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Anesiva, Inc. (ANSV) Announces Date for 2009 Annual Meeting of Stockholders to Vote on Proposed Merger  
10/30/2009 10:47:51 AM

SOUTH SAN FRANCISCO, Calif., Oct. 30 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- Anesiva, Inc. today announced that the Anesiva 2009 Annual Meeting of Stockholders will be held on December 3, 2009 at 9:00 a.m. PST at 400 Oyster Point, Suite 107A, South San Francisco, California. Stockholders of record at the close of business on October 9, 2009 will be eligible to vote at the 2009 Annual Meeting of Stockholders. The definitive proxy statement for the 2009 Annual Meeting of Stockholders will be mailed to stockholders on or about November 6, 2009.

"The definitive proxy statement has been filed with the Securities and Exchange Commission for our 2009 Annual Meeting of Stockholders and I encourage stockholders to review the filing and vote on the proposals," said Michael Kranda, President and Chief Executive Officer of Anesiva. Mr. Kranda continued "We are looking forward to presenting the merger to our stockholders and completing the proposed transaction with Arcion."

Anesiva seeks to be a leader in the development and commercialization of novel pharmaceutical products for pain management. Anesiva's lead product candidate is Adlea, a novel small molecule formulation of capsaicin that is currently in development for the management of acute pain following orthopedic surgeries. Adlea has been shown in clinical trials to provide extended pain relief after only a single administration in multiple indications for site-specific, acute and chronic, moderate-to-severe pain.

Anesiva has a filed a definitive proxy statement with the Securities and Exchange Commission (the "SEC") in connection with the 2009 Annual Meeting of Stockholders. Investors and security holders are urged to read the definitive proxy statement because it contains important information about the 2009 Annual Meeting of Stockholders. Investors and security holders may obtain free copies of this document and other documents filed with the SEC at the SEC's website at www.sec.gov. In addition, investors and security holders may obtain free copies of the documents filed with the SEC by Anesiva by contacting John Tran at 650-624-9600.

Forward-Looking Statements

CONTACT: John Tran, Anesiva, +1-650-624-9600, tran@anesiva.com

Web site: http://www.anesiva.com/


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