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Healthpoint Launches Collagenase SANTYL(R) Ointment in Canada
Date:1/26/2010

th increasing efficiency and frequency of debridement. There is also wide agreement that debridement should no longer be considered a one-time event; rather, effective ongoing or maintenance debridement until granulation tissue is well established should be provided to keep the wound free of necrotic, bacterial and cellular barriers that can interfere with the wound's ability to progress toward healing.

Collagenase SANTYL® Ointment is a selective enzymatic debriding agent that contains 250 collagenase units per gram of white petrolatum USP. The enzyme collagenase is derived from the fermentation of Clostridium histolyticum and possesses the ability to liquefy collagen in necrotic tissue without harming healthy granulation tissue.

Healthpoint acquired the rights to market Collagenase SANTYL® Ointment as part of its acquisition of the topical collagenase business from BioSpecifics Technologies Corporation in March 2006. Following transition of manufacturing operations, Healthpoint filed for and received authorization from Health Canada to re-introduce the product into the Canadian market.

"The reintroduction of Collagenase SANTYL® Ointment is a strategic milestone for Healthpoint that reflects our commitment to supporting the brand in the Canadian market," said Jay Nisbet, Senior Director of International Business Development at Healthpoint. "We are particularly pleased that this portfolio extension also represents an important addition to the therapeutic landscape in Canada."

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
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