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Optimer Pharmaceuticals Announces Presentations of Additional Fidaxomicin Phase 3 Data at Upcoming ICAAC Annual Meeting
Date:9/2/2010

g Treatment for Clostridium difficile Infection (CDI)"Poster Presentation: Kate Mullane, M.D.

Tuesday, September 14, 2010 11:15 am - 1:15 pm Eastern Time

Presentation number: K-1695 in Exhibit Hall B1

"Comparative Susceptibilities of Fidaxomicin (OPT-80) of Isolates Collected at Baseline, Recurrence and Failure from Patients in a Phase III trial (004) of C difficile infection (CDI)"Poster Presentation: Ellie J. Goldstein, M.D.

Tuesday, September 14, 2010 11:15 am - 1:15 pm Eastern Time

Presentation number: K-1691 in Exhibit Hall B1

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 late-stage anti-infective product candidates under development. Fidaxomicin is a narrow spectrum antibiotic being developed for the treatment of Clostridium difficile infection (CDI).  In two Phase 3 trials completed by Optimer to study the safety and efficacy of fidaxomicin for the treatment of CDI, fidaxomicin was statistically superior to vancomycin in global cure rate (defined as cure with no recurrence within four weeks of completing therapy) as well as statistically superior in reducing recurrences of CDI by up to 50% when compared with vancomycin, the only FDA approved product for CDI. Pruvel™ is a prodrug in the fluoroquinolone class of antibiotics being developed as a treatment for infectious diarrhea.  Optimer has also successfully completed two Phase 3 trials with Pruvel.  Additional information can be found at http://www.optimerpharma.com.ContactsOptimer Pharmaceuticals, Inc.Christina Donaghy, Corporate Communications ManagerJohn D. Prunty, Chief
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