SAN DIEGO, June 1, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- Optimer Pharmaceuticals, Inc. (Nasdaq: OPTR) today announced that the Company will present at the Jefferies 2011 Global Healthcare Conference on June 8, 2011 at 11:00 a.m. Eastern Time at The Grand Hyatt in New York City.
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 hospital specialty products that have a positive impact on society. Optimer has developed and plans to commercialize DIFICID™ (fidaxomicin) tablets, an FDA approved antibacterial drug for the treatment of adult patients with Clostridium difficile-associated diarrhea (CDAD). CDAD is associated with a bacterial infection that is estimated to affect 700,000 people each year in the U.S. alone, and has surpassed MRSA as the leading cause of healthcare-acquired infections in community hospitals. Optimer has filed a marketing authorization application with the European Medicines Agency for fidaxomicin. Optimer's clinical pipeline includes Pruvel™, a product in the fluoroquinolone
class of antibiotics that has completed Phase 3 trials as a treatment for infectious diarrhea. Additional information can be found at http://www.optimerpharma.com.
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