NeurogesX to Hold Conference Call to Discuss Second Quarter 2011 Results and Provide Qutenza® Launch Update

Aug 02, 2011, 09:00 ET from NeurogesX, Inc.

SAN MATEO, Calif., Aug. 2, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- NeurogesX, Inc. (Nasdaq: NGSX), a biopharmaceutical company focused on developing and commercializing novel pain management therapies, today announced it will hold a conference call on Tuesday, August 9, 2011 at 8:30 a.m. EDT (5:30 a.m. PDT) to report results for its second quarter ended June 30, 2011 and to provide an update on the U.S. commercial launch of Qutenza® (capsaicin) 8% patch for the management of neuropathic pain associated with postherpetic neuralgia (PHN).

The conference call will be hosted by Anthony DiTonno, President and Chief Executive Officer, and Stephen Ghiglieri, Executive Vice President, Chief Operating Officer and Chief Financial Officer.

To participate, please dial 1-877-407-0789 (USA) or 1-201-689-8562 (International).  To access the live web cast please visit the Investor Relations section on the corporate web site at http://www.neurogesx.com.

A replay of the conference call will be available beginning August 9, 2011 at 11:30 a.m. EDT (8:30 a.m. PDT) and ending on August 19, 2011 by dialing 1-877-870-5176 (USA) or 1-858-384-5517 (International) with Conference ID Number: 375925.  A replay of the webcast will also be available on the corporate website through September 8, 2011.

About NeurogesX, Inc.

NeurogesX, Inc. (Nasdaq: NGSX) is a San Francisco Bay Area-based biopharmaceutical company focused on developing and commercializing novel pain management therapies. NeurogesX was founded on the concept that use of prescription-strength capsaicin could help manage the pain associated with neuropathic pain conditions. Since its inception, NeurogesX has leveraged its passion to help people with pain to efficiently develop this concept, resulting in the commercial launch of Qutenza® (capsaicin) 8% patch in 2010. The Company continues to apply its knowledge and expertise in the development of other novel treatments for pain.

The Company's lead product, Qutenza, is a localized dermal delivery system containing prescription strength capsaicin that is currently approved in the United States and the European Union. Qutenza is now available in the United States for the management of neuropathic pain associated with postherpetic neuralgia (PHN). In Europe, Qutenza is being marketed by Astellas Pharma Europe Ltd. (Astellas), the European subsidiary of Tokyo-based Astellas Pharma Inc., for the treatment of peripheral neuropathic pain in non-diabetic adults, either alone or in combination with other medicinal products for pain.

The Company is currently preparing to submit a supplemental new drug application (sNDA) to expand the U.S. label for Qutenza for the management of pain due to HIV-associated peripheral neuropathy (HIV-PN) also known as HIV-associated neuropathy, or HIV-AN, and HIV-distal sensory polyneuropathy (HIV-DSP).

The Company's most advanced product candidate, NGX-1998, is a topically applied liquid formulation containing a high concentration of capsaicin designed to treat pain associated with neuropathic pain conditions such as PHN. NGX-1998 has completed three Phase 1 studies and patient enrollment has been completed in a Phase 2 clinical trial in PHN patients.

The Company's early-stage pipeline includes pre-clinical compounds which include a number of prodrugs of acetaminophen. The Company has evaluated certain of these compounds in vitro and in vivo.

Safe Harbor Statement

This press release contains forward-looking statements for purposes of the Private Securities Litigation Reform Act of 1995 (the Act). NeurogesX disclaims any intent or obligation to update these forward-looking statements, and claims the protection of the Safe Harbor for forward-looking statements contained in the Act. Examples of such statements include but are not limited to: statements regarding expectations regarding the timing of clinical study data availability for NGX-1998 and the submission of the supplemental new drug application for label expansion of Qutenza, the potential benefits and ease of use of NGX-1998, and projected patent expiration date.  Such statements are based on management's current expectations, but actual results may differ materially due to various risks and uncertainties, including, but not limited to: delays in obtaining clinical study data for NGX-1998, difficulties or delays in the further development of Qutenza for additional indications, including difficulties or delays in the submission of the sNDA for Qutenza; and potential patent invalidation prior to expiration or other potential adjustment of the patent term. For further information regarding these and other risks related to NeurogesX' business, investors should consult NeurogesX' filings with the Securities and Exchange Commission.

NeurogesX, Inc.

Stephen Ghiglieri

Executive Vice President, COO

and CFO

(650) 358-3310

The Ruth Group

Stephanie Carrington (investors)

(646) 536-7017

scarrington@theruthgroup.com

Victoria Aguiar (media)

(646) 536-7013

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SOURCE NeurogesX, Inc.



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