Optimer Pharmaceuticals to Present at the Canaccord Genuity 32nd Annual Growth Conference

SAN DIEGO, Aug. 8, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- Optimer Pharmaceuticals, Inc. (NASDAQ: OPTR) today announced that the Company will present at the Canaccord Genuity 32nd Annual Growth Conference on Tuesday, August 14 at 10:30 a.m. Eastern Time in Boston, MA., and provide a business overview and update.

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A live audio webcast of the presentation will be accessible on the Investors page of the Company's website at www.optimerpharma.com.  Replays of the presentation will be available at the same location for 90 days following the presentation.

About Optimer Pharmaceuticals

Optimer Pharmaceuticals, Inc. is a global biopharmaceutical company focused on developing and commercializing innovative hospital specialty products that have a positive impact on society. Optimer developed DIFICID® (fidaxomicin) tablets, an FDA-approved macrolide antibacterial drug for the treatment of Clostridium difficile-associated diarrhea (CDAD) in adults 18 years of age and older and is commercializing DIFICID in the US and Canada. Optimer also received marketing authorization for fidaxomicin tablets in the European Union where its partner, Astellas Pharma Europe, is commercializing fidaxomicin under the trade name DIFICLIR™. The company is exploring marketing authorization in other parts of the world where C. difficile has emerged as a serious health problem, including Asia. Additional information can be found at http://www.optimerpharma.com.

Contacts

Optimer Pharmaceuticals, Inc.
David Walsey, VP of Investor Relations and Corporate Communications
(858) 964-3418

Canale Communications
Jason I. Spark, Senior Vice President
619-849-6005
[email protected]

SOURCE Optimer Pharmaceuticals, Inc.

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