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Optimer Pharmaceuticals Announces Key Additions to Management Team
Date:1/10/2011

or F. Hoffmann-La Roche, Inc., closing a variety of transactions in hematology, oncology and virology and negotiating Roche's global co-development/co-promotion agreement in a transaction with GlaxoSmithKline to commercialize ibandronate in osteoporosis. Dr. Womelsdorf received his Ph.D. in physical chemistry from Stevens Institute of Technology and holds an M.B.A. from Columbia University.

About Optimer PharmaceuticalsOptimer 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 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.

Forward-Looking StatementsStatements included in this press release that are not a description of historical facts are forward-looking statements, including without limitation all statements related to the potential approval and commercial launch of fidaxomicin, Optimer's establishment of a commercial organization and the future roles and contributions of  Dr. Amper, Hemal Shah, and Dr. Womelsdorf at Optimer. Words such as "believes," "anticipates," "plans," "expects," "intend," "will," "goal" and similar expressions are intended to identify forward-looking statements. The inclusion of forward-looking statements should not be regarded as a representation by Optimer that any of its plans will be achieved.
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