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Call to the Floor: Optimer Pharma

Wednesday, 6 Apr 2011 | 5:54 PM ET
Hospital Infection Breakthrough?
Optimer drug targets a bacterial infection commonly contracted in nursing homes and hospitals, with Pedro Lichtinger, Optimer Pharmaceuticals.

Could a drug to combat a deadly hospital-borne infection be the next big catalyst for biotech stocks?

That what some investors who are putting money to work in Optimer Pharmaceuticals are betting on.

Earlier in the week, a panel recommended approval of Optimer Pharmaceuticals' drug Dificid with an official decision from the FDA expected by May 30th.

So why did shares close lower on Wednesday? Don’t make a move until you check out our exclusive interview with Optimer CEO Pedro Lichtinger.

Watch the video now!




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