Cempra, Inc. to Present at JMP Securities Healthcare Conference

CHAPEL HILL, N.C., June 17, 2014 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- Cempra, Inc. (Nasdaq:CEMP) today announced that Prabhavathi Fernandes, Ph.D., chief executive officer of Cempra, will present at the JMP Securities Healthcare Conference at 10:30 a.m. EDT, Tuesday, June 24, at The Westin New York Grand Central in New York City. Dr. Fernandes will discuss the company's two differentiated antibiotics, solithromycin (CEM-101) for community-acquired bacterial pneumonia and gonorrhea and Taksta™ (CEM-102 or fusidic acid) for oral treatment of chronic staphyloccoal infection including methicillin-resistant S. aureus (MRSA) in prosthetic joint infections.

About Cempra, Inc.

Founded in 2006, Cempra, Inc. is a clinical-stage pharmaceutical company focused on developing antibiotics to meet critical medical needs in the treatment of bacterial infectious diseases. Cempra's two lead product candidates are currently in advanced clinical development. Solithromycin (CEM-101) is in Phase 3 clinical development 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, which is currently in a Phase 2 clinical trial for prosthetic joint infections. Both 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.

CONTACT: Investor and Media Contacts: Robert E. Flamm, Ph.D. Russo Partners, LLC (212) 845-4226 Robert.flamm@russopartnersllc.com Andreas Marathovouniotis Russo Partners, LLC (212) 845-4235 Andreas.marathis@russopartnersllc.comSource:Cempra, Inc.

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