With DIFICID, we bring a new perspective to how CDAD is treated in the United States
and abroad. To leverage this opportunity and accelerate market penetration we will be focusing our efforts on expanding our label with new indications that we believe hold significant incremental market potential," continued Mr. Lichtinger
In 2012, Optimer plans to pursue, subject to FDA discussion and review, important new areas where it sees opportunities to expand the DIFICID label, seeking new indications to optimize its commercial potential. The potential for prophylactic use of DIFICID represents an opportunity for significant incremental market expansion. Optimer intends to evaluate prophylactic use of DIFICID in patients undergoing bone marrow transplantation, who are generally at risk for CDAD and where CDAD has a significant impact on the patient and the disease associated cost burden. Additionally, Optimer believes there are a range of patient subpopulations with CDAD, such as other transplant patients and certain sub-populations of cancer patients, where CDAD is associated with a significant impact on the patient and disease associated cost burden.