Notice of conference call and webcast

    Second quarter 2008 financial results

    VANCOUVER, July 15 /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 second quarter
ended June 30, 2008.

    Monday, July 28, 2008 at 11:00 AM ET
    (8:00 AM Pacific, 9:00 AM Mountain, 10:00 AM Central)

    Dial information is as follows:
    North America (toll-free): (800) 706-7745
    International: (617) 614-3472
    Enter passcode: 52264044

    A live webcast will be available to all interested parties through
Angiotech's website at in the Investor Relations section.
    A press release announcing Angiotech's financial results will be issued
prior to the conference call at approximately 8:00 AM ET (5:00 AM Pacific,
6:00 AM Mountain, 7:00 AM Central).
    A replay archive of the conference call will be available until August 4,

    Replay information is as follows:
    North America: (888) 286-8010
    International: (617) 801-6888
    Enter passcode: 85663575

    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

For further information:

For further information: Sage Baker, Angiotech Pharmaceuticals, Inc.,
(604) 221-6933,; Elizabeth Sol, Angiotech Pharmaceuticals,
Inc., (604) 221-6920,

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