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Clinical Benefits Demonstrated with Low-Dose GATTEX(TM) in Phase 3 Short Bowel Syndrome Study
Date:10/11/2007

ing, which may provide greater mobility and improved sleep. More information about SBS is available on the website, http://www.shortbowel.com and http://www.glucagon.com.

About GATTEX

A potential first-in-class drug, GATTEX is a proprietary analog of naturally occurring human glucagon-like peptide 2 (GLP-2), a peptide secreted primarily in the distal intestine and involved in the regeneration and repair of the intestinal epithelium. A previous Phase 2 proof-of-concept clinical study in patients with SBS showed that daily subcutaneous injections of GATTEX resulted in significant regeneration of the intestinal lining and improved dietary absorption of nutrients and fluids. Once the company has completed its analysis of data from the Phase 3 SBS study, it expects to pursue a pre-NDA meeting with the U.S. Food and Drug Administration to discuss its potential plan for submitting a New Drug Application. NPS is also pursuing development of GATTEX as a possible treatment for chemotherapy-induced gastrointestinal mucositis in cancer patients and necrotizing enterocolitis in preterm infants.

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A conference call will be held today at 9:00 a.m. EDT. To participate in the call, dial (866) 770-7125 with passcode 66355061. International callers may dial (617) 213-8066 using the same passcode. In addition, live audio of the conference call will be simultaneously broadcast over the Internet and may be accessed on the company's home page, http://www.npsp.com. A conference call replay will be available until October 22, 2007 at (888) 286-8010, or (617) 801-6888 for international callers, with passcode 47718436. The webcast will be available for replay and iPod(R) download for the same period.

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