SAN DIEGO, April 29, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- Optimer Pharmaceuticals, Inc. (NASDAQ: OPTR) today announced that the Company will present at the following investor conferences:
- JMP Securities Tenth Annual Research Conference on Tuesday, May 10, 2011 at 2:30 p.m. Pacific Time at the Ritz-Carlton in San Francisco.
- Bank of America Merrill Lynch 2011 Health Care Conference on Thursday, May 12, 2011 at 9:50 a.m. Pacific Time at Encore at Wynn Las Vegas.
- UBS Global Specialty Pharmaceuticals Conference on Tuesday, May 24, 2011 at 12:00 p.m. British Summer Time at the UBS offices in London.
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 innovative hospital specialty products that have a positive impact on society. Optimer has two anti-infective product candidates in development, DIFICID™ (fidaxomicin) and Pruvel™ (prulifloxacin). DIFICID 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 Optimer's NDA for DIFICID, 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.
Optimer Pharmaceuticals, Inc.
Christina Donaghy, Corporate Communications Manager
John D. Prunty, Chief Financial Officer & VP Finance
Jason I. Spark, Senior Vice President
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