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Axcan announces conference call and webcast for third quarter of fiscal 2005 results

Aug 02, 2005 - 11:59 ET

TSX SYMBOL (Toronto Stock Exchange): AXP
NASDAQ SYMBOL (Nasdaq National Market): AXCA


MONT SAINT-HILAIRE, QC, Aug. 2 - Axcan Pharma Inc. ("Axcan"
or the "Company") today announced that it will report financial results for
the third quarter of fiscal 2005 ended June 30, 2005, on Thursday,
August 11, 2005.

Axcan will host a conference call at 5:00 P.M. ET, on August 11, 2005.
Interested parties may also access the conference call by webcast at . The webcast will be archived for 90 days.

The telephone numbers to access the conference call are (866) 250-4910
(Canada and United States) or (416) 640-4127 (international). A replay of the
call will be available until August 18, 2005. The telephone number to access
the replay of the call is (416) 640-1917 code: 21133243.

Axcan is a leading specialty pharmaceutical company involved in the field
of gastroenterology. The Company markets a broad line of prescription products
sold for the treatment of symptoms in a number of gastrointestinal diseases
and disorders such as inflammatory bowel disease, irritable bowel syndrome,
cholestatic liver diseases and complications related to cystic fibrosis.
Axcan's products are marketed by its own sales force in North America and
Europe. Its common shares are listed on the Toronto Stock Exchange under the
symbol "AXP" and on the NASDAQ National Market under the symbol "AXCA".

"Safe Harbor" statement under the Private Securities Litigation Reform
Act of 1995.

To the extent any statements made in this release contain information
that is not historical, these statements are essentially forward looking and
are subject to risks and uncertainties, including the difficulty of predicting
FDA and other regulatory approvals, acceptance and demand for new
pharmaceutical products, the impact of competitive products and pricing, new
product development and launch, reliance on key strategic alliances,
availability of raw materials, the regulatory environment, fluctuations in
operating results and other risks detailed from time to time in the Company's
filings with the Securities and Exchange Commission and the Canadian
Multijurisdictional Disclosure System.

Julie M. Thibodeau,
Manager, Investor Relations,
Axcan Pharma Inc., (450) 467-5138 ext. 2062,;

Source: Axcan Pharma Inc.