Conference Call Wednesday, October 21st, 9:00 AM EDT

BOONTON, N.J.–(BUSINESS WIRE)–Oct. 20, 2009– Unigene Laboratories, Inc. (OTCBB: UGNE, will host a conference call on Wednesday, October 21, 2009, at 9:00 AM EDT to update investors on the Company’s recently announced agreement to license Unigene’s Phase III oral calcitonin program to Tarsa Therapeutics.

Unigene invites all those interested in hearing management’s discussion to join the call by dialing (877) 407-0782 for participants in the United States and (201) 689-8567 for international participants. A replay will be available for seven days after the call and can be accessed by dialing (877) 660-6853 for participants in the United States and (201) 612-7415 for international participants. When prompted, enter account number 286 and conference ID#335990. The conference call may also be accessed via the Web at; a link will be provided for listeners to join the call.

About Unigene Laboratories, Inc.

Unigene Laboratories, Inc. is a biopharmaceutical company focusing on the oral and nasal delivery of large-market peptide drugs. Due to the size of the worldwide osteoporosis market, Unigene is targeting its initial efforts on developing calcitonin and PTH-based therapies. Fortical®, Unigene’s nasal calcitonin product for the treatment of postmenopausal osteoporosis, received FDA approval and was launched in August 2005. Unigene has licensed the U.S. rights for Fortical® to Upsher-Smith Laboratories, worldwide rights for its oral PTH technology to GlaxoSmithKline and worldwide rights for its calcitonin manufacturing technology to Novartis. Unigene’s patented oral delivery technology has successfully delivered, in preclinical and/or clinical trials, various peptides including calcitonin, PTH and insulin. Unigene’s patented manufacturing technology is designed to cost-effectively produce peptides in quantities sufficient to support their worldwide commercialization as oral or nasal therapeutics. For more information about Unigene, call (973) 882-0860 or visit For information about Fortical, visit

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Source: Unigene Laboratories, Inc.
Unigene Investor:
The Investor Relations Group
Erika Moran/Dian Griesel, PhD
Susan Morgenbesser, 212-825-3210