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Healthpoint Initiates Phase II, Dose-Finding Study to Evaluate Effectiveness of a Unique Cell Based Therapy in Venous Leg Ulcers
Date:3/16/2009

hese wounds is likely in the many billions of dollars. Accordingly, the availability of innovative and effective treatment strategies for such high-risk wounds could provide tremendous benefits to both patients and society.

"The novel format of this cell-based therapy shows great potential to deliver a compelling clinical and cost effectiveness profile," said Travis E. Baugh, President and Chief Operating Officer of Healthpoint. "The current study is an important part of our ongoing development strategy for advancing wound care therapies and our intended evidence-based dossier for regulatory filings in both the United States and Europe."

About HP802-247

HP802-247 consists of two components that are sprayed sequentially on the wound bed at the time of treatment: a fibrinogen solution and a cell preparation containing a mixture of growth arrested, living, allogeneic epidermal keratinocytes and dermal fibroblasts.

Based on in vitro studies, HP802-247 is expected to release various growth and angiogenic factors into the micro-environment of the wound through administration of these living, metabolically active, but non-proliferating cells that are trapped on the wound surface in a thin fibrin matrix. The secreted growth and angiogenic factors are anticipated to stimulate the patient's own cells to heal the wound.

About HEALTHPOINT, Ltd.

Since 1992, HEALTHPOINT has been dedicated to innovative technologies for the prevention and treatment of acute, chronic and burn-related wounds. The company is presently focused on the research and development of novel biologics and pharmaceuticals intended to improve clinical and quality of life outcomes. Currently marketed products include: Collagenase SANTYL(R) Ointment, OASIS(R) Wound Matrix, HYDROFERA BLUE(R) Bacteriostatic Wound Dressings, and SURGICEPT(R) Waterless Surgical Hand Antiseptic. HEALTHPOINT is also committed to advanci
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