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

ll give consumers the ability to have a sterilized, standardized, and regulated all-natural product in their first aid kits at home, with the knowledge that the product is safe and effective."

To date, four versions of MEDIHONEY have been cleared by the FDA for sales into the medical market, and all four were cleared for sales into the OTC market. According to a 2004 report from marketresearch.com, the United States first aid market reached $1.5 billion in 2003, and was predicted to reach $2.5 billion by 2008. One quarter of these sales are through private label brands. Drivers of increasing sales are new technologies, an increasing reliance on self-care, and the ageing population.

About Derma Sciences

Derma Sciences is a global manufacturer and marketer of advanced wound-care products. Its key product, MEDIHONEY, is sold throughout the world by Derma Sciences and Comvita New Zealand -- the licensor of the patented honey-based technology -- and is the leading brand of honey-based dressings for the management of wounds and burns. The product has been shown to be effective in a variety of wounds and burns, and was recently the focus of a large-scale randomized controlled trial on leg ulcers. Derma has two products in development: the BIOGUARD(TM) line of barrier gauze dressings, and DSC127, the company's novel angiotensin analog for accelerated wound healing and scar reduction. The barrier technology was licensed from Quick-Med in Q1 of 2007 and is pending its initial FDA marketing clearance. DSC127 was licensed from The University of Southern California in Q4 of 2007 and is entering into a Phase II study, with anticipated initial patient enrollment to begin in Q3 of 2008. For more information about Derma Sciences, Inc., visit its home page on the Internet at http://www.dermasciences.com.

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