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Derma Sciences Receives FDA Clearance to Sell MEDIHONEY(TM) Over the Counter
Date:6/24/2008

Products stocked in nationwide pharmacies will provide easy access for

consumers

PRINCETON, N.J., June 24 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- Derma Sciences (OTC Bulletin Board: DSCI), a provider of advanced wound care products, announced today that its key product line, MEDIHONEY(TM) Wound & Burn Dressings with Active Leptospermum Honey, has been cleared by the FDA for over the counter (OTC) sales. This will provide consumers with expanded access to the products for wounds and burns that do not require the attention of a medical professional.

CEO Ed Quilty stated, "This is one of the significant milestones we have been waiting for, and have greatly anticipated since the acquisition of our new first aid division back at the end of 2007. When we first launched MEDIHONEY in the US, the media attention it garnered was incredible, pointing to a large potential market in the consumer arena. This OTC clearance paves the way for a similar deal to the one we recently announced for MEDIHONEY's distribution in pharmacies in Canada. We are confident we will be able to structure an arrangement here in the US with a major pharmacy chain by year end, and expect to have products available at retail throughout the country by early 2009. Our goal is to develop and launch novel advanced wound care technologies into the medical market, and then leverage those technologies -- such as MEDIHONEY and our BIOGUARD(TM) line of antimicrobial gauze dressings -- to grow our presence in the retail market. Success with this plan will maximize product access for patients and consumers, and will greatly enhance value to our shareholders.

"With consumer trends indicating strong interest in naturally derived health care products, we believe we are hitting the time just right and are uniquely positioned to offer the only 100% natural FDA cleared product for wounds and burns that has been tested through rigorous randomized controlled studies. This wi
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