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Optimer Pharmaceuticals Announces Presentations of Additional Phase 3 Fidaxomicin and Prulifloxacin Data at Upcoming ICAAC Annual Meeting

SAN DIEGO, Sept. 2 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- Results from studies related to Optimer Pharmaceuticals, Inc.'s (Nasdaq: OPTR) lead developmental product candidates will be presented at the 49th Annual Interscience Conference on Antimicrobial Agents and Chemotherapy (ICAAC) to be held at The Moscone Center in San Francisco on September 12-15, 2009.


    Fidaxomicin abstracts and speakers include:

    "Low Recurrence Rate among Patients with C. difficile Infection (CDI)
    Treated with Fidaxomicin (FDX)"
    Poster Presentation: Yoav Golan, M.D., M.S.
    Monday, September 14, 2009 11:15am-1:15pm Pacific Time
    Presentation number: L1-1639 in Hall B

    "Restriction Endonuclease Analysis (REA) Typing of Clostridium difficile
    in a Phase 3 Treatment Trial of Fidaxomicin vs Vancomycin: Decreased Cure
    Rate for Epidemic BI/NAP1/027 Strain"
    Poster Presentation: Dale N. Gerding, M.D.
    Monday, September 14, 2009 11:15am-1:15pm Pacific Time
    Presentation number: L1-1642 in Hall B

    "Comparative Fidaxomicin Susceptibilities of Isolates Collected at
    Baseline, Failure, and Recurrence from Patients in a Phase III Trial of
    Clostridium difficile Infection (CDI)"
    Poster Presentation: Ellie J. Goldstein, M.D.
    Monday, September 14, 2009 11:15am-1:15pm Pacific Time
    Presentation number: L1-1641 in Hall B

    "Safety of Fidaxomicin Versus Vancomycin in Treatment of Clostridium
    difficile Infection"
    Poster Presentation: Sherwood L. Gorbach, M.D.
    Monday, September 14, 2009 11:15am-1:15pm Pacific Time
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