Trius to Present at Future Leaders Conference

Trius to Present at Future Leaders Conference

SAN DIEGO, April 2, 2013 (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 Friday, April 5^th at 9:00 a.m. Eastern Time at the Future Leaders in the
Biotech Industry Conference at the Millennium Broadway Hotel in New York.

About Trius Therapeutics

Trius Therapeutics, Inc. is a biopharmaceutical company focused on the
discovery, development and commercialization of innovative antibiotics for
serious infections. The Company's lead investigational drug, tedizolid
phosphate, is a novel antibiotic in Phase 3 clinical development for the
treatment of serious gram-positive infections, including those caused by
methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus (MRSA). Trius 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
Investigational New Drug (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. 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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