updated 3/2/2011 4:15:26 PM ET 2011-03-02T21:15:26

NEW YORK, March 2, 2011 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- Alliqua, Inc. (OTCBB:ALQA) (Frankfurt:HL1) ("Alliqua"), an advanced biomedical products company focused on the development and manufacturing of proprietary drug delivery and liver health technologies, announced today it anticipates releasing results of an initial in vitro study for its transdermal pain patch this Monday, March 7.

The Company had previously announced the successful completion of its dissolution study where the Alliqua patch demonstrated a favorable profile when compared to the market leading product for the treatment of postherpetic neuralgia ("PHN") pain. The recently completed in vitro study also compared the Alliqua patch against a market leading product for treatment of PHN pain where multiple formulations were tested. The Company intends to continue its pursuit of developing and commercializing its transdermal drug delivery platform and more specifically its pain management patch for the treatment of PHN, as well as several other proprietary products.

About Alliqua Inc.

Alliqua, Inc. (OTCBB:ALQA) ("Alliqua"), formerly HepaLife Technologies, Inc., is an advanced biomedical products company focused on the development and manufacturing of proprietary technologies in the fields of drug delivery, advanced wound care and liver health preservation. Through its wholly-owned subsidiary, Alliqua BioMedical, Inc., Alliqua intends to develop active ingredient and transdermal drug delivery products, primarily utilizing the proprietary hydrogel technology platform of AquaMed Technologies, Inc. ("AquaMed"), Alliqua's subsidiary.

AquaMed manufactures custom hydrogels used for transdermal drug delivery, wound care, medical diagnostics, and cosmetics. These products use proprietary manufacturing technologies which enable AquaMed to produce what is known in the healthcare industry as high water content, electron beam cross-linked aqueous polymer sheet hydrogels. AquaMed believes that it is one of two manufacturers in the world for these gels. Alliqua's third subsidiary, HepaLife Biosystems, Inc., focuses on the development of a cell-based bioartificial liver system, known as HepaMate™.

Any statements contained in this press release regarding our ongoing research and development and the results attained by us to date have not been evaluated by the Food and Drug Administration.

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CONTACT: Alliqua, Inc.
         Steven Berger
         646-218-1450

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