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Optimer Pharmaceuticals and Clinical Investigators to Present Data at Upcoming Medical Meetings
Date:4/28/2011

SAN DIEGO, April 28, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- Optimer Pharmaceuticals, Inc. (NASDAQ: OPTR) announced that additional data from the DIFICID™ Phase 3 trials will be presented at the following medical meetings:Digestive Disease Week (DDW), McCormick Place, Chicago, ILMay 7-10, 2011Poster Presentation Information:Title:

Risk of Recurrence and Time to Recurrence Following Treatment of Clostridium difficile Infection: Patient Characteristics and the Differential Effect of Fidaxomicin vs. VancomycinPresenter:

Kathleen M. Mullane, D.O.Date:

Saturday, May 7, 2011 Time:

12:00 p.m. to 2:00 p.m. Central TimeLocation:

Poster Session Hall A (MCP)Session:

Intestinal Disorders: Prebiotics, Probiotics and PathogensProgram #:

Sa1981Poster Presentation Information:Title:

High Fecal and Low Plasma Levels of Fidaxomicin and Metabolite OP-1118 inPatients with C. difficile infection:  Combined Results of Two Phase 3 TrialsPresenter:

Pamela S. Sears, Ph.D. Date:

Monday, May 9, 2011 Time:

12:00 p.m. to 2:00 p.m. Central TimeLocation:

Poster Session Hall A (MCP)Session:

Randomized Controlled Clinical TrialsProgram #:

Mo1160European Congress of Clinical Microbiology and Infectious Diseases and International Congress of Chemotherapy, Milano Convention Center, Milan, ItalyMay 7-10, 2011 Oral Presentation Information:Title:

Immunosuppression and the Risk of Death, Cure Rates and Disease RecurrenceAmong Patients with Clostridium difficile InfectionPresenter:

Yoav Golan, M.D., M.S.Date:

Tuesday, May 10, 2011 Time:

10:36 a.m. to 10:48 a.m. Central European TimeLocation:

Lecture Hall Brown 1Oral Session:

C. difficile NewsPresentation #:

O504Poster Presentation Information:Title:

Clostridium difficile Recurrence, Alcohol Consumption, and the Effect of Fidaxomicin vs. VancomycinPresenter:

Yoav Golan, M.D., M.S.Date:

Tuesday, May 10, 2011Time:

12:30 p.m. to 1:30 p.m. Central European TimeLocation:

Poster Area Hall 5Poster Topic 99:

Clostridium difficilePoster ID#:

P19682011 Annual Scientific Meeting of the American Geriatrics Society (AGS), The Gaylord National Hotel, National Harbor, MarylandMay 11-14, 2011Poster Presentation Information: Title:

Effect of Advancing Age on Outcomes of Therapy for Clostridium difficile InfectionPresenter:

Thomas J. Louie, M.D.Date:

Thursday, May 12, 2011 Time:

4:30 p.m. to 6:00 p.m. Eastern TimeSession:

Presidential Poster Session BLocation:

Exhibit HallPoster ID#:

B126About Optimer PharmaceuticalsOptimer 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 DIFICID. 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.  

ContactsOptimer 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


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