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BioSante Pharmaceuticals to Present at BIO InvestorForum

LINCOLNSHIRE, Illinois (October 17, 2005) – BioSante Pharmaceuticals (AMEX: BPA) today announced that Stephen M. Simes, president and chief executive officer, will present a corporate overview at the 2005 BIO InvestorForum in San Francisco. The presentation will take place on Wednesday, October 19 at 11:00 a.m. PDT at the Palace Hotel.

The BIO InvestorForum, coordinated by the Biotechnology Industry Organization, profiles more than 190 of this year’s top life science growth companies, as well as those poised to join the growth “watch list” in 2006.

About BioSante Pharmaceuticals, Inc.

BioSante is developing a pipeline of hormone therapy products to treat both men and women. These hormone therapy products are gel formulations for transdermal administration that deliver bioidentical estradiol and testosterone. BioSante’s lead products include Bio-E-Gel® (bioidentical estradiol gel) for the treatment of women with menopausal symptoms, and LibiGel® (bioidentical testosterone gel) for the treatment of female sexual dysfunction (FSD).

The current market in the U.S. for estrogen and testosterone products is approximately $2.5 billion. The transdermal gel formulations used in the women’s gel products are licensed by BioSante from Antares Pharma Inc. The company also is developing its calcium phosphate nanotechnology (CaP) for novel vaccines, including biodefense vaccines for toxins such as anthrax and ricin, and drug delivery systems. Additional information is available online at: biosantepharma.cdmail.biz.

This news release contains forward-looking statements within the meaning of the Private Securities Litigation Reform Act of 1995. The statements regarding BioSante contained in this press release that are not historical in nature, particularly those that utilize terminology such as “may,” “will,” “should,” “likely,” “expects,” “anticipates,” “estimates,” “believes” or “plans,” or comparable terminology, are forward-looking statements. Forward-looking statements are based on current expectations and assumptions, and entail various risks and uncertainties that could cause actual results to differ materially from those expressed in such forward-looking statements.

Important factors known to BioSante that cause actual results to differ materially from those expressed in such forward-looking statements are the difficulty of developing pharmaceutical products, obtaining regulatory and other approvals and achieving market acceptance, and other factors identified and discussed from time to time in BioSante’s filings with the Securities and Exchange Commission, including those factors discussed on pages 19 to 31 of BioSante’s Form 10-KSB, which discussion also is incorporated herein by reference. All forward-looking statements speak only as of the date of this news release. BioSante undertakes no obligation to update or revise any forward-looking statement, whether as a result of new information, future events or otherwise.

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