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Cempra Pharmaceuticals to Present at the Jefferies 2011 Global Healthcare Conference

Tuesday, May 31, 2011 General News J E 4
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CHAPEL HILL, N.C., May 31, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- Cempra Pharmaceuticals Inc. today announced that Prabhavathi Fernandes, president and chief executive officer, will present at the Jefferies 2011 Global Healthcare Conference at 1:30 p.m. EDT, June 6, 2011, at the Grand Hyatt in New York City.  Dr. Fernandes will provide an overview of the company's two leading antibiotic clinical programs, solithromycin for community-acquired bacterial pneumonia and TAKSTA™ for the oral treatment of gram positive pathogens including methicillin-resistant S. aureus (MRSA).

About Cempra Pharmaceuticals

Founded in 2006, Cempra Pharmaceuticals is a privately held, clinical-stage pharmaceutical company focused on developing antibacterials to address critical medical needs. Two lead products, both in late-stage clinical trials, address the urgent and increasing need for new treatments targeting drug-resistant bacterial infections in the hospital and in the community. Cempra is well-funded and is committed to developing commercially and medically differentiated and novel products that reduce development risk and provide a high financial return. The company is also utilizing its proprietary compound library and chemistry technology to develop novel macrolides without antibacterial activity for non-antibiotic uses such as COPD, chronic inflammatory and GI disorders. Additional information about Cempra can be found at www.cempra.com.

Media Contacts:Robert E. Flamm, Ph.D.Russo Partners LLC(212) 845-4226 Robert.flamm@russopartnersllc.com

Tony Russo, Ph.D.Russo Partners LLC(212) 845-4251Tony.russo@russopartnersllc.com

SOURCE Cempra Pharmaceuticals Inc.

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