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Paratek Pharmaceuticals to Present at the Leerink Global Healthcare Conference

Globe Newswire

BOSTON, Feb. 10, 2015 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- Paratek Pharmaceuticals, Inc. (Nasdaq:PRTK), a clinical late stage biopharmaceutical company developing and commercializing novel tetracycline based antibiotics to treat serious infections where resistance is of concern, today announced that Evan Loh M.D, President and Chief Medical Officer will present at the 2015 Leerink Global Healthcare Conference on Thursday, February 12 at 8:30 a.m. Eastern Time at the Waldorf Astoria Hotel in New York City.

Audio and transcript will be available on the company's website at

About Paratek

Paratek Pharmaceuticals, Inc. is a biopharmaceutical company focused on the development and commercialization of innovative therapies based upon its expertise in novel tetracycline chemistry. Paratek's lead product candidate, omadacycline, is a new tetracycline-derived, broad-spectrum antibiotic being developed in both oral tablet and intravenous formulations for use as a first-line monotherapy antibiotic for ABSSSI, CABP, UTI and other serious community-acquired bacterial infections, particularly when antibiotic resistance is of concern to prescribing physicians. Omadacycline has received Qualified Infectious Disease Product (QIDP) designation by the U.S. Food and Drug Administration for both the oral and intravenous formulations in all three of these infectious disease categories. Paratek has Special Protocol Assessment agreements with the FDA for the phase 3 trials planned in ABSSSI and CABP.

Paratek's second product candidate, sarecycline (WC 3035), is a new tetracycline-derived compound, designed to provide both a narrow-spectrum of antibiotic activity and favorable tolerability profile, for the treatment of acne and rosacea in the community setting. Paratek has licensed rights to sarecycline (WC 3035) for the treatment of acne in the United States to a subsidiary of Actavis (formerly Warner Chilcott), while retaining rights in the rest of the world. Actavis is responsible for the clinical development of sarecycline (WC 3035) for the treatment of acne in the United States. A phase 3 program in moderate to severe acne is expected to be initiated in 2014 for WC 3035.

Note Regarding Forward-Looking Statements

This press release contains forward-looking statements that involve substantial risks and uncertainties. All statements, other than statements of historical facts, included in this press release regarding our strategy, future operations, future financial position, future revenue, projected expenses, prospects, plans and objectives, intentions, beliefs and expectations of management are forward-looking statements. These forward-looking statements may be accompanied by such words as "anticipate," "believe," "could," "estimate," "expect," "forecast," "intend," "may," "plan," "potential," "project," "target," "will" and other words and terms of similar meaning. Examples of such statements include, but are not limited to, statements relating to Paratek's ability to develop its drug candidates for potential commercialization, the timing of the commencement of omadacycline phase 3 trials for ABSSSI and CABP, the potential for omadacycline to be successfully developed for use as a first-line empiric monotherapy for patients suffering from serious community-acquired bacterial infections, the potential of omadacycline to become the primary antibiotic choice of physicians for the treatment of serious community-acquired bacterial infections, including ABSSSI, CABP and UTI, the potential use and effectiveness of WC 3035 (sarecycline) for the treatment of acne and rosacea in the community setting, the timing of the commencement of a phase 3 program in moderate-severe acne for WC 3035, and the value that the new member of senior management is expected to bring to Paratek. Paratek may not actually achieve the plans, carry out the intentions or meet the expectations or projections disclosed in our forward-looking statements and you should not place undue reliance on these forward-looking statements. Actual results or events could differ materially from the plans, intentions, expectations and projections disclosed in the forward-looking statements. Various important factors could cause actual results or events to differ materially from the forward-looking statements that Paratek makes, including the risks that Paratek's planned clinical trials may be prolonged or delayed requiring Paratek to incur additional costs; that Paratek's planned clinical trials may not satisfy the requirements of the FDA or non-U.S. regulatory authorities; that Paratek's product candidates may have undesirable side effects which may delay or prevent marketing approval; that, even if approved by the FDA or non-U.S. regulatory authorities, Paratek's product candidates may not achieve broad market acceptance; and the risks described in the "Risk Factors" sections of the Registration Statement on Form S-4 (file no. 333-298464) and of Paratek's periodic reports filed with the SEC. Paratek does not assume any obligation to update any forward-looking statements, except as required by law. 

CONTACT: Paratek Pharmaceuticals, Inc. Evan Loh President and Chief Medical Officer (617) 275-0040 x223 Investor Relations: Hans Vitzthum LifeSci Advisors, LLC. 212-915-2568 hans@lifesciadvisors.comSource:Paratek Pharmaceuticals