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Basilea Pharmaceutica Ltd. is headquartered in Basel, Switzerland, and listed on the SIX Swiss Exchange (SIX: BSLN). Through its fully integrated research and development operations the company focuses on the development of innovative antibiotics, antifungals and oncology drugs, targeting the medical challenge of resistance and non-response to current treatment options.

 
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Thursday, January 22. 2015
 
Basel, Switzerland, January 22, 2015 - Basilea Pharmaceutica Ltd. (SIX: BSLN) today announced that the U.S. Food and Drug Administration's (FDA) Anti-Infective Drugs Advisory Committee voted unanimously to recommend approval of the investigational once-daily intravenous and oral antifungal isavuconazole, the active moiety of the prodrug isavuconazonium sulfate, for the treatment of invasive aspergillosis, and eight to two with one abstention to recommend approval for the treatment of invasive mucormycosis (also known as zygomycosis), life-threatening fungal infections predominantly occurring in immunocompromised patients. Basilea's partner Astellas presented the data to the FDA and, if approved, intends to market the drug as Cresemba® in the United States.
 
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Monday, December 22. 2014
 
Basel, Switzerland, December 22, 2014 - Basilea Pharmaceutica Ltd. (SIX: BSLN) reports that the Swiss regulatory authority Swissmedic has approved the antibiotic Zevtera® (ceftobiprole medocaril) for the treatment in adults of community-acquired pneumonia (CAP) and hospital-acquired pneumonia (HAP), excluding ventilator-associated pneumonia (VAP). The license will be issued by Swissmedic following formal publication of the Product Information. Ceftobiprole for the treatment of pneumonia has already been approved in twelve other European countries.1
 
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Friday, December 05. 2014
 
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Friday, November 21. 2014
 
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.
 
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