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Basilea reports that U.S. FDA sets date of Advisory Committee meeting on isavuconazole NDA for the treatment of invasive aspergillosis and mucormycosis

BASEL, Switzerland, Nov. 21, 2014 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- Basel, Switzerland, November 21, 2014 - Basilea Pharmaceutica Ltd. (SIX: BSLN) reports today that the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) announced a public meeting of the Anti-Infective Drugs Advisory Committee to discuss the New Drug Application (NDA) for the investigational antifungal isavuconazole, which was submitted by a subsidiary of Basilea's licensing partner Astellas Pharma Inc. The meeting is scheduled for Thursday, January 22, 2015.

The meeting notification was published in the U.S. Federal Register today and can be accessed via http://www.fda.gov/RegulatoryInformation/Dockets/FR/default.htm.

About Basilea

Basilea Pharmaceutica Ltd. is a biopharmaceutical company developing products that address increasing resistance and non-response to current treatment options in the therapeutic areas of bacterial infections, fungal infections and cancer. The company uses the integrated research, development and commercial operations of its Swiss subsidiary Basilea Pharmaceutica International Ltd. to develop and commercialize innovative pharmaceutical products to meet the significant medical needs of patients with serious and potentially life-threatening conditions. Basilea Pharmaceutica Ltd. is headquartered in Basel, Switzerland and listed on the SIX Swiss Exchange (SIX: BSLN). Additional information can be found at Basilea's website www.basilea.com.

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Source:Basilea Pharmaceutica Ltd.