Angiotech announces date of annual and special general meeting of shareholders



    VANCOUVER, Sept. 25 /CNW/ - Angiotech Pharmaceuticals, Inc. ("Angiotech")
(NASDAQ:   ANPI, TSX: ANP), a global specialty pharmaceutical and medical device
company, today announced that its 2008 annual and special general meeting of
shareholders will take place on October 30, 2008 at 8:30am Pacific time, at
the Sheraton Vancouver Wall Centre, 1088 Burrard Street, Vancouver, BC V6Z
2R9. The record date for shareholders entitled to receive notice of and vote
at the meeting will be September 30, 2008, and Angiotech expects to mail the
meeting materials to shareholders on or about October 3, 2008.

    About Angiotech

    Angiotech Pharmaceuticals, Inc. is a global specialty pharmaceutical and
medical device company with over 1,500 dedicated employees. Angiotech
discovers, develops and markets innovative treatment solutions for diseases or
complications associated with medical device implants, surgical interventions
and acute injury. To find out more about Angiotech (NASDAQ:   ANPI, TSX: ANP),
please visit our website at www.angiotech.com.





For further information:

For further information: DeDe Sheel, Investor Relations and Corporate
Communications, Angiotech Pharmaceuticals, Inc., (415) 293-4412,
Dede.sheel@fdashtonpartners.com

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