Astex Pharmaceuticals to Present at Lazard Healthcare Conference

| Source: Astex Pharmaceuticals, Inc.

DUBLIN, Calif., Nov. 7, 2012 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- Astex Pharmaceuticals, Inc. (Nasdaq:ASTX), a pharmaceutical company dedicated to the discovery and development of novel small molecule therapeutics, today announced that James S.J. Manuso, PhD, chairman and chief executive officer, and Mohammad Azab, MD, chief medical officer, will present at the Lazard Capital Markets 9th Annual Healthcare Conference on Wednesday, November 14th in New York.

The Company's presentation will begin at 10:00 a.m. ET. A live webcast of the presentation will be available in the Investor Events section of the Company's website, The webcast will be archived for 30 days.

About Astex Pharmaceuticals

Astex Pharmaceuticals is dedicated to the discovery and development of novel small molecule therapeutics with a focus on oncology. The Company is developing a proprietary pipeline of novel therapies and is creating de-risked products for partnership with leading pharmaceutical companies. Astex Pharmaceuticals developed DACOGEN® (decitabine) for Injection and receives significant royalties on global sales.

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