Biodel Has Been Added to Russell Microcap Index

Biodel Has Been Added to Russell Microcap Index

DANBURY, Conn., July 2, 2013 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- Biodel Inc. (Nasdaq:BIOD), a
biotechnology company developing novel treatments for diabetes, announced
today that the company has joined the Russell Microcap^® Index.

Biodel president and chief executive officer Errol De Souza said: "We are
pleased Biodel has been added to the Russell Microcap Index, which will expand
our visibility to a broad range of institutional investors. It is well
established that investors rely on the Russell Indexes for true market
representation and we expect our inclusion to have many benefits, including
increased liquidity and broader exposure to institutional investors."

Russell determines membership for its equity indexes primarily by objective,
market-capitalization rankings and style attributes. Russell indexes are
widely used by investment managers and institutional investors for index funds
and as benchmarks for both passive and active investment strategies.
Approximately $4.1 trillion in assets are benchmarked to the Russell Indexes.

About Biodel Inc.

Biodel Inc. is a specialty biopharmaceutical company focused on the
development and commercialization of innovative treatments for diabetes that
may be safer, more effective and more convenient for patients. We develop our
product candidates by applying our proprietary formulation technologies to
existing drugs in order to improve their therapeutic profiles. More
information about Biodel is available at www.biodel.com.

Safe-Harbor Statement

This press release contains forward-looking statements within the meaning of
the Private Securities Litigation Reform Act of 1995. Such forward-looking
statements include statements about future activities related to the clinical
development plans for the company's drug candidates, including the potential
timing, design and outcomes of clinical trials; and the company's ability to
develop and commercialize product candidates. Forward-looking statements
represent our management's judgment regarding future events. All statements,
other than statements of historical facts, including statements regarding our
strategy, future operations, future clinical trial results, future financial
position, future revenues, projected costs, prospects, plans and objectives of
management are forward-looking statements. The words "anticipates,"
"believes," "could," "estimates," "expects," "intends," "may," "plans,"
"potential," "predicts," "projects," "should," "will," "would" and similar
expressions are intended to identify forward-looking statements, although not
all forward-looking statements contain these identifying words. The company's
forward-looking statements are subject to a number of known and unknown risks
and uncertainties that could cause actual results, performance or achievements
to differ materially from those described or implied in the forward-looking
statements, including, but not limited to, the success of our product
candidates, particularly our proprietary formulations of injectable insulin
that are designed to be absorbed more rapidly than the "rapid-acting" mealtime
insulin analogs presently used to treat patients with Type 1 and Type 2
diabetes and our glucagon presentation that is intended to treat patients
experiencing severe hypoglycemia; our ability to successfully complete a Phase
2 clinical trial of a proprietary insulin formulation in a timely manner, and
the outcome of that trial; our ability to conduct pivotal clinical trials,
other tests or analyses required by the U.S. Food and Drug Administration, or
FDA, to secure approval to commercialize a proprietary formulation of
injectable insulin or a stable glucagon presentation; the success of our
formulation development work with insulin analog-based formulations of a
proprietary injectable insulin and a stable glucagon presentation; our ability
to secure approval from the FDA for our product candidates under Section
505(b)(2) of the Federal Food, Drug, and Cosmetic Act; the progress, timing or
success of our research, development and clinical programs, including any
resulting data analyses; our ability to develop and commercialize a
proprietary formulation of injectable insulin that may be associated with less
injection site discomfort than Linjeta™ (formerly referred to as VIAject^®),
which is the subject of a complete response letter we received from the FDA;
our ability to enter into collaboration arrangements for the commercialization
of our product candidates and the success or failure of any such
collaborations into which we enter, or our ability to commercialize our
product candidates ourselves; our ability to protect our intellectual property
and operate our business without infringing upon the intellectual property
rights of others; the degree of clinical utility of our product candidates;
the ability of our major suppliers to produce our products in our final dosage
form; our commercialization, marketing and manufacturing capabilities and
strategies; our ability to accurately estimate anticipated operating losses,
future revenues, capital requirements and our needs for additional financing;
and other factors identified in our most recent report on Form 10-Q for the
quarter ended March 31, 2013.The company disclaims any obligation to update
any forward-looking statements as a result of events occurring after the date
of this press release.

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CONTACT: Seth D. Lewis, +1-646-378-2952
 
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