v2.4.0.6
DOCUMENT AND ENTITY INFORMATION (USD $)
In Millions, except Share data, unless otherwise specified
12 Months Ended
Dec. 31, 2012
Mar. 01, 2013
Jun. 29, 2012
Entity Registrant Name ENDOCYTE INC    
Entity Central Index Key 0001235007    
Current Fiscal Year End Date --12-31    
Entity Filer Category Accelerated Filer    
Trading Symbol ecyt    
Entity Common Stock, Shares Outstanding   35,925,498  
Document Type 10-K    
Amendment Flag false    
Document Period End Date Dec. 31, 2012    
Document Fiscal Period Focus FY    
Document Fiscal Year Focus 2012    
Entity Well-Known Seasoned Issuer No    
Entity Voluntary Filers No    
Entity Current Reporting Status Yes    
Entity Public Float     $ 247.6