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Optimer Pharmaceuticals to Present at September 2010 Investor Conferences
Date:9/1/2010

SAN DIEGO, Sept. 1 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- Optimer Pharmaceuticals, Inc. (Nasdaq: OPTR) today announced that the Company will present at the following investor conferences:

  • Robert W. Baird 2010 Health Care Conference on Tuesday, September 14, 2010 at 8:30 a.m. Eastern Time at The St. Regis Hotel in New York City.
  • UBS Global Life Sciences Conference 2010 on Tuesday, September 21, 2010 at 10:00 a.m. Eastern Time at the Grand Hyatt New York in New York City.
  • 5th Annual JMP Securities Healthcare Conference on Monday, September 27, 2010 at 9:00 a.m. Eastern Time at The New York Palace in New York City.

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    Live audio webcasts of these presentations will be accessible on the Company's website at www.optimerpharma.com, under the investors section.  Replays of these presentations will be available at the same location for 30 days after the presentations.

    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) and reduced 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 Financial Officer & VP Finance858-909-0736Canale Communications, Inc.Jason I. Spark, Senior Vice President619-849-6005
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