Anesiva Announces First Quarter 2008 Financial Results Conference Call and Webcast

SOUTH SAN FRANCISCO, Calif., May 1 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- Anesiva, Inc. (Nasdaq: ANSV) will announce financial results for the first quarter of 2008 after the markets close on Thursday, May 8, 2008 and will hold a webcast teleconference at 4:30 p.m. EDT that day. Members of Anesiva's management team will discuss financial results from the first quarter and will provide an overview of the company's product pipeline, recent events and milestones.

Interested parties can listen to the live audio webcast by dialing (866) 616-3642 (international dial: 706-643-3817) or by logging on to http://www.anesiva.com and going to the Investor Information page. For those unable to participate via the Internet, a 24-hour replay will be available for seven days after the call by dialing (800) 642-1687 (international dial: 706-645-9291) and giving the following pass code: 45132379. The webcast will be available until the company's next quarterly financial results conference call.

About Anesiva and its Diverse Pipeline of Pain Products

Anesiva, Inc. is a late-stage biopharmaceutical company that seeks to be the leader in the development and commercialization of novel pharmaceutical products for pain management. The company has one FDA-approved product, Zingo(TM), for the reduction of pain associated with peripheral venous access procedures in children ages three to 18. In clinical trials, the most common adverse reactions to Zingo were redness (erythema), red dots (petechiae) and swelling (edema). The second product in Anesiva's pipeline, Adlea(TM), reduces pain after only a single administration for weeks to months based on mid-stage clinical trials for site-specific, acute and chronic, moderate-to-severe pain. Anesiva is based in South San Francisco, CA. For more information about Anesiva's leadership in the development of products for pain management, and an overview of the clinical challenges being addressed by its product candidates, go to http://www.anesiva.com.

SOURCE Anesiva, Inc.

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