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Paratek Pharmaceuticals to Present at Upcoming Banking Conferences

BOSTON, June 17, 2015 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- Paratek Pharmaceuticals, Inc. (Nasdaq:PRTK), a biopharmaceutical company focused on the development and commercialization of innovative therapies based upon tetracycline chemistry, today announced its participation in two upcoming financial conferences in June and July.

  • The JMP Securities Life Sciences Conference at the St. Regis New York on June 23 and June 24. To access the live presentation via the web, please go to http://wsw.com/webcast/jmp27/prtk.
  • Cantor Fitzgerald's Inaugural Healthcare Conference at Le Parker Meridien Hotel on July 8. To access the live presentation via the web, please go to http://wsw.com/webcast/cantor2/prtk.

Please connect to the web site at least 15 minutes prior to the live presentation to ensure adequate time for any software downloads that may be necessary to listen to the webcast. A replay of the webcast can be accessed for a minimum of 30 days and will be available approximately 24 hours after the live presentation.

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 an aminomethylcycline, derived from tetracyclines.

Omadacycline is a new once-daily oral and intravenous, broad-spectrum antibiotic being developed for use as empiric monotherapy for patients suffering from serious community-acquired bacterial infections, such as acute bacterial skin and skin structure infections (ABSSSI), community acquired bacterial pneumonia (CABP), urinary tract infections (UTI), and other community-acquired bacterial infections, particularly when antibiotic resistance is of concern to prescribing physicians.

Paratek's second product candidate, sarecycline, also known as WC 3035, is a new once-daily oral 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 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 for the treatment of acne in the United States. A Phase 3 program was initiated by Actavis in December 2014 for sarecycline for the treatment of moderate to severe inflammatory acne.

Forward Looking Statements

This press release contains forward-looking statements. All statements, other than statements of historical facts, included in this press release are forward-looking statements, and are identified by words such as "advancing," "believe," "expect," "well positioned," "look forward," "anticipated," "continued," and other words and terms of similar meaning. These forward-looking statements are based upon our current expectations and involve substantial risks and uncertainties. We 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. Our actual results and the timing of events could differ materially from those included in such forward-looking statements as a result of these risks and uncertainties, which include, without limitation, risks related to (i) our need for substantial additional funding to complete the development and commercialization of our product candidates, (ii) our ability to raise the capital to do so, (iii) our ability to develop our drug candidates for potential commercialization, , (iv) the advancement of omadacycline Phase 3 trials for ASSBI, (v) the timing of the commencement of omadacycline Phase 3 trials (vi) 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, (vii) the potential of omadacycline to become the primary antibiotic choice of physicians for the treatment of serious community-acquired bacterial infections, (viii) the potential use and effectiveness of sarecycline for the treatment of acne and rosacea in the community setting, and (ix) the timing of the commencement of a Phase 3 program in moderate-severe acne for sarecycline, risks that data to date and trends may not be predictive of future results, risks related to the conduct of our clinical trials, and risks that our clinical trials and product candidates do not receive regulatory approval. These and other risk factors are discussed under "Risk Factors" and elsewhere in our Quarterly Report on Form 10-Q for the quarter ended March 31, 2015, and our other filings with the Securities and Exchange Commission. We expressly disclaim any obligation or undertaking to update or revise any forward-looking statements contained herein.

CONTACT: Media Relations: Michael Lampe (484) 575-5040 michael@michaellampeconsulting.com Investor Relations: Hans Vitzthum LifeSci Advisors, LLC. 212-915-2568Source:Paratek Pharmaceuticals