SOURCE: Depomed, Inc.

November 17, 2010 07:07 ET

Depomed Ranked #93 Fastest Growing Company in North America on Deloitte's 2010 Technology Fast 500TM

MENLO PARK, CA--(Marketwire - November 17, 2010) -


Depomed, Inc. (NASDAQ: DEPO) today announced that it ranked number 93 on Technology Fast 500TM, Deloitte's ranking of 500 of the fastest growing technology, media, telecommunications, life sciences and clean technology companies in North America. Rankings are based on percentage of fiscal year revenue growth during the period from 2005-2009. Depomed grew 1,211% during that period.

"We are proud to be recognized as a growth company within the technology industries. Our growth is driven by products based on our Acuform® drug delivery technology, and we look forward to the potential approval of our next product DM-1796 for postherpetic neuralgia in the first quarter of 2011," said Carl Pelzel, Depomed's president and chief executive officer.

"Depomed and the other 2010 Technology Fast 500TM winners forged ahead in a challenging economic environment to realize exceptional growth," said Phil Asmundson, Vice Chairman and Deloitte's U.S. technology, media and telecommunications leader. "Deloitte commends Depomed for this impressive accomplishment."

For additional detail on the Technology Fast 500TM including selection and qualifying criteria, visit www.fast500.com.

About Depomed

Depomed, Inc. is a specialty pharmaceutical company with one product candidate through Phase 3 clinical development, another in Phase 3 clinical development, two approved products on the market and other product candidates in its early stage pipeline. Product candidate DM-1796 has completed Phase 3 clinical development and has been licensed to Abbott Products Inc. A New Drug Application for DM-1796 was accepted by the FDA in the second quarter of 2010. Product candidate Serada® is in Phase 3 clinical development for menopausal hot flashes. GLUMETZA® (metformin hydrochloride extended release tablets) is approved for use in adults with type 2 diabetes and promoted by Santarus, Inc. in the United States. Depomed formulates its products and product candidates with its proven, proprietary Acuform® drug delivery technology, which is designed to improve existing oral medications, allowing for extended, controlled release of medications to the upper gastrointestinal tract. Benefits of Acuform- enhanced pharmaceuticals include the convenience of once-daily administration, improved treatment tolerability and enhanced compliance and efficacy. Additional information about Depomed may be found on its website, http://www.depomed.com.

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    Sheilah Serradell
    Depomed, Inc.
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