Melinta Therapeutics and The Medicines Company have entered into an agreement pursuant to which Melinta will acquire the infectious disease business from The Medicines Company. This includes three marketed products: recently approved and launched Vabomere (vaborbactam/meropenem), and established commercial products Orbactiv (oritavancin) and Minocin IV (minocycline).

Melinta believes that the acquisition will result in a focused portfolio of high-value marketed assets with significant commercial synergies, allowing Melinta to maximize the value associated with the marketed products and drive the company to profitability.

The acquisition also bolsters Melinta’s commercial team, which has been built out in preparation for the launch of Baxdela (delafloxacin), with experienced anti-infective professionals from The Medicines Company who can drive value across the combined portfolio.