RALEIGH, N.C., Dec. 19, 2019 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- BioDelivery Sciences International, Inc. (Nasdaq: BDSI), a rapidly growing commercial-stage specialty pharmaceutical company dedicated to patients living with chronic conditions, today announced it has been selected for addition to the NASDAQ Biotechnology Index (Nasdaq: NBI). BDSI’s addition to the NBI will become effective prior to market open on Monday, December 23, 2019.
Companies in the NBI must meet eligibility requirements, including minimum market capitalization and average daily trading volume, among other criteria. All securities in the NBI index are listed on the NASDAQ Global Market or the NASDAQ Global Select Market, which BDSI was accepted into in October 2019.
The NBI is designed to track the performance of a set of securities listed on The Nasdaq Stock Market® (NASDAQ®) that are classified as either biotechnology or pharmaceutical according to the Industry Classification Benchmark (ICB). Additionally, the NBI serves as the basis for the Blackrock iShares Nasdaq Biotechnology ETF (Nasdaq: IBB), the largest ETF that tracks this index directly. For more information about the NASDAQ Biotechnology Index, please visit https://indexes.nasdaqomx.com/Index/Overview/NBI.
About BioDelivery Sciences International, Inc.
BioDelivery Sciences International, Inc. (NASDAQ: BDSI) is a commercial-stage specialty pharmaceutical company dedicated to patients living with chronic conditions. BDSI has built a portfolio of products that includes utilizing its novel and proprietary BioErodible MucoAdhesive (BEMA®) technology to develop and commercialize, either on its own or in partnership with third parties, new applications of proven therapies aimed at addressing important unmet medical needs. BDSI's marketed products and those in development address serious and debilitating conditions such as chronic pain, breakthrough cancer pain, opioid dependence, and opioid-induced constipation.
Cautionary Note on Forward-Looking Statements
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