Optimer Pharmaceuticals to Host Conference Call and Webcast to Discuss Fourth Quarter and Full Year 2010 Financial Results

Mar 03, 2011, 08:00 ET from Optimer Pharmaceuticals, Inc.

SAN DIEGO, March 3, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- Optimer Pharmaceuticals, Inc. (Nasdaq: OPTR) today announced it expects to report fourth quarter and full year 2010 financial results after the NASDAQ Global Market closes on Thursday, March 10, 2011.  The Company also expects to host a conference call that day at 4:30 p.m. Eastern Time (1:30 p.m. Pacific Time) to discuss the financial results and highlights for the fourth quarter and full year 2010, as well as provide a corporate update.

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The conference call may be accessed by dialing (877) 280-7280 for domestic callers and (678) 825-8232 for international callers. Please specify to the operator that you would like to join "Optimer's Financial Results Call."  The conference call will be webcast live under the Investors section of Optimer's website at www.optimerpharma.com, where it will be archived for 30 days following the call.  Please connect to Optimer's website several minutes prior to the start of the broadcast to ensure adequate time for any software download that may be necessary.  

About Optimer Pharmaceuticals

Optimer Pharmaceuticals, Inc. is a biopharmaceutical company focused on discovering, developing and commercializing hospital specialty products to treat serious infections and address unmet medical needs. Optimer has two anti-infective product candidates in development, fidaxomicin and Pruvel™ (prulifloxacin). Fidaxomicin is a narrow spectrum antibiotic being developed for the treatment of Clostridium difficile infection (CDI). The FDA granted the Company's request for six-month Priority Review of fidaxomicin, and has assigned a Prescription Drug User Fee Act (PDUFA) goal date of May 30, 2011. The Company also filed a MAA with the European Medicines Agency (EMA) for fidaxomicin. Pruvel™ is a prodrug in the fluoroquinolone class of antibiotics being developed as a treatment for infectious diarrhea. Additional information can be found at http://www.optimerpharma.com.

Contacts

Optimer Pharmaceuticals, Inc.

Christina Donaghy, Corporate Communications Manager

John D. Prunty, Chief Financial Officer & VP Finance

858-909-0736

Canale Communications

Jason I. Spark, Senior Vice President

619-849-6005

SOURCE Optimer Pharmaceuticals, Inc.



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