Achillion to Present At the Sixth Annual JMP Securities Research Conference

NEW HAVEN, Conn., May 16, 2007 (PRIME NEWSWIRE) -- Achillion Pharmaceuticals, Inc., (Nasdaq:ACHN) a leader in the discovery and development of small molecule drugs to combat the most challenging infectious diseases, today announced that Michael D. Kishbauch, Chief Executive Officer of Achillion, will present a corporate overview and update on the Company's clinical programs in HIV, HCV and serious bacterial infections at the Sixth Annual JMP Securities Research Conference. The Company presentation will take place on Wednesday, May 23, 2007 at 10:30 a.m. PST (1:30 p.m. EST) at the Ritz-Carlton, San Francisco.

The live audio broadcast and the subsequent archived webcast of the Company presentation will be available on the Company's website, www.achillion.com, under the "Investors" section. The audio recording will be archived there for 30 days following the live presentation. Please connect to Achillion's website several minutes prior to the start of the presentation to ensure adequate time for any software downloads that may be necessary.

About Achillion

Achillion is a biopharmaceutical company focused on the discovery, development and commercialization of innovative treatments for infectious diseases. Achillion is currently developing treatments for HIV infection, chronic hepatitis C infection and serious hospital-based bacterial infections. For more information on Achillion Pharmaceuticals, please visit the company's web site at www.achillion.com or call Achillion at 1-203-624-7000. ACHN-G

CONTACT:  Achillion Pharmaceuticals, Inc.
          Mary Kay Fenton
          (203) 624-7000
          mfenton@achillion.com

          MacDougall Biomedical Communications
          Media:
          Kari Watson
          (508) 647-0209
          kwatson@macbiocom.com
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