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Urigen Restructures Debt as Preferred Stock

SAN FRANCISCO, Apr 26, 2010 (BUSINESS WIRE) --Urigen Pharmaceuticals, Inc. (OTCBB: URGP), a specialty pharmaceutical company focused on the development of treatments for urological disorders and pain, announced today that the secured debt held by Platinum-Montaur Life Sciences, LLC has been converted into a newly created Series C Preferred Stock of the Company. As a result of the conversion, the lien on the Company's assets, including its intellectual property will be extinguished.

"This is an important event for Urigen and represents a vote of confidence by our key institutional investor," said Urigen's CEO, William J. Garner, MD.

Michael M. Goldberg, MD, Portfolio Manager, Platinum-Montaur Life Sciences, LLC, and a Director of Urigen, said, "With the filing for the URG101 FDA meeting, I believe that Urigen is making considerable progress and this is a step that we have taken to enhance the profile of the company to attract additional investment."

About Urigen Pharmaceuticals, Inc.

Urigen Pharmaceuticals, Inc. is a specialty pharmaceutical company dedicated to the development and commercialization of therapeutic products for urological disorders. Urigen's two lead programs target significant unmet medical needs and major market opportunities in urology. Urigen's URG101, a proprietary combination of approved drugs that is instilled into the bladder, targets painful bladder syndrome, which affects approximately 10.5 million men and women in North America. Urigen's URG301, a proprietary dosage form of an approved drug that is locally delivered to control urinary urgency, targets acute urgency in females diagnosed with an overactive bladder, another major unmet need that is insufficiently managed by presently available overactive bladder drugs. For further information, please visit Urigen's website at http://www.urigen.com.

Forward-Looking Statement

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SOURCE: Urigen Pharmaceuticals, Inc.

Urigen Pharmaceuticals, Inc.
William J. Garner, MD, 415-781-0350
Chief Executive Officer
http://www.urigen.com
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