Achillion to Present At the BIO CEO and Investor Conference

NEW HAVEN, Conn., Feb. 8, 2008 (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 BIO CEO and Investor Conference. The Company presentation will take place on Tuesday, February 12, 2008 at 2:00 p.m. EST at the Waldorf Astoria Hotel, 301 Park Avenue, New York.

The Company also announced that Milind S. Deshpande, Ph.D., Achillion's Executive Vice President and Chief Scientific Officer, will participate in a panel discussion on Monday, February 11, 2008 at the BIO CEO and Investor Conference. The panel is a Therapeutic Workshop entitled, "HCV - Beyond Coin Toss SVRs." Details about the conference, including webcast information, can be found on the conference website at .

The live audio broadcast and the subsequent archived webcast of the Company presentation will be available on the Company's website,, 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 or call Achillion at 1-203-624-7000. ACHN-G

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

          MacDougall Biomedical
          Chris Erdman
          (781) 235-3060 

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