Trius To Present At September Investor Conferences

SAN DIEGO, Aug. 29, 2012 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- Trius Therapeutics, Inc. (Nasdaq:TSRX) announced today that Jeffrey Stein, Ph.D., President and Chief Executive Officer of Trius Therapeutics, will provide a corporate presentation on Wednesday September 5 th at 10:45 a.m. Eastern Time at Baird's 2012 Healthcare Conference in New York. On Friday September 7 th at 9:00 a.m. Eastern Time, he will provide a corporate presentation at the 19 th Annual Newsmakers in the Biotech Industry Conference in New York.

About Trius Therapeutics

Trius Therapeutics, Inc. is a biopharmaceutical company focused on the discovery, development and commercialization of innovative antibiotics for life-threatening infections. The Company's lead investigational drug, tedizolid phosphate, is a once daily, IV and orally administered second generation oxazolidinone in Phase 3 clinical development for the treatment of acute bacterial skin and skin structure infections, or ABSSSI. Trius has two Special Protocol Assessments with the FDA for its two Phase 3 ABSSSI trials and has partnered with Bayer HealthCare for the development and commercialization of tedizolid phosphate outside of the U.S., Canada and the European Union. In addition to the Company's tedizolid phosphate clinical program, Trius has initiated IND-enabling studies for its Gyrase-B development candidate with potent activity against Gram-negative bacterial pathogens including multi-drug resistant strains of E. coli, Klebsiella, Acinetobacter and Pseudomonas. The Gyrase-B program is one of the two preclinical programs supported by federal contracts. For more information, visit www.triusrx.com.
CONTACT: Public Relations Contact:         Laura Kempke/Andrew Law at MSLGROUP         trius@mslgroup.com         781-684-0770                  Investor Relations Contact:         Stefan Loren at Westwicke Partners, LLC         sloren@westwicke.com         443-213-0507

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