December 2, 2020
Business News

Arixa Pharmaceuticals Announces Acquisition by Pfizer’s Hospital Business

PALO ALTO, Calif.–()–Arixa Pharmaceuticals™, Inc., a company dedicated to developing next-generation oral antibiotics for drug-resistant Gram-negative infections today announced that Pfizer’s Hospital Business has agreed to acquire Arixa.

Arixa’s lead compound, ARX-1796, is an oral prodrug of avibactam, a beta lactamase inhibitor (BLI) that was FDA-approved in 2015 as part of Avycaz® (sold by Pfizer as Zaficefta® outside the United States), an intravenous-only combination with ceftazidime for the treatment of a number of indications caused by Gram-negative pathogens. Arixa Co-Founder and CSO Dr. Eric M. Gordon led a team to address the challenge of creating a viable prodrug of avibactam with…

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