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BioDelivery Sciences to Present at the Bank of America Merrill Lynch 2013 Health Care Conference

RALEIGH, N.C., May 7, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- BioDelivery Sciences International, Inc. (Nasdaq: BDSI) announced that Dr. Mark A. Sirgo , President and Chief Executive Officer of BDSI, will present at the Bank of America Merrill Lynch 2013 Health Care Conference.  The presentation is scheduled for Tuesday, May 14, 2013 at 5:00 p.m. Pacific Time (8:00 p.m. Eastern Time), at the Encore at Wynn in Las Vegas, Nevada.

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Dr. Sirgo will focus on the development status, timeline and market opportunity for BUNAVAIL for the management of opioid dependence and will discuss progress made by BDSI and its commercial partner, Endo Health Solutions, with the ongoing Phase 3 clinical program for BEMA Buprenorphine for the treatment of chronic pain.  Additionally, Dr. Sirgo will discuss BDSI's recent licensing of Clonidine Topical Gel for the treatment of painful diabetic neuropathy.

The presentation will be webcast live and can be accessed at  For those who are not available to listen to the live broadcast, a replay of the webcast will be available on the BDSI website.

About BioDelivery Sciences International

BioDelivery Sciences International (NASDAQ: BDSI) is a specialty pharmaceutical company that is leveraging its novel and proprietary patented drug delivery technologies to develop and commercialize, either on its own or in partnerships with third parties, new applications of proven therapeutics.  BDSI is focusing on developing products to meet unmet patient needs in the areas of pain management and addiction. 

BDSI's pain franchise currently consists of three products, two of which utilize the patented BioErodible MucoAdhesive (BEMA) drug delivery technology.  ONSOLIS (fentanyl buccal soluble film) is approved in the U.S., Canada, and the E.U. (where it is marketed as BREAKYL), for the management of breakthrough pain in opioid tolerant, adult patients with cancer.  The commercial rights are licensed to Meda for all territories worldwide except for Taiwan (licensed to TTY Biopharm) and South Korea (licensed to Kunwha Pharmaceutical Co.). 

BDSI's second pain product using the BEMA technology, BEMA Buprenorphine, is being developed for the treatment of moderate to severe chronic pain and is licensed on a worldwide basis to Endo Health Solutions.  BDSI's third pain product in development is Clonidine Topical Gel for the treatment of painful diabetic neuropathy, which was recently licensed from Arcion Therapeutics.

Additionally, BDSI is developing BUNAVAIL, a high dose formulation of buprenorphine in combination with naloxone for the treatment of opioid dependence.  Both BEMA Buprenorphine and BUNAVAIL are in Phase 3 clinical development, and Clonodine Topical Gel is in Phase 2 clinical development. 

BDSI's headquarters is located in Raleigh, North Carolina.  For more information visit

Cautionary Note on Forward-Looking Statements

This press release, the presentation referred to herein, and any statements of representatives and partners of BioDelivery Sciences International, Inc. (the "Company") related thereto contain, or may contain, among other things, certain "forward-looking statements" within the meaning of the Private Securities Litigation Reform Act of 1995.  Such forward-looking statements involve significant risks and uncertainties.  Such statements may include, without limitation, statements with respect to the Company's plans, objectives, projections, expectations and intentions and other statements identified by words such as "projects," "may," "will," "could," "would," "should," "believes," "expects," "anticipates," "estimates," "intends," "plans," "potential" or similar expressions.  These statements are based upon the current beliefs and expectations of the Company's management and are subject to significant risks and uncertainties, including those detailed in the Company's filings with the Securities and Exchange Commission and those that relate to the Company's ability to leverage the expertise of employees and partners to assist the Company in the execution of its strategy.  Actual results (including, without limitation, the timing for and results of the clinical trials and proposed NDA submissions for, and FDA review of, the Company's products in development) may differ significantly from those set forth in the forward-looking statements.  These forward-looking statements involve certain risks and uncertainties that are subject to change based on various factors (many of which are beyond the Company's control).  The Company undertakes no obligation to publicly update any forward-looking statements, whether as a result of new information, future events or otherwise, except as required by applicable law. 

BDSI® and BEMA® are registered trademarks of BioDelivery Sciences International, Inc.  The BioDelivery Sciences logo and BUNAVAIL™ are trademarks owned by BioDelivery Sciences International, Inc.  ONSOLIS® is a registered trademark of Meda Pharmaceuticals, Inc.  BREAKYL™ is a trademark owned by Meda Pharma GmbH & Co. KG.  All other trademarks and tradenames are owned by their respective owners.

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