Optimer Pharmaceuticals to Present at the 28th Annual J.P. Morgan Healthcare Conference

Thursday, December 17, 2009 Education News
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SAN DIEGO, Dec. 16 Optimer Pharmaceuticals, Inc. (Nasdaq: OPTR) is scheduled to present at the 28th Annual J.P. Morgan Healthcare Conference at the Westin St. Francis Hotel in San Francisco on Wednesday, January 13, 2010. Michael N. Chang, Optimer's President and Chief Executive Officer, will present at 2:30 p.m. Pacific Time (5:30 p.m. Eastern Time).

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A live audio webcast of this presentation will be accessible on the Investors page of the Company's website at www.optimerpharma.com. Replays of this presentation 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. Pruvel(TM) (prulifloxacin) is an antibiotic which has completed two Phase 3 clinical trials for the treatment of infectious diarrhea in travelers. Additional information can be found at http://www.optimerpharma.com.

Contacts Optimer Pharmaceuticals, Inc. Christina Donaghy, Corporate Communications Manager John D. Prunty, Chief Financial Officer & VP Finance 858-909-0736 Porter Novelli Life Sciences Jason I. Spark, Vice President 619-849-6005

SOURCE Optimer Pharmaceuticals, Inc.


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