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Optimer Pharmaceuticals to Present at June 2009 Investor Conferences

SAN DIEGO, June 4 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- Optimer Pharmaceuticals, Inc. (Nasdaq: OPTR) today announced that the Company will present at the following investor conferences:

  • 8th Annual Needham Life Sciences Conference on Wednesday, June 10, 2009 at 9:00 a.m. Eastern Time at the New York Palace Hotel in New York City.
  • Jefferies' 3rd Annual Healthcare Conference on Thursday, June 18, 2009 at 1:30 p.m. Eastern Time at the Mandarin Oriental Hotel in New York City.
  • Piper Jaffray Europe Conference on Tuesday, June 23, 2009 at 3:00 p.m. British Summer Time (8:00 a.m. Eastern Time) at the ANdAZ Hotel in London.


Live audio webcasts of these presentations will be accessible on the Company's website at, under the investors section. 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 anti-infective products to treat serious infections and address unmet medical needs. Optimer has two late-stage anti-infective product candidates under development. Fidaxomicin, formerly known as OPT-80, is the only antibiotic therapy currently in Phase 3 worldwide clinical development for Clostridium difficile infection. Prulifloxacin is an antibiotic which has completed two Phase 3 clinical trials for the treatment of travelers' diarrhea, a form of infectious diarrhea. Additional information can be found at


    Optimer Pharmaceuticals, Inc.
    Christina Donaghy, Corporate Communications Manager
    John D. Prunty, Chief Financial Officer & VP Finance

    Porter Novelli Life Sciences
    Jason I. Spark, Vice President

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