Angiotech Pharmaceuticals, Inc. - Notice of conference call and webcast



    FOURTH QUARTER AND YEAR END 2008 FINANCIAL RESULTS

    VANCOUVER, Feb. 17 /CNW/ - Angiotech Pharmaceuticals, Inc. (NASDAQ:   ANPI,
TSX: ANP), a global specialty pharmaceutical and medical device company, will
host a conference call discussing its financial results for the fourth quarter
and year ended December 31, 2008 on Thursday, March 5, 2009 at 11:00 AM ET
(8:00 AM Pacific).

    
    Dial information for the earnings call on March 5, 2009 is as follows:
    North America (toll-free): (800) 291-9234
    International: (617) 614-3923
    Enter passcode: 52474180
    

    A live webcast of the earnings conference call will be available to all
interested parties through Angiotech's website at www.angiotech.com in the
Investor Relations section.
    A press release announcing Angiotech's financial results will be issued
prior to the conference call on March 5 at approximately 8:00 AM ET (5:00 AM
Pacific).
    A replay archive of the conference call will be available until March 12,
2009.

    
    Replay information is as follows:
    North America: (888) 286-8010
    International: (617) 801-6888
    Enter passcode: 36405359
    

    About Angiotech Pharmaceuticals

    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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