NeurogesX To Present At Wedbush PacGrow 2012 Life Sciences Management Access Conference

SAN MATEO, Calif., Aug. 9, 2012 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- NeurogesX, Inc. (OTCQB:NGSX) (OTCBB:NGSX), a specialty pharmaceutical company focused on developing and commercializing a portfolio of novel non-opioid, pain management therapies, announced today that Ronald Martell, President and Chief Executive Officer, is scheduled to present at the Wedbush PacGrow 2012 Life Sciences Management Access Conference to be held August 14 - 15, 2012, at Le Parker Meridien Hotel in New York, NY. Mr. Martell will be available to respond to questions and participate in one-on-one meetings with investors.
Event: Wedbush PacGrow 2012 Life Sciences Management Access Conference
Date: Tuesday, August 14, 2012
Time  2:30 pm ET
Place Le Parker Meridien Hotel, New York, NY

About NeurogesX, Inc.

NeurogesX, Inc. (OTCQB:NGSX) (OTCBB:NGSX) is a specialty pharmaceutical company focused on developing and commercializing a portfolio of novel non-opioid, pain management therapies to address unmet medical needs and improve patients' quality of life.

The Company's lead product, Qutenza ®, 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 affiliate 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'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 four Phase 1 clinical trials and one Phase 2 clinical trial in PHN patients, and the Company believes that NGX-1998 is ready to enter Phase 3 development.

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