updated 2/8/2011 6:45:27 AM ET 2011-02-08T11:45:27

ATLANTA, Feb. 8, 2011 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- Alimera Sciences, Inc. (Nasdaq:ALIM) ("Alimera"), a biopharmaceutical company that specializes in the research, development and commercialization of prescription ophthalmic pharmaceuticals, today announced that Dan Myers, president and chief executive officer, will present at the 13th Annual BIO CEO & Investor Conference at 9:30 A.M. ET on February 15, 2011 at The Waldorf=Astoria in New York City.

The presentation will be webcast live and can be accessed on the Investor Relations section of the corporate website at http://www.alimerasciences.com . For those who are not available to listen to the live broadcast, the presentation will be archived for two weeks.

About Alimera Sciences, Inc.

Alimera Sciences, Inc., based in Alpharetta, Georgia, is a biopharmaceutical company that specializes in the research, development and commercialization of prescription ophthalmic pharmaceuticals. Presently, the Company is focused on diseases affecting the back of the eye, or retina. Its advanced product candidate, ILUVIEN®, is an intravitreal insert containing fluocinolone acetonide, a non-proprietary corticosteroid with demonstrated efficacy in the treatment of ocular disease. ILUVIEN® is in development for the treatment of diabetic macular edema (DME), a disease of the retina that affects individuals with diabetes and can lead to severe vision loss and blindness. A New Drug Application for ILUVIEN® is currently under review by the US Food and Drug Administration. The FDA, in a December 2010 Complete Response Letter, requested further information including the month 36 data from the FAME Study.

CONTACT: ICR, LLC
         for Alimera Sciences
         
         John Mills
         310-954-1105
         John.Mills@icrinc.com

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