CHAPEL HILL, N.C., Dec. 2, 2013 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- Cempra, Inc. (Nasdaq:CEMP) today announced that Prabhavathi Fernandes, Ph.D., chief executive officer of Cempra, will present at the Piper Jaffray 25th Annual Healthcare Conference at 2:30 p.m. EST, Wednesday, Dec. 4, at The New York Palace Hotel, and at the Oppenheimer 24th Annual Healthcare Conference at 3:55 p.m. EST, Wednesday, Dec. 11, at The Crowne Plaza Hotel in New York City. Dr. Fernandes will discuss the company's two differentiated antibiotics, solithromycin (CEM-101) for community-acquired bacterial pneumonia and TAKSTA (CEM-102 or fusidic acid) for the chronic, oral treatment of Gram-positive pathogens including methicillin-resistant S. aureus (MRSA) in prosthetic joint infections.
About Cempra, Inc.
Founded in 2006, Cempra, Inc. is a late clinical-stage pharmaceutical company focused on developing antibiotics to treat critical bacterial infections in patients in both acute and primary care settings. Cempra's two lead product candidates are currently in advanced clinical development. Solithromycin (CEM-101) is in two Phase 3 clinical trial for community-acquired bacterial pneumonia (CABP) and is licensed to strategic commercial partner Toyama Chemical Co., Ltd., a subsidiary of FUJIFILM Holdings Corporation, for certain exclusive rights in Japan. TAKSTA™ (CEM-102) is Cempra's second product candidate currently in a Phase 2 clinical trial for prosthetic joint infections. TAKSTA was recently granted orphan drug designation for this indication. Both product candidates seek to address the need for new treatments targeting drug-resistant bacterial infections in the hospital and in the community. The company also intends to use its series of proprietary lead compounds from its novel macrolide library for uses such as the treatment of chronic inflammatory diseases, endocrine diseases and gastric motility disorders. Additional information about Cempra can be found at www.cempra.com.
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