Chelsea Therapeutics to Host Conference Call to Discuss First Quarter 2007 Results on May 9, 2007

Charlotte, North Carolina, UNITED STATES

CHARLOTTE, N.C., May 2, 2007 (PRIME NEWSWIRE) -- Chelsea Therapeutics International, Ltd. (Nasdaq:CHTP) announced that it will report its unaudited financial results for the first quarter ended March 31, 2007 before the market opens on Wednesday, May 9, 2007. Chelsea management will host a conference call and live webcast to discuss these financial results along with recent developments later that morning at 11:00 AM EDT.

Interested investors may participate in the conference call by dialing 866-290-0916 (domestic) or 913-312-1226 (international). A replay will be available for one week following the call by dialing 888-203-1112 for domestic participants or 719-457-0820 for international participants and entering passcode 4097067 when prompted. Participants may also access both the live and archived webcast of the conference call through the investor relations section of Chelsea's web site at

About Chelsea Therapeutics

Chelsea Therapeutics is a biopharmaceutical development company that acquires and develops innovative products for the treatment of a variety of human diseases. The Company is currently developing a library of metabolically inert antifolate compounds engineered to have potent anti-inflammatory and anti-tumor activity to treat a range of immunological disorders. Early clinical data suggests that Chelsea's lead antifolate compound, CH-1504, is a safe and effective treatment alternative to methotrexate for RA and may have further applications for psoriasis, IBD and certain cancers. Chelsea's antifolate program is complemented by a strategic partnership with Active Biotech AB for the joint development of a portfolio of therapeutics targeting immune-mediated inflammatory disorders and transplantation. In addition to its autoimmune pipeline, Chelsea has received approval for the development of Droxidopa in the U.S. as an Orphan Drug. Droxidopa is an orally active synthetic precursor of norepinephrine, for the treatment of neurogenic orthostatic hypotension. Currently approved and marketed in Japan, Droxidopa has accumulated over 15 years of proven safety and efficacy, historically generating annual revenues of approximately $50 million in Japan.

This press release contains forward-looking statements regarding future events. These statements are just predictions and are subject to risks and uncertainties that could cause the actual events or results to differ materially. These risks and uncertainties include reliance on collaborations and licenses, risks and costs of drug development, regulatory approvals, intellectual property risks, our reliance on our lead drug candidate CH-1504, our history of losses and need to raise more money, competition, market acceptance for our products if any are approved for marketing, reliance on key personnel including specifically Dr. Pedder, management of rapid growth, and the need to acquire or develop additional products.


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