Holmes Biopharma, Inc.
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Holmes Biopharma, Inc.

November 10, 2005 09:00 ET

Holmes Herbs, Inc.: Qualia Completes Research Contract for Merck Pharmaceuticals

SCOTTSDALE, ARIZONA--(CCNMatthews - Nov. 10, 2005) - Holmes Herbs, Inc., (OTCBB:HMHB), announced today that its clinical research partner, Qualia Clinical Research Services Inc. ("Qualia"), recently completed a clinical research contract on behalf of Merck Pharmaceuticals.

The clinical research for Merck Pharmaceuticals involved a Phase 4 trial on Monteleukast. Merck is a leading research-driven pharmaceutical company engaged in discovering, developing, manufacturing and marketing medicines for human health.

Holmes also announced that it has retained The Insight Financial Marketing Network as its corporate communications agency in the United States. The Insight Financial Marketing Network (www.insightfmn.com) will work to increase awareness of Holmes's corporate growth strategy among investors and business media, plus assist in identifying an institutional financing.

Holmes Herbs Inc. is acquiring Qualia, a transaction expected to close on or before November 30, 2005.

On behalf of the Board of Directors

John F. Metcalfe, President and CEO

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