About AcelRx Pharmaceuticals, Inc. AcelRx Pharmaceuticals is a specialty pharmaceutical company focused on the development and commercialization of innovative therapies for the treatment of acute and breakthrough pain.Forward Looking Statements Certain of the statements made in this press release are forward looking, such as those, among others, relating to AcelRx's expectations regarding the completion, timing and size of the public offering and the amount of gross proceeds to be received. Actual results or developments may differ materially from those projected or implied in these forward-looking statements. Factors that may cause such a difference include, without limitation, risks and uncertainties related to market and other conditions, the satisfaction of customary closing conditions related to the public offering and the impact of general economic, industry or political conditions in the United States or internationally. There can be no assurance that AcelRx will be able to complete the public offering at the anticipated size or on the anticipated terms, or at all. AcelRx will need to raise additional capital to fund its operations and may be unable to raise capital when needed, which would force AcelRx to delay, reduce or eliminate its product development programs or commercialization efforts. You should not place undue reliance on these forward-looking statements, which apply only as of the date of this press release. Additional risks and uncertainties relating to the proposed offering, AcelRx and its business can be found under the heading "Risk Factors" in the prospectus included in AcelRx's Registration Statement on Form S-1 (File No. 333-185067), initially filed with the SEC on November 20, 2012. AcelRx expressly disclaims any obligation or undertaking to release publicly any updates or revisions to any forward-looking statements contained herein to reflect any change in its expectations with regard thereto or any change in events, conditions or circumstances on which any such statements are based. SOURCE AcelRx Pharmaceuticals, Inc.