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BioCryst to Speak at RBC Healthcare Conference

Thursday, February 18, 2010 Press Release J E 4
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BIRMINGHAM, Ala., Feb. 18 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- BioCryst Pharmaceuticals, Inc. (Nasdaq: BCRX) today announced that Stuart Grant, Senior Vice President and Chief Financial Officer of BioCryst, plans to speak as a participant on the Biodefense Panel at RBC Capital Market's Healthcare Conference in New York on Tuesday, March 2, 2010 at 3:35 to 4:30 p.m. Eastern Time.

Links to a live audio Web cast and replay of the panel discussion may be accessed on the BioCryst Web site at www.biocryst.com.

About BioCryst

BioCryst Pharmaceuticals designs, optimizes and develops novel small-molecule pharmaceuticals that block key enzymes involved in infectious diseases, cancer and inflammatory diseases.  BioCryst has progressed two novel compounds that are in late-stage pivotal trials; peramivir, a neuraminidase inhibitor for the treatment of influenza, and forodesine, an orally-available purine nucleoside phosphorylase (PNP) inhibitor for cutaneous T-cell lymphoma (CTCL).  Additionally, BioCryst has a third product candidate, BCX4208—a next generation PNP inhibitor—in mid-stage trials for the treatment of gout.  Utilizing crystallography and structure-based drug design, BioCryst continues to discover additional compounds and to progress others through pre-clinical and early development to address the unmet medical needs of patients and physicians.  For more information, please visit the Company's Web site at www.biocryst.com.

This press release contains forward-looking statements, including statements regarding future results and achievements.  These statements involve known and unknown risks, uncertainties and other factors which may cause our actual results, performance or achievements to be materially different from any future results, performances or achievements expressed or implied by the forward-looking statements.  Please refer to the documents BioCryst files periodically with the SEC and located at http://investor.shareholder.com/biocryst/sec.cfm.

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SOURCE BioCryst Pharmaceuticals, Inc.

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