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Derma Sciences Files S-1 Registration Statement
Date:11/16/2009

PRINCETON, N.J., Nov. 16 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- Derma Sciences, Inc. (OTC Bulletin Board: DSCI) a specialty medical device/pharmaceutical company focused on advanced wound care, announced today that it has filed an S-1 Registration Statement to offer 1,500,000 shares of its common stock. Rodman & Renshaw, LLC, a subsidiary of Rodman & Renshaw Capital Group, Inc. (Nasdaq: RODM) will act as sole book-running manager for the transaction.

Along with the raise, Derma has applied to list its shares on the NASDAQ under the symbol "DSCI." To meet the exchange's price requirement, Derma will hold a special shareholders' meeting on November 23, 2009 to vote on a reverse split of the Company's stock.

Derma Sciences will use the net offering proceeds to complete the purchase of the world-wide licensing rights to Medihoney, retire debt, purchase cost savings-related equipment, fund ongoing product development initiatives, and for general working capital purposes.

For more news and information on Derma Sciences, Inc., please visit www.IRGnews.com/coi/DSCI where you can find the CEO's video, a fact sheet on the company, investor presentations, and more. You can find further information at www.dermasciences.com.

A registration statement relating to these securities has been filed with the Securities and Exchange Commission but has not yet become effective. These securities may not be sold nor may offers to buy be accepted prior to the time the registration statement becomes effective.

The offering will be made only by means of a prospectus, copies of which may be obtained from Rodman & Renshaw, LLC, 1251 Avenue of the Americas, New York, NY 10020, or by calling 212-430-1710. An electronic copy of the prospectus is also available on the web site of the Securities and Exchange Commission (the "SEC") at http://www.sec.gov.

This press release shall not constitute an offer to sell or the solicitation of an offer to buy any of the securities, nor shall there be any sale of these securities in any state or jurisdiction in which such offer, solicitation or sale would be unlawful prior to registration or qualification under the securities laws of any such state or jurisdiction.

About Derma Sciences

Derma Sciences is a specialty medical device / pharmaceutical company focusing on advanced wound care. 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 the focus of a positive large-scale randomized controlled trial on leg ulcers. Derma's recently FDA cleared BIOGUARD(TM) Barrier Dressing is the Company's latest new product entrant into the $14 billion global wound care market. The barrier technology was licensed from Quick-Med Technologies, Inc. in Q1 of 2007. Derma also has in development DSC127, a novel angiotensin analog for accelerated wound healing and scar reduction. DSC127 was licensed from the University of Southern California in Q4 of 2007. Patient enrollment for a Phase II study began in Q4 of 2008. Results from this study are expected to be submitted to the FDA in Q2 of 2010.

For more information about Derma Sciences, Inc., visit http://www.dermasciences.com.

Forward-Looking Statements

Statements contained in this release that are not statements of historical fact may be deemed to be forward-looking statements. Without limiting the generality of the foregoing, words such as "may," "will," "expect," "believe," "anticipate," "intend," "could," "estimate" or "continue" are intended to identify forward-looking statements. Readers are cautioned that certain important factors may affect the Company's actual results and could cause such results to differ materially from any forward-looking statements which may be made in this release or which are otherwise made by or on behalf of the Company. Factors which may affect the Company's results include, but are not limited to, product demand, market acceptance, impact of competitive products and prices, product development, completion of an acquisition, commercialization or technological difficulties, the success or failure of negotiations and trade, legal, social and economic risks. Additional factors that could cause or contribute to differences between the Company's actual results and forward-looking statements include but are not limited to, those discussed in the Company's fillings with the Securities and Exchange Commission.

    Contacts:  Derma Sciences, Inc.
               Edward J. Quilty
               Chairman and CEO
               equilty@dermasciences.com
               (609) 514-4744

               The Investor Relations Group
               Jason Strominger  (Investor Relations)
               Michael Crawford (Investor Relations)
               Enrique Briz (Public Relations)
               212-825-3210

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