstrating non-inferiority of 5 days of oral lefamulin to 7 days of oral moxifloxacin, will feature both clinical and in vitro microbiological data that support lefamulin as a potential IV and oral treatment for CABP. Additionally, one poster presentation will feature CONTEPO, a novel, potentially first-in-class, intravenous antibiotic in the United States. This poster will focus on clinical and microbiological response at test of cure in secondary efficacy populations from the pivotal Phase 2/3 clinical trial (ZEUS™) for the treatment of cUTIs, including acute pyelonephritis (AP), which demonstrated non-inferiority to piperacillin/tazobactam in patients with cUTI, including AP. 

“These data are part of a growing body of evidence supporting lefamulin and CONTEPO as promising first-in-class antibiotic treatments in the United States for key pathogens, including multi-drug resistant strains, for CABP and cUTI, respectively. To address the current rise of antibiotic resistance it is imperative that new classes of antibiotics with unique mechanisms of action continue to be developed to provide health care providers treatment options for patients with serious infections,” said Jennifer Schranz, M.D., Chief Medical Officer of Nabriva Therapeutics. “Following the positive results from our Phase 3 clinical trials of lefamulin and our Phase 2/3 clinical trial of CONTEPO, we believe that both lefamulin and CONTEPO have the potential to change the treatment paradigm of CABP and cUTIs, respectively, and we are on track to submit New Drug Applications (NDAs) to the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) in the fourth quarter of this year.”

Highlights of the data to be presented at ID Week include:


Thursday, October 4 at 11:20 AM PT
Presenter: Jennifer Schranz, MD
Session: 48. Late Breaker Oral Abstracts: HIV and Antibiotic Trials
Title: Oral Lefamulin Is Safe and Effective in the Treatment of Adults with Community-Acquired Bacterial Pneumonia (CABP): Results of Lefamulin Evaluation Against Pneumonia (LEAP 2) Study

Friday, October 5 at 12:30-1:45 PM PT
Presenter: Dr. Robert Flamm, PhD
Poster Session: 144. Novel Agents, #1365
Title: In Vitro Activity of Lefamulin (LEF) Against Bacterial Pathogens Causing Community-Acquired Bacterial Pneumonia (CABP): SENTRY Surveillance 2016 Results from Asia-Pacific (APAC) and Latin America (LA)

Presenter: Dr. Helio Sader, MD, PhD
Poster Session: 144. Novel Agents, #1353
Title: In Vitro Activity of Lefamulin (LEF) against Bacterial Pathogens Commonly Causing Community-Acquired Bacterial Pneumonia (CABP): 2016 SENTRY Data from the United States

Saturday, October 6 at 12:30-1:45 PM PT
Presenter: Matthew Helgeson, PharmD
Poster Session: 250. Treatment of AMR Infections, #2386
Title: Efficacy of Lefamulin (LEF) Versus (vs) Moxifloxacin (MOX) Against Common Pathogens in Adults with Community-Acquired Bacterial Pneumonia (CABP): Results from the Phase 3 Lefamulin Evaluation Against Pneumonia (LEAP 1) Study


Friday, October 5 at 12:30-1:45 PM PT
Presenter: Paul B. Eckburg, MD
Poster Session: 144. Novel Agents, #1367
Title: Clinical Cure in Secondary Efficacy Populations in Patients with Complicated Urinary Tract Infection Treated with ZTI-01 (fosfomycin for injection): Findings from the ZEUS Trial

The abstracts can be accessed through the ID Week website. Following the meeting, the posters will be available on the Nabriva website.

About Nabriva Therapeutics plc
Nabriva Therapeutics is a clinical-stage biopharmaceutical company engaged in the research and development of innovative anti-infective agents to treat serious infections. Nabriva Therapeutics has two product candidates that are in late stage development: lefamulin, under development to potentially be the first pleuromutilin antibiotic available for systemic administration in humans, and CONTEPO, a potential first-in-class in the United States, hospital-based intravenous, or IV, antibiotic. Nabriva Therapeutics is developing both IV and oral formulations of lefamulin for the treatment of community-acquired bacterial pneumonia, or CABP. Nabriva Therapeutics is developing CONTEPO IV for complicated urinary tract infections, or cUTI. Nabriva Therapeutics may potentially develop lefamulin and CONTEPO for additional indications. For more information, please visit

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Dave Garrett
Nabriva Therapeutics plc  

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Pure Communications