SAN DIEGO, Nov. 02, 2016 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- Cidara Therapeutics, Inc. (Nasdaq:CDTX), a biotechnology company developing novel anti-infectives and immunotherapies to treat fungal and other infections, and Square 1 Bank, a division of Pacific Western Bank, announced they have entered into an agreement for a $20 million credit facility. Proceeds from the facility will provide working capital to support Cidara's CD101 and CD201 programs which are in development to treat serious fungal and multi-drug resistant bacterial infections. "The additional capital made available by this credit facility will provide Cidara with financial flexibility, additional operating capital, and funding to advance the development activities of our pipeline of drug candidates," said Jeff Stein, Ph.D., president and CEO of Cidara. "We appreciate the support of Square 1, and its confidence in our programs and the Cidara management team." Rilus Graham, senior vice president in Square 1's life sciences practice stated, "We are excited to be working with such a strong board and management team. Cidara's leadership has a proven record of accomplishment in the development and commercialization of anti-infectives. That experience will be invaluable as they strive to bring their current candidates to market and further expand and diversify their pipeline. Square 1 is pleased to be Cidara's financial services partner as the Company continues its efforts to provide innovative therapies that boost the standard of care and improve lives." About Cidara Therapeutics Cidara is a clinical-stage biotechnology company focused on developing new anti-infectives that have the potential to transform the standard of care and save or improve patients' lives. The company is currently advancing its novel echinocandin antifungal, CD101, through Phase 2 studies in two indications and developing CD201, its bispecific antimicrobial immunotherapy, for the treatment of multi-drug resistant bacterial infections. CD101 IV has enhanced potency and is the only once-weekly therapy intended for the treatment and prevention of invasive fungal infections. CD101 topical is the first and only agent of its class being studied for the treatment and prevention of vulvovaginal candidiasis (VVC), a prevalent mucosal infection. CD201 is the first drug candidate selected from Cidara's novel Cloudbreak™ platform, the first immunotherapy discovery platform designed specifically to create compounds that direct a patient's immune cells to attack and eliminate bacterial, fungal or viral pathogens. Cidara is headquartered in San Diego, California. For more information, please visit www.cidara.com. About Square 1 Bank Square 1 Bank is a division of Pacific Western Bank, a Los Angeles-based commercial bank with over $21 billion in assets. A full service financial services partner to entrepreneurs and their investors, Square 1 provides clients flexible resources and attentive service to help their companies grow. Square 1 offers a broad range of venture debt, treasury and cash management solutions through offices in top innovation centers: Atlanta, Austin, the Bay Area, Boston, Chicago, Denver, Durham, Los Angeles, Minneapolis, New York, San Diego, Seattle and Washington, DC. Pacific Western Bank is a wholly-owned subsidiary of PacWest Bancorp (NASDAQ:PACW). For more information, visit www.square1bank.com. Forward-Looking Statements Statements contained in this press release regarding matters that are not historical facts are "forward-looking statements" within the meaning of the Private Securities Litigation Reform Act of 1995. Because such statements are subject to risks and uncertainties, actual results may differ materially from those expressed or implied by such forward-looking statements. Such statements include, but are not limited to, statements regarding the development and potential commercialization of Cidara's drug candidates, as well as the diversification of Cidara's pipeline of drug candidates. Risks that contribute to the uncertain nature of the forward-looking statements include: the success and timing of Cidara's preclinical studies and clinical trials; regulatory developments in the United States and foreign countries; changes in Cidara's plans to develop and commercialize its product candidates; Cidara's ability to obtain additional financing; Cidara's ability to obtain and maintain intellectual property protection for its product candidates; and the loss of key scientific or management personnel. These and other risks and uncertainties are described more fully in Cidara's filings with the United States Securities and Exchange Commission. All forward-looking statements contained in this press release speak only as of the date on which they were made. Cidara undertakes no obligation to update such statements to reflect events that occur or circumstances that exist after the date on which they were made.
CONTACTS FOR CIDARAInvestors: Robert H. UhlWestwicke Partners, LLCManaging Director(858) email@example.comMedia: Mike BeyerSam Brown Inc.(312) firstname.lastname@example.orgCONTACTS FOR SQUARE 1 BANK (a division of Pacific Western Bank)Media:Dee McDougal919.email@example.com