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Alexza and Autoliv Announce Commercial Manufacturing and Supply Agreement for Heat Packages Used in Single-Dose Staccato(R) System
Date:11/5/2007

PALO ALTO, Calif., Nov. 5 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- Alexza Pharmaceuticals, Inc. (Nasdaq: ALXA) and Autoliv ASP Inc., the North American subsidiary of Sweden-based Autoliv Inc. (NYSE: ALV and SSE: ALIV), today announced the completion of a commercial manufacturing and supply agreement for chemical heat packages, a key component of Alexza's novel single-dose Staccato(R) system. The portable and easy to use single-dose Staccato devices each contain a metal heat package that is chemically heated through a battery- initiated reaction of energetic materials. Alexza single-dose Staccato devices are used in a majority of its current product candidates.

Autoliv will manufacture the chemical heat packages of the single-dose Staccato system. Autoliv is the worldwide leader in automotive safety, and a pioneer in the development of seatbelts and airbags. Autoliv has more than 40 years of experience in developing systems using energetic materials and continues to stand apart as a leader not only in technology but also in its manufacturing techniques.

Mike Ward, President of Autoliv's North American Division, said, "As the largest manufacturer of airbags and seatbelts worldwide, our business focus is saving lives. Partnering with Alexza to manufacture a component of an effective delivery technology for drug therapies based on the use of energetic materials is a natural extension of what we are already doing every day."

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