SurModics I-vation(TM) Intravitreal Implant Six Month Clinical Study Data to Be Presented at the American Society of Retina Specialists Meeting

September 5, 2006 at 4:01 PM EDT

EDEN PRAIRIE, Minn.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Sept. 5, 2006--SurModics, Inc. (Nasdaq:SRDX), a leading provider of surface modification and drug delivery technologies to the healthcare industry, announced today that six month results from its STRIDE (Sustained Triamcinolone Release for Inhibition of Diabetic Macular Edema) Phase I Clinical Study will be presented at the American Society of Retina Specialists (ASRS) meeting by ASRS President Eugene de Juan, Jr., M.D. on September 12. The trial is assessing the safety and tolerability of the I-vation(TM) Intravitreal Implant with triamcinolone acetonide in patients with Diabetic Macular Edema under an Investigational New Drug application with the U.S. Food and Drug Administration.

Dr. de Juan's presentation, entitled "The I-vation Sustained Release Drug Delivery System and Intravitreal Implant," will be delivered in the course of a scientific symposium on diabetic retinopathy. The symposium will be part of the 24th Annual ASRS meeting, to be held in Cannes, France September 9-13, 2006.

About SurModics, Inc.

SurModics, Inc. is a leading provider of surface modification technologies in the areas of biocompatibility, site specific drug delivery, biological cell encapsulation, and medical diagnostics. SurModics partners with the world's foremost medical device, pharmaceutical and life science companies to bring innovation together for better patient outcomes. Recent collaborative efforts include the implementation of SurModics' Bravo(TM) drug delivery polymer matrix as a key component of the first-to-market drug-eluting coronary stent. SurModics is also active in the ophthalmology market with a sustained drug delivery system that is currently in human trials for treatment of retinal disease. A significant portion of SurModics' revenue is generated by royalties earned from the sale of our customers' commercial products. SurModics is headquartered in Eden Prairie, MN. More information about the company can be found at The content of SurModics' web site is not part of this release or part of any filings the company makes with the SEC.

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