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AcelRx Programs to be Featured in Oral Presentations at the American Society of Anesthesiologists 2009 Annual Meeting

Two abstracts selected for oral presentations Tuesday, October 20 in New Orleans

REDWOOD CITY, Calif., October 15, 2009 -- AcelRx Pharmaceuticals, Inc. announced today that results of its Phase 1 studies evaluating the pharmacokinetics of its oral transmucosal NanoTab™ formulation of sufentanil will be featured in two oral presentations at the upcoming American Society of Anesthesiologists Annual Meeting in New Orleans. Dr. Pamela Palmer, Chief Medical Officer of AcelRx, will present in the following sessions. Abstracts are available through the American Society of Anesthesiologists web site.

Tuesday, October 20, 2009
Oral Session – Chronic & Cancer Pain
8:00 am, Room 355
Abstract 1040
“Pharmacokinetics and Dose Proportionality of Sublingual Sufentanil NanoTab in Healthy Volunteers”

Tuesday, October 20, 2009
Oral Session – Regional Anesthesia & Acute Pain
1:00 pm, Room 355
Abstract 1222
“Single- and Repeat-Dose Pharmacokinetics of Sublingual Sufentanil NanoTab in Healthy Volunteers”


About AcelRx Pharmaceuticals, Inc.

AcelRx Pharmaceuticals is a privately held pharmaceutical company dedicated to the development and commercialization of new therapies for the treatment of pain and other conditions where there is an unmet need for improved safety and efficacy. The company applies its proprietary dosage form and delivery technologies to enhance the safety, therapeutic benefit and commercial attractiveness of currently approved compounds. For additional information about AcelRx Pharmaceuticals visit http://www.acelrx.com.

Contact:
AcelRx Pharmaceuticals, Inc.
Nigel Ray
Vice President of Business Development
650-216-3533
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