updated 12/9/2010 2:15:21 AM ET 2010-12-09T07:15:21

TEMPE, Ariz., Dec. 8, 2010 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- Capstone Therapeutics (Nasdaq:CAPS), (the "Company") will host a teleconference and webcast to discuss AZX100 clinical and other data on Tuesday, December 14, 2010 at 11:00am EST / 10:00am CST / 9:00am MST / 8:00am PST. The teleconference may be accessed at (877) 303-9204 (U.S.), (760) 536-5225 (outside U.S.); accompanying slides can be viewed by logging onto the Investors section of the Company's website, www.capstonethx.com. A replay will be available beginning December 14, 2010 at 1:00pm EST until midnight December 17, 2010 and may be accessed at (800) 642-1687 (U.S.) or (706) 645-9291 (outside U.S.) with conference ID 30689632.

About Capstone Therapeutics

Capstone Therapeutics is a biotechnology company committed to developing a pipeline of novel therapeutic peptides aimed at helping patients with under-served medical conditions. The Company is focused on development and commercialization of two product platforms: AZX100 and Chrysalin (rusalatide acetate or TP508).

AZX100 is a novel synthetic 24-amino acid peptide, one of a new class of compounds in the field of smooth muscle relaxation and fibrosis. Based on its demonstrated effects in pre-clinical models and safety in clinical trials, AZX100 is currently being evaluated for commercially significant medical applications such as the prevention or reduction of hypertrophic and keloid scarring and treatment of pulmonary fibrosis. Capstone has an exclusive worldwide license to AZX100.

Capstone's corporate headquarters are in Tempe, Arizona. For more information, please visit the Company's website: www.capstonethx.com .

Statements in this press release or otherwise attributable to Capstone regarding our business that are not historical facts are made pursuant to the safe harbor provisions of the Private Securities Litigation Reform Act of 1995. These forward-looking statements, which include the timing and acceptability of FDA filings and the efficacy and marketability of potential products, involve risks and uncertainties that could cause actual results to differ materially from predicted results. These risks include: delays in obtaining or inability to obtain FDA, institutional review board or other regulatory approvals of pre-clinical or clinical testing; unfavorable outcomes in our pre-clinical and clinical testing; the development by others of competing technologies and therapeutics that may have greater efficacy or lower cost; delays in obtaining or inability to obtain FDA or other necessary regulatory approval of our products; our inability to successfully and cost effectively develop or outsource manufacturing and marketing of any products we are able to bring to market; changes in FDA or other regulations that affect our ability to obtain regulatory approval of our products, increase our manufacturing costs or limit our ability to market our product; effects of the Capstone Stockholder Put Right on our stock price, liquidity or our ability to continue operations; effects on our stock price and liquidity if we are unable to meet the requirements for continued listing on the Nasdaq Capital Market; our need for additional capital in the future to fund the continued development of our product candidates; and other factors discussed in our Form 10-K for the fiscal year ended December 31, 2009, and other documents we file with the Securities and Exchange Commission.

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Editor's Note: This press release is also available under the Investors section of the Company's website at www.capstonethx.com .

CONTACT:  Capstone Therapeutics
          Karen Struck, Investor Relations
          (602) 286-5250
          kstruck@capstonethx.com

          The Trout Group
          Lauren Glaser
          (415) 392-3310
          lglaser@troutgroup.com

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