Holmes Biopharma, Inc.
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Holmes Biopharma, Inc.
Qualia Clinical Services, Inc.

December 17, 2007 15:58 ET

Qualia Clinical Services Executive Management Update

OMAHA, NEBRASKA--(Marketwire - Dec. 17, 2007) - Qualia Clinical Services, Inc., a division of Holmes BioPharma, Inc. (OTCBB:HLMB), is pleased to announce changes in the executive management structure. Two members of the founding management team are promoted and a CFO joins the team.

Azhar Kalim advances into the role of Chief Operating Officer. Mr. Kalim will be responsible for Qualia's worldwide operations. This promotion comes as a result of the leadership that Mr. Kalim demonstrated during the last 19 months as Qualia's General Manager and Vice President of Business Development.

"I will continue to work with our very capable management team here at Qualia to continue our growth," Mr. Kalim states. "I intend to enhance our cohesive global operations and maximize quality and timeliness. I want to ensure that every client has a premium experience with Qualia."

Joining Qualia as Chief Financial Officer and Corporate Counsel is Sylvester J. Orsi, CPA, Esq. Mr. Orsi brings over 20 years of experience in corporate finance and mergers and acquisitions, both domestically and in the emerging markets. As a Certified Public Accountant and an attorney, Mr. Orsi has well-rounded experience in managing corporate finance.

"Qualia is made up of an amazing assembly of talented people," explains Mr. Orsi. "The industry is growing at an impressive rate, and Qualia has established a respectable market position in a short period of time. My confidence in the growth potential of this company is very high, and the management environment is custom tailored to capitalize on the opportunities that exist in the industry."

Mark McDonald assumes responsibility for the Business Development department at Qualia. As Senior Director of Business Development, Mr. McDonald takes responsibility for managing company sales growth and strengthening client relationships. He has over 16 years of operational and business development experience in the clinical research industry and played a key role in opening Qualia in 2006.

About Qualia Clinical Services

Qualia is a full-service Contract Research Organization (CRO) with facilities in North America and Europe. Qualia serves the pharmaceutical, biotechnology and generic industries with Early and Late Phase clinical research, clinical pharmacology, bioequivalence, PK/PD analysis, data management and statistical services. Qualia is redefining the clinical research industry in terms of innovation, flexibility and customer focus. Information is available online at qualiaclinical.com or by calling (866) 629-7100.

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