Cempra and Melinta Announce Merger to Form Leading, Vertically Integrated Commercial-Stage Anti-Infectives Company

Broad pipeline and resources provide multiple opportunities to drive long-term value creation

Merger lays strong foundation for launch of recently FDA-approved Baxdela™ (delafloxacin)

Management to host webcast and conference call today at 8:45 a.m. ET

Cempra, Inc. (Nasdaq:CEMP), a clinical-stage pharmaceutical company focused on developing differentiated anti-infectives for acute care and community settings to meet critical medical needs in the treatment of infectious diseases, and Melinta Therapeutics, a privately held company focused on discovering, developing, and commercializing novel antibiotics to treat serious bacterial infections, today announced that the companies have entered into a definitive agreement under which Melinta will merge with a subsidiary of Cempra. The merger is expected to create a NASDAQ-listed company committed to discovering, developing and commercializing important anti-infective therapies for patients and physicians in areas of significant unmet need.

Read the full press releaseCompany website