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BioDelivery Sciences to Present at the Cowen and Company 34th Annual Health Care Conference

RALEIGH, N.C., Feb. 28, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- BioDelivery Sciences International, Inc. (Nasdaq: BDSI) announced that Dr. Mark A. Sirgo, President and Chief Executive Officer of BDSI, will present at the Cowen and Company 34th Annual Health Care Conference.  The presentation is scheduled for Tuesday, March 4, 2014 at 8:40 a.m. Eastern Time at the Boston Marriott Copley Place.

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BDSI submitted a New Drug Application (NDA) for BUNAVAIL for the treatment of opioid dependence, and based on timelines established by the Prescription Drug User Fee Act (PDUFA), the review of the BUNAVAIL NDA is expected to be completed by June 7, 2014.  Dr. Sirgo will be providing an update on BUNAVAIL commercial options and the anticipated market opportunity.

Additionally, Dr. Sirgo will provide an update on the progress made by BDSI and its commercial partner, Endo Pharmaceuticals, with the ongoing Phase 3 clinical program for BEMA Buprenorphine for the treatment of chronic pain, including the recently announced positive topline results from the Phase 3 clinical study in opioid naïve patients.  

The presentation will be webcast live and can be accessed at www.bdsi.com.  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.  ONSOLIS® (fentanyl buccal soluble film) is approved in the U.S., Canada, and the E.U. (where it is marketed as BREAKYLTM), 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.).  BEMA Buprenorphine, which is licensed on a worldwide basis to Endo Pharmaceuticals, is currently in Phase III development for the treatment of moderate to severe chronic pain.  Clonidine Topical Gel is expected to enter Phase III trials in the first quarter of 2014 for the treatment of painful diabetic neuropathy.  BUNAVAILTM, a BEMA formulation of buprenorphine and naloxone, is currently under review by FDA for the maintenance treatment of opioid dependence and has a PDUFA date of June 7, 2104.

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

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.  PAINKYLTM is a trademark owned by TTY Biopharm.  All other trademarks and tradenames are owned by their respective owners.

Cautionary Note on Forward-Looking Statements

This press release, the presentation described 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.  Actual results (including, without limitation, the results of the Company's clinical, regulatory and commercialization activities described herein) 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. 

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