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Orchid Enters into Strategic Partnership with Allecra Therapeutics
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Orchid Enters into Strategic Partnership with Allecra Therapeutics

Orchid Enters into Strategic Partnership with Allecra Therapeutics
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Orchid Enters into Strategic Partnership with Allecra Therapeutics

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Chennai-based global pharma major,Orchid Pharma announced that it has entered into a strategic partnership with Europe-based venture capital funded Allecra Therapeutics to develop novel antibiotics to combat multi-drug resistant bacterial infections. As part of its investment into Allecra, Orchid has assigned to Allecra IP (Intellectual Property) related to an antibiotic discovery program which will then be pursued through further trials by Allecra.

Under the terms of the Agreement, together with shareholding, Orchid will also be paid an upfront sum and is eligible to receive further royalties and exit bonuses based on Allecra’s progress.
 
Allecra's €15 million Series A financing round was co-led by Edmond de Rothschild Investment Partners and Forbion Capital Partners. EMBL Ventures also participated.

Bacterial resistance to current antibiotics is widespread and growing exponentially leading to increased urgency to combat what has been called the "epidemic of antibiotic-resistance." Allecra will aim to contribute to this cause by developing new treatments which overcome emerging bacterial resistance mechanisms, thereby saving lives of patients whose infections may otherwise be inadequately treated.

Commenting on this partnership,Orchid's Chairman & Managing Director Mr K Raghavendra Rao said, "We have always believed in building collaborative business models to achieving our vision. This strategic partnership with Allecra is yet another demonstration of how we can create value by harnessing the relative strengths of each company".

Nicholas Benedict, Allecra's CEO said, "To combat the increasing threat of bacterial resistance the medical community is trying to conserve the use of currently available antibiotics. At the same time, the biopharmaceutical industry is working to find new antibiotics. These objectives are complimentary activities in the increasingly urgent battle against bacterial resistance. Allecra has been formed in order to find new cures for some of the most widespread and hardest to treat resistant infections."

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