Discovery Partners International, Inc.'s Chief Executive Officer And Chief Financial Officer To Present At New York Growth Stock Conference

SAN DIEGO, Sept. 8 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- Discovery Partners International, Inc. announced today that Riccardo Pigliucci, Chief Executive Officer, and Craig Kussman, Chief Financial Officer of Discovery Partners International, would be presenting at the Roth Capital Partners New York Growth Stock Conference 2004 being held in New York City at The St. Regis Hotel on Tuesday September 14th, 2004 at 5:00 p.m. Eastern Time.

The public is invited to participate in the conference live through an audio webcast. A replay of the presentation will begin after the actual presentation time and will be available until October 14, 2004. The audio webcast will be accessible via Wall Street Webcasting at or through a link on the company’s website at Presentation materials will be posted on the company’s website.

About Discovery Partners

Discovery Partners International, Inc. offers integrated services, products, and systems that span the drug discovery continuum, including target characterization, targeted and screening-library design and synthesis, high throughput and high content screening, lead generation and optimization, gene expression analysis, and protein crystallization. DPI has actively contributed to dozens of drug discovery collaborations. Discovery Partners International is headquartered in San Diego, California and has operations in the United States, Europe and India.

Statements in this press release that are not strictly historical are “forward-looking” statements within the meaning of the Private Securities Litigation Reform Act of 1995 and involve a high degree of risk and uncertainty. Discovery Partners’ actual results may differ materially from those projected in the forward looking statements due to risks and uncertainties that exist in Discovery Partners’ operations, collaborative relationships, development efforts and business environment, including risks and uncertainties more fully described in Discovery Partners’ annual report on Form 10-K for the year ended December 31, 2003 as filed with the Securities and Exchange Commission and Discovery Partners’ other SEC reports.

Discovery Partners International

CONTACT: Riccardo Pigliucci, Chief Executive Officer, or Craig KussmanChief Financial Officer, both of Discovery Partners International,+1-858-228-4113,