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Nile Therapeutics, Inc. to Present at Upcoming BIO Investor Forum

BERKELEY, Calif., Oct. 2 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- Nile Therapeutics, Inc. (OTC Bulletin Board: SPDU.OB), announced today that Peter M. Strumph, Chief Executive Officer, will present at the Biotechnology Industry Organization (BIO) Investor Forum on Thursday, October 11, 2007 at 12:30 p.m. Pacific Time at The Palace Hotel in San Francisco, California. Mr. Strumph will provide an overview of Nile and an update on its clinical development programs, including data from Nile's recently completed Phase Ia study for its lead compound, CD-NP.

The presentation will be webcast live and can be accessed by visiting the Investor Relations section at The webcast will be archived for ninety days. Additional information regarding the BIO Investor Forum can be accessed at

About Nile Therapeutics, Inc.

Nile Therapeutics, Inc. is a clinical-stage biopharmaceutical company that is developing innovative products for the treatment of cardiovascular disease. Nile is initially focusing its efforts on developing its lead compound, CD-NP, a novel chimeric peptide in Phase I studies for the treatment of heart failure and 2NTX-99, a small molecule, pre-clinical, anti-atherothrombotic agent with nitric oxide (NO) donating properties.

CD-NP, a novel chimeric natriuretic peptide currently in Phase I clinical studies for the treatment of heart failure, is a selective NPRB agonist which, in vivo, has been shown to have potent renal enhancement and cardiac unloading properties but with minimal hypotensive effects compared with competitive products. CD-NP is a rationally-designed synthetic peptide designed to incorporate favorable properties of naturally occurring natriuretic peptides. Data from Nile's recently completed Phase Ia study in healthy volunteers confirmed several pre-clinical findings, including that CD-NP activated its target receptor in humans, preserved renal function and caused increases in natriuresis and diuresis at doses associated with a minimal effect on mean arterial pressure. Nile believes that CD-NP could provide a valuable new treatment option for heart failure patients.

2NTX-99 is a novel small molecule that has been shown in vivo and in vitro to inhibit the synthesis and action of thromboxane (TXA2), enhance the production of endothelial prostacyclin (PGI2) and supply a pharmacological amount of nitric oxide (NO) to the vasculature. Nile believes that the unique activity profile of 2NTX-99 has potential utility in a range of atherosclerotic, thrombotic and microvascular diseases.

More information on Nile can be found at


Daron Evans

Chief Financial Officer

Nile Therapeutics, Inc.


Safe Harbor Statement

This press release contains forward-looking statements within the meaning of the Private Securities Litigation Reform Act of 1995 that involve substantial risks and uncertainties. All statements, other than statements of historical facts, included in this press release regarding our strategy, future operations, outlook, milestones, the success of Nile's product development, future financial position, future financial results, plans and objectives of management are forward-looking statements. We may not actually achieve these plans, intentions or expectations and Nile cautions investors not to place undue reliance on our forward-looking statements. Actual results or events could differ materially from the plans, intentions and expectations disclosed in the forward-looking statements we make. Various important factors that could cause actual results or events to differ materially from the forward-looking statements that we make are described in greater detail in the reports we file with Securities and Exchange Commission, including the "Risk Factors" section of our Form 8-K filed with the Securities and Exchange Commission on September 21, 2007. Nile is providing this information as of the date of this press release and does not undertake any obligation to update any forward-looking statements as a result of new information, future events or otherwise.

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