Optimer Pharmaceuticals to Present at March 2011 Investor Conferences

Mar 01, 2011, 08:00 ET from Optimer Pharmaceuticals, Inc.

SAN DIEGO, March 1, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- Optimer Pharmaceuticals, Inc. (Nasdaq: OPTR) today announced that the Company will present at the following investor conferences:

  • Citi 2011 Global Health Care Conference on Thursday, March 3, 2011 at 10:00 a.m. Eastern Time at the Hilton New York Hotel in New York City.
  • Cowen and Company 31st Annual Health Care Conference on Monday, March 7, 2011 at 4:45 p.m. Eastern Time at The Boston Marriott Copley Place in Boston.

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Live audio webcasts of these presentations will be accessible on the Investors page of the Company's website at www.optimerpharma.com.  Replays of these presentations will be available at the same location for 30 days following the meeting.

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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