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 News Release - September 20, 2013

Biomed Pharmaceuticals Announces Key Additions to Management Team

Craig Mears and Leo Gianacopoulos Join Biomed

SHARON HILL, Pa.--(Healthcare Sales & Marketing Network)--Biomed Pharmaceuticals, (“Biomed” or the “Company”), a leading national specialty infusion pharmacy provider, has named Craig Mears as Senior Vice President of Sales and Marketing, effective immediately. Mr. Mears has over 26 years of experience in sales leadership, patient advocacy, product development, marketing, operations, and clinical program development. Most recently, Mr. Mears was with Biogen Idec where he was responsible for building the hemophilia field force and business strategy, hiring the field management team and managing community relationships. Prior to that, Mr. Mears was with Accredo, the specialty pharmacy division of Express Scripts from 1996-2012. Mr. Mears has a Bachelor of Business Administration from Baldwin Wallace College in Berea, Ohio.

Leo Gianacopoulos has been named Senior Vice President of Pharmacy Operations, effective immediately. Mr. Gianacopoulos has 23 years of experience in specialty pharmacy management. Most recently, Mr. Gianacopoulos was Vice President of Operations at BioScrip where he was responsible for infusion operations (east) and established operations for a national hemophilia program with centralized intake and pharmacy fulfillment services. Prior to that, Mr. Gianacopoulos was Vice President of Operations for Biological Therapies for Coram Healthcare from 2003-2009. Mr. Gianacopoulos has a Bachelor of Science in Pharmacy from the University of the Sciences / Philadelphia College of Pharmacy & Science. He also is a Certified Project Management Professional through PMI, Inc. and has a Master Certificate in Applied Project Management from Villanova University. Mark Strollo will transition his operational oversight to Mr. Gianacopoulos and will assume the role of Senior Vice President of Clinical and Regulatory Matters to further strengthen the service to our patients and other partners.

“We welcome Craig and Leo to the executive management team. We have positioned our company to execute on our growth strategy and to deliver superior healthcare programs and services to our patients, referral sources, advocacy groups, payers and pharmaceutical manufacturer partners,” commented Gaston Bernstein, Chief Executive Officer of Biomed.

About Biomed Pharmaceuticals

The Company is a leading pharmacy provider of intravenous and injectable medications for patients with chronic disorders. Biomed provides Intravenous Immunoglobulin (“IVIG”) therapy for immune, neurological and transplant patients, as well as Factor products for Hemophilia patients and DMARDs and TNF Inhibitors for Rheumatoid Arthritis patients. In addition to dispensing the appropriate medications nationally, Biomed’s nurses educate patients and caregivers, infuse medications and provide support and follow up throughout therapy. Through its ACHC-accredited and strategically located pharmacies, Biomed serves a national patient base in the United States. For more information, visit www.biomed-rx.com.



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