ADVISORY, April 5, 2010 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) --
NeurogesX, Inc. (NGSX) will visit the NASDAQ MarketSite in New York City's Times Square to celebrate the commercial launch of its lead product, Qutenza.
Qutenza, which was recently approved by the U.S. Food and Drug Administration for the treatment of postherpetic neuralgia, was launched on April 5, 2010. Qutenza is approved in both the United States, where it is being marketed by NeurogesX, and the European Union, where it is commercialized by Astellas.
In honor of the occasion, Anthony A. DiTonno, President and Chief Executive Officer, will preside over the NASDAQ Opening Bell.
NASDAQ MarketSite – 4 Times Square – 43rd & Broadway – Broadcast Studio
Tuesday, April 6th, 2010 at 9:15 a.m. to 9:30 a.m. ET
The Opening Bell is available from 9:20 a.m. to 9:35 a.m. on Galaxy 19 C/15, downlink frequency 4000 vertical. The feed can also be found on Ascent fiber 1623. If you have any questions, please contact Robert Madden at (646) 441-5045.
An audio transmission of the Opening Bell is also available from 9:20 a.m. to 9:35 a.m. on uplink IA6 C band / transponder 24, downlink frequency 4180 horizontal. The feed can be found on Ascent fiber 1623 as well.
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About NeurogesX, Inc. (NGSX):
NeurogesX, Inc. (Nasdaq:NGSX) is a San Francisco Bay Area-based biopharmaceutical company focused on developing and commercializing novel pain management therapies. NeurogesX was founded on the concept that use of prescription strength capsaicin could help manage the pain associated with neuropathic pain conditions. Since its inception, NeurogesX has leveraged its passion to help people with pain to efficiently develop this concept and is now poised to bring its lead product to patients and physicians. In addition, we continue to apply our knowledge and expertise in the development of other novel treatments for pain.
The Company's lead product, Qutenza® (capsaicin) 8% patch, is a localized dermal delivery system containing a prescription strength of capsaicin that is currently approved in the United States and the European Union. NeurogesX expects to launch Qutenza in United States in April 2010 for patients with postherpetic neuralgia (PHN). In Europe, Qutenza will be marketed by Astellas Pharma Europe Ltd., (Astellas), the European subsidiary of Tokyo-based Astellas Pharma Inc.
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. NGX-1998 has completed three Phase 1 studies.
The Company's early stage product pipeline includes pre-clinical compounds which are prodrugs of acetaminophen and various opioids. The Company has evaluated these compounds in vitro and in vivo.
For further information, please visit the company's website at: http://www.neurogesx.com.
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