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December 20, 2012 at 08:00 AM EST
Optimer Pharmaceuticals to Present at the 31st Annual J.P. Morgan Healthcare Conference

JERSEY CITY, N.J., Dec. 20, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- Optimer Pharmaceuticals, Inc. (NASDAQ: OPTR) today announced that the Company will present at the 31st Annual J.P. Morgan Healthcare conference on Tuesday, January 8, 2013 at 8:00 AM Pacific Time and provide a business overview and update.

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 30 days following the conference.

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

SOURCE Optimer Pharmaceuticals, Inc.

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