SOURCE: HEALTHPOINT Ltd.

July 19, 2005 12:08 ET

Novation Recognizes HEALTHPOINT's Spray Delivery System of Healing as a New Medical Technology

FORT WORTH, TX -- (MARKET WIRE) -- July 19, 2005 -- HEALTHPOINT, Ltd. has announced that its novel spray delivery system for ACCUZYME® (Papain, Urea) Spray and PANAFIL® (Papain, Urea, Chlorophyllin Copper Complex Sodium) Spray has been recognized as a new medical technology by the Novation Wound Care Management Council.

Novation is the supply company of VHA Inc. and the University HealthSystem Consortium (UHC). Novation is committed to ensuring that VHA and UHC members have access to information about new and potentially innovative health care technology.

According to Sarah Young, Product Manager of the Tissue Management Division at HEALTHPOINT, the spray dosage form saves time, and more importantly, reduces trauma to patients and their wounds.

The ACCUZYME® Spray and PANAFIL® Spray delivery system gives health care providers a dosage form to spray onto wounds without the use of applicators commonly used with comparable ointments. The spray delivery form allows for fast and easy applications onto wound beds without running or dripping.

"This spray system translates into a significant time savings for health care providers," said Ms. Young, "and enables them to treat those hard-to-reach areas with less waste."

Upon application a small percentage of patients may occasionally experience a slight stinging sensation when using ACCUZYME® Spray or PANAFIL® Spray.

About HEALTHPOINT

Since its inception in 1992, HEALTHPOINT has established a U.S. presence in the research, development, and marketing of branded pharmaceuticals, over the counter drugs, and medical devices for tissue management, dermatology and surgical indications. An aggressive research and development effort has brought HEALTHPOINT's unique technologies to the market, setting the pace for its highly trained field sales organization of direct sales representatives. HEALTHPOINT, with over 300 employees, is a DFB Pharmaceuticals, Inc. affiliate company. HEALTHPOINT is based in Fort Worth, Texas. Visit HEALTHPOINT's web site at www.HEALTHPOINT.com.

About Novation

Based in Irving, Texas, Novation was established in January 1998 through a combination of the supply programs of VHA and UHC, two national health care alliances. Novation serves the purchasing needs of more than 2,500 members and affiliates of VHA and UHC. These organizations used Novation to purchase more than $23 billion in supplies in 2004. Visit Novation's web site at www.novationco.com.

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