Cubist gets Dificid, tedizolid in deal for Optimer, Trius

With the deal for Optimer (OPTR), Cubist (CBST) gets the antibacterial drug Dificid, which it has co-promoted with OPTR since 2011. CEO Michael Bonney notes that the co-promotion experience combined with CBST's "outstanding hospital-based commercial infrastructure," should allow for the maximization of the drug's potential.

Previously, some worried disappointing Q1 Dificid sales ($16.8M versus estimates of ~$20M) would make OPTR less attractive as a takeout target.

In the Trius (TSRX) deal, CBST gets the antibiotic tedizolid phosphate (developed with Bayer outside the U.S.), a phase IV treatment for Gram-positive infections.

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  • whosez
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    Well, it sure seems like TSRX is letting the company go far too cheaply to me. Shareholders would have done much better if TSRX had gone ahead on its own.
    30 Jul 2013, 07:19 PM Reply Like
  • Rhinoish
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    Great for Cubist. Long both $CBST and $TSRX and very happy today.
    30 Jul 2013, 08:29 PM Reply Like
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