Astex Pharmaceuticals To Present At Biotech Showcase 2013

DUBLIN, Calif., Jan. 3, 2013 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- Astex Pharmaceuticals, Inc. (Nasdaq:ASTX), a pharmaceutical company dedicated to the discovery and development of novel small molecule therapeutics, today announced that James S.J. Manuso, PhD, chairman and chief executive officer, will present at Biotech Showcase 2013 on Wednesday, January 9 th in San Francisco.

The Company's presentation will begin at 2:45 p.m. PT. A live webcast of the presentation will be available in the Investor Events section of the Company's website, www.astx.com. The webcast will be archived for 30 days.

About Astex Pharmaceuticals

Astex Pharmaceuticals is dedicated to the discovery and development of novel small molecule therapeutics with a focus on oncology. The Company is developing a proprietary pipeline of novel therapies and is creating de-risked products for partnership with leading pharmaceutical companies. Astex Pharmaceuticals developed DACOGEN® (decitabine) for Injection and receives significant royalties on global sales.

For more information about Astex Pharmaceuticals, Inc., please visit http://www.astx.com.

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CONTACT: Timothy L. Enns         Astex Pharmaceuticals, Inc.         Senior Vice President         Corporate Communications & Marketing         Tel:  +1 (925) 560-2810         E-mail:  tim.enns@astx.com                  Susanna Chau         Astex Pharmaceuticals, Inc.         Manager         Investor Relations         Tel:  +1 (925) 560-2845         E-mail:  susanna.chau@astx.com                  Alan Roemer         The Trout Group         Managing Director         Tel:  +1 (646) 378-2945         E-mail: aroemer@troutgroup.com                  Kari Watson         MacDougall Biomedical Communications         Senior Vice President         Tel: +1 (781) 235-3060         E-mail: kwatson@macbiocom.com

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