AstraZeneca and Forest Laboratories to initiate phase III clinical trials for ceftazidime/avibactam to treat serious Gram-negative bacterial infections

Tuesday, 18 October 2011

AstraZeneca and Forest Laboratories, Inc. announced today that ceftazidime/avibactam (CAZ-AVI) will enter phase III trials to investigate efficacy in treating hospitalised patients with serious Gram-negative bacterial infections including Complicated Intra-Abdominal Infections (cIAI) and Complicated Urinary Tract Infections (cUTI). CAZ-AVI combines a broad-spectrum cephalosporin (ceftazidime) and a novel beta-lactamase inhibitor (avibactam, formerly NXL104) to overcome antibiotic-resistance and treat the increasing number of infections resistant to existing therapies.

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