Optimer Pharmaceuticals to Present at the 29th Annual J.P. Morgan Healthcare Conference

Dec 16, 2010, 08:00 ET from Optimer Pharmaceuticals, Inc.

SAN DIEGO, Dec. 16, 2010 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- Optimer Pharmaceuticals, Inc. (Nasdaq: OPTR) is scheduled to present at the 29th Annual J.P. Morgan Healthcare Conference at the Westin St. Francis Hotel in San Francisco on Wednesday, January 12, 2011. Pedro Lichtinger, Optimer's President and Chief Executive Officer, will present at 8:30 a.m. Pacific Time (11:30 a.m. Eastern Time).

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A live audio webcast of this presentation will be accessible on the Investors page of the Company's website at www.optimerpharma.com. Replays of this presentation 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 Company has submitted an NDA to the FDA, and filed a MAA with the EMA (Europe) 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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