updated 4/12/2011 1:16:29 PM ET 2011-04-12T17:16:29

NEW YORK, April 12, 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, today announced the filing of a provisional patent application for its transdermal delivery technology with the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office. The filing was based on positive results from recent studies that showed Alliqua's hydrogel based patch technology successfully delivering an active pharmaceutical ingredient ("API") with greater potential efficacy from both a time of onset and duration perspective. The patent application covers several specific characteristics of the technology and formulations which management believes are unique to its platform.

"Filing the patent on these important innovations is a significant step towards securing our intellectual property position and moving forward with potential strategic relationships and commercialization," said Matthew Harriton, CEO of Alliqua Biomedical, "We anticipate adding to the breadth of these filings as we further study the technology and its applications."

David Stefansky, Chairman of Alliqua, stated, "These filings demonstrate our continued efforts to develop intellectual property, which is protected and defensible and to insure the long-term commercial position of our products."

About Alliqua Inc.

Alliqua, Inc. (OTCBB:ALQA) ("Alliqua"), 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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