Anadys Pharmaceuticals to Present at the Piper Jaffray Healthcare Conference

SAN DIEGO, Nov. 23, 2010 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- Anadys Pharmaceuticals, Inc. (Nasdaq: ANDS) announced today that it will present at the 22nd Annual Piper Jaffray Healthcare Conference on Wednesday, December 1, 2010 at 1:00 p.m. EST (10:00 a.m. PST).  The conference is being held at The New York Palace Hotel.  Steve Worland, Ph.D., President and Chief Executive Officer of Anadys, will provide an overview of Anadys and its clinical development programs.

The presentation will be webcast at the time of presentation and can be accessed on the Investor Relations page of the Company's website at www.anadyspharma.com.  Listeners are encouraged to visit the website approximately five minutes prior to the presentation to download or install any necessary software.  A replay of the presentation will be available approximately one hour after the live webcast concludes and will be available through December 15, 2010.  

About Anadys

Anadys Pharmaceuticals, Inc. is a biopharmaceutical company dedicated to improving patient care by developing novel medicines for the treatment of hepatitis C.  The Company believes hepatitis C represents a large unmet medical need in which meaningful improvements in treatment outcomes may be attainable with the introduction of new medicines.  Anadys is preparing to initiate a Phase IIb study of ANA598, the Company's direct-acting antiviral or DAA, added to current standard of care for the treatment of hepatitis C.  The Company is also preparing to resume clinical development of ANA773, the Company's oral, small-molecule inducer of endogenous interferons that acts via the Toll like receptor 7, or TLR7, pathway in hepatitis C.

Safe Harbor Statement

Statements in this press release that are not strictly historical in nature constitute "forward-looking statements."  Such statements include, but are not limited to, references to Anadys' strategy, development programs, and ability to develop novel medicines for the treatment of hepatitis C.  Such forward-looking statements involve known and unknown risks, uncertainties and other factors, which may cause Anadys' actual results to be materially different from historical results or from any results expressed or implied by such forward-looking statements.  For example, the results of preclinical and early clinical studies may not be predictive of future results, and Anadys cannot provide any assurances that ANA598 or ANA773 will not have unforeseen safety issues, will have favorable results in ongoing or future clinical trials or will receive regulatory approval.  Risk factors that may cause actual results to differ are more fully discussed in Anadys' SEC filings, including Anadys' Form 10-Q for the quarter ended September 30, 2010.  All forward-looking statements are qualified in their entirety by this cautionary statement.  Anadys is providing this information as of this date and does not undertake any obligation to update any forward-looking statements contained in this document as a result of new information, future events or otherwise.

SOURCE Anadys Pharmaceuticals, Inc.

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