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SurModics Named to Forbes 200 Best Small Companies List

EDEN PRAIRIE, Minn.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Oct. 18, 2007--SurModics, Inc. (Nasdaq: SRDX), a leading provider of surface modification and drug delivery technologies to the healthcare industry, was recently named to Forbes magazine's annual ranking of the 200 Best Small Companies. The company was ranked number 105 overall, and this year's inclusion marks the sixth time in eight years SurModics has been named to the list.

About SurModics, Inc.

SurModics, Inc. is a leading provider of surface modification and drug delivery technologies to the healthcare industry. SurModics partners with the world's foremost medical device, pharmaceutical and life science companies to develop and commercialize innovative products that result in better patient outcomes. Core offerings include: drug delivery technologies (coatings, microparticles, and implants); surface modification coating technologies that impart lubricity, prohealing, and biocompatibility capabilities; and components for in vitro diagnostic test kits and specialized surfaces for cell culture and microarrays. Collaborative efforts include a sustained drug delivery system in human trials for treatment of retinal disease and the drug delivery polymer matrix on the first-to-market drug-eluting coronary stent. SurModics is headquartered in Eden Prairie, Minnesota and its Brookwood Pharmaceuticals subsidiary is located in Birmingham, Alabama. For more information about the company, visit www.surmodics.com. The content of SurModics' web site is not part of this release or part of any filings the company makes with the SEC.

CONTACT: SurModics, Inc.
Phil Ankeny
Senior Vice President and Chief Financial Officer
(952) 829-2700

SOURCE: SurModics, Inc.