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Antares Pharma Reports Second Quarter 2012 Financial And Operating Results

Royalty revenues were $0.5 million in each of the three month periods ended June 30, 2012 and 2011, and were $1.2 million in each of the six month periods ended June 30, 2012 and 2011. We receive royalties from Teva and Ferring related to needle-free injector device sales and/or hGH sales. We also receive royalties on sales of Elestrin ® marketed by Jazz Pharmaceuticals and will begin receiving royalties in the third quarter of 2012 from Watson on sales of both Gelnique 3% and Gelnique 10%.

Total gross profit was $2.0 million and $2.1 million in the second quarters of 2012 and 2011, respectively, and increased to $6.9 million for the first half of 2012 compared to $4.3 million for the first half of 2011. The increase in the first half of 2012 was mainly a result of an increase in development revenue.

Total operating expenses were approximately $4.8 million and $3.7 million for the three months ended June 30, 2012 and 2011, respectively, and were $9.8 million and $7.3 million for the six months ended June 30, 2012 and 2011, respectively. The increases were primarily due to increased investment related to development of our proprietary Vibex™ MTX auto injector for delivery of methotrexate for the treatment of rheumatoid arthritis, along with an increase in personnel to support our growing pharmaceutical business.

Net loss per share was $0.03 and $0.02 for the second quarters of 2012 and 2011, respectively, and was $0.03 for the six month periods of 2012 and 2011.

At June 30, 2012, Antares had approximately $33.0 million in cash and investments, compared to approximately $34.4 million at December 31, 2011.

Conference Call, Call Replay and Webcast

Dr. Paul K. Wotton, President and Chief Executive Officer, and Robert F. Apple, EVP, CFO and President of the Parenteral Products Group, will provide a company update and review second quarter 2012 results via webcast and conference call on Wednesday, August 8, 2012, at 8:30 a.m. Eastern Daylight Time (EDT). A webcast of the call will be available from the investors/media section of the Company's web site at www.antarespharma.com. Alternatively, callers may participate in the conference call by dialing 1-800-762-8779 (US), or 1-480-629-9722 (International). Participants should reference the Antares Pharma conference call. Webcast and telephone replays of the conference call will be available approximately two hours after the completion of the call through 12 p.m. EDT on August 22, 2012. To access the replay, callers should dial 1-800-406-7325 (US) or 1-303-590-3030 (International) and enter passcode 4555567.

About Antares Pharma

Antares Pharma focuses on self-injection pharmaceutical products and topical gel-based medicines. The Company's subcutaneous and intramuscular injection technology platforms include Vibex™ disposable pressure-assisted auto injectors, disposable multi-use pen injectors and Vision™ reusable needle-free injectors marketed as Tjet ® and Zomajet ® by Teva Pharmaceutical Industries, Ltd (Teva) and Ferring Pharmaceuticals (Ferring), respectively. In the injector area, Antares Pharma has a multi-product deal with Teva that includes Tev-Tropin ® human growth hormone (hGH) and a partnership with Ferring that includes Zomacton ® hGH. In the gel-based area, the Company's FDA approved product is Gelnique 3%™ for the treatment of OAB (overactive bladder) marketed by Watson Pharmaceuticals, Inc. in the U.S. Antares’ portfolio includes Elestrin ® (estradiol gel) indicated for the treatment of moderate-to-severe vasomotor symptoms associated with menopause, and marketed in the U.S. by Jazz Pharmaceuticals. Antares Pharma has two facilities in the U.S. The Parenteral Products Group located in Minneapolis, Minnesota directs the manufacturing and marketing of the Company’s reusable needle-free injection devices and related disposables, and develops its disposable pressure-assisted auto injector and pen injector systems. The Company’s corporate offices and Pharma Group are located in Ewing, New Jersey, where pharmaceutical products are developed utilizing both the Company’s transdermal systems and drug/device combination products.

Safe Harbor Statement

This press release contains forward-looking statements within the meaning of the safe harbor provisions of the Private Securities Litigation Reform Act of 1995. Such forward-looking statements include statements related to the Company’s future financial performance, and other statements which are other than statements of historical facts. Such forward-looking statements are not guarantees of future performance and are subject to risks and uncertainties that may cause actual results to differ materially from those anticipated by the forward-looking statements. These risks and uncertainties include, among others, changes in revenue growth, difficulties or delays in the initiation, progress, or completion of product development, clinical trials, difficulties or delays in the progress or completion of VIBEX MTX product development or in the success of the potential VIBEX MTX NDA. Additional information concerning these and other factors that may cause actual results to differ materially from those anticipated in the forward-looking statements is contained in the "Risk Factors" section of the Company's Annual Report on Form 10-K for the year ended December 31, 2011, and in the Company's other periodic reports and filings with the Securities and Exchange Commission. The Company cautions investors not to place undue reliance on the forward-looking statements contained in this press release. All forward-looking statements are based on information currently available to the Company on the date hereof, and the Company undertakes no obligation to revise or update these forward-looking statements to reflect events or circumstances after the date of this press release, except as required by law.

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