CHAPEL HILL, N.C., March 29, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- Cempra, Inc. (Nasdaq: CEMP) today announced that Prabhavathi Fernandes, Ph.D., president and chief executive officer, will present at the Needham 11th Annual Health Care Conference at 10:40 a.m. EDT, Apr.4, 2012, at the Palace Hotel in New York. Dr. Fernandes will provide an overview of the company's two leading antibiotic clinical programs, solithromycin (CEM-101) for community-acquired bacterial pneumonia and TAKSTA ™ for the chronic, oral treatment of gram positive pathogens includingmethicillin-resistant S. aureus (MRSA) in prosthetic joint infections. The presentation will be webcast live under the events section of Cempra's website at www.cempra.com and will be archived there following the presentation for 90 days. Please connect to Cempra's website several minutes prior to the start of the broadcast to ensure adequate time for any software download that may be necessary. 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 have both completed oral Phase 2 clinical trials and 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 utilize 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. Investor Contacts:Robert E. Flamm, Ph.D.Russo Partners, LLC(212) 845-4226 Robert.email@example.com Andreas MarathovouniotisRusso Partners, LLC(212) 845-4235 Andreas.firstname.lastname@example.orgMedia Contact:Elliot Fox Russo Partners, LLC (212) 845-4253 Elliot.email@example.com SOURCE Cempra, Inc.