CHAPEL HILL, N.C., April 13, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- Cempra, Inc. (Nasdaq: CEMP) today announced that Prabhavathi Fernandes, Ph.D., president and chief executive officer, will present at the Future Leaders in the Biotechnology Industry conference at 1:30 p.m. EDT, Apr. 20, 2012, at the Millennium Broadway 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 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 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.