updated 6/1/2011 4:17:07 PM ET 2011-06-01T20:17:07

WEST LAFAYETTE, Ind., June 1, 2011 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- Endocyte, Inc. (Nasdaq:ECYT), a biopharmaceutical company developing targeted small molecule drug conjugates (SMDCs) and companion imaging diagnostics for personalized therapy, announced today that Ron Ellis, President and CEO of Endocyte, will present at the upcoming Jefferies 2011 Global Healthcare Conference on Wednesday, June 8, 2011 at 1:30 p.m. EDT. The conference is being held in New York City.

A live audio webcast of the Company's presentation can be accessed at wsw.com/webcast/jeff60/ecyt or under "Events & Presentations" in the Investor Relations section of Endocyte's website at www.endocyte.com. The webcast will be archived shortly after the live event and a replay will be available on the Company's website for 90 days following the conference.

About Endocyte

Endocyte is a biopharmaceutical company developing targeted therapies for the treatment of cancer and inflammatory diseases. Endocyte uses its proprietary technology to create novel small molecule drug conjugates (SMDCs) and companion imaging diagnostics for personalized targeted therapies. The company's SMDCs actively target receptors that are over-expressed on diseased cells, relative to healthy cells. This targeted approach is designed to enable the treatment of patients with highly active drugs at greater doses, delivered more frequently, and over longer periods of time than would be possible with the untargeted drug alone. The companion imaging diagnostics are designed to identify patients whose disease over-expresses the target of the therapy and who are therefore more likely to benefit from treatment.

CONTACT: Stephanie Ascher, Stern Investor Relations, Inc.
         (212) 362-1200; stephanie@sternir.com
         Martina Schwarzkopf, Ph.D., Russo Partners
         (212) 845-4292, martina.schwarzkopf@russopartnersllc.com
         Tony Russo, Ph. D., Russo Partners
         (212) 845 4251, tony.russo@russopartnersllc.com

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