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 News Release - April 19, 2006

Jay Speelhoffer Promoted to Vice President, Sales, HEALTHPOINT Tissue Management

FORT WORTH, Texas, April 19 (HSMN NewsFeed) -- Michael E. Steadman, President of Tissue Management for Healthpoint, Ltd., a DFB Pharmaceuticals Inc. affiliate company, has announced that Jay Speelhoffer has been appointed to Vice President, Sales for Healthpoint's Tissue Management Division. Mr. Speelhoffer, a Healthpoint executive since 2001, was most recently Director of Sales, Tissue Management, a position he has held for the past year.

Healthpoint, founded in 1992, is a specialty pharmaceutical company focusing on the research, development, and marketing of branded pharmaceuticals, over the counter drugs, and medical devices worldwide. Its Tissue Management business includes marketing prescription drugs and innovative prescription technologies and devices for skin and soft tissue, including the treatment of acute and chronic tissue compromises and full and partial thickness wounds, and for the management of intact skin.

As Vice President of Sales, he will continue to lead the company's field sales organization. His responsibilities include directing and executing the company's sales plan with an expanded sales team in several key markets within wound care.

"As Director of Sales last year, Jay led Healthpoint's sales team to exceed their 2005 goals," said Mr. Steadman. "His remarkable past sales success, constant guidance, and passion for his career make Jay the perfect choice to lead our sales organization to the next level, a milestone that will be achieved through a phase of expansive growth."

Prior to joining Healthpoint in 2001, Mr. Speelhoffer held noteworthy leadership positions with medpool.com, a healthcare technology company based in Redwood City, California; ConvaTec, a Bristol-Myers Squibb company in Dallas, Texas; and Johnson & Johnson Medical, Inc. in Arlington, Texas.

Mr. Speelhoffer earned his Bachelor of Science degree in Business Administration from Villanova University in Villanova, Pennsylvania. He also has completed a number of professional development courses from such institutions as Harvard Business School and University of Texas.

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. Healthpoint web site: http://www.Healthpoint.com .


Source: HEALTHPOINT

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