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DUKAL Corporation to purchase the First Aid Division of Derma Sciences, Inc.

(RONKONKOMA, NY) – DUKAL Corporation, a leading provider of medical, dental, veterinary and spa supplies, announces the signing of a definitive agreement to purchase the First Aid Division (FAD) of Derma Sciences, Inc. 

Under the agreement, DUKAL will purchase the first aid products division of Derma Sciences inclusive of their inventory and operations of the distribution facility in Houston, giving DUKAL 3 distribution centers across the U.S.  The transaction is subject to customary closing conditions including receipt of necessary consents and is expected to close within two weeks.

Gerry LoDuca, President of DUKAL stated  “The American White Cross®,  first aid brand adhesive products and family of products has been a trusted brand since 1912 and will be a complementary addition to the vast DUKAL line of first aid products. This addition will allow us to bring more value to our customers, increase our market share and bring experienced and valuable management to our team.”

About DUKAL Corporation

Established in 1991, DUKAL Corporation (www.dukal.com) is a privately held supplier of medical, health and wellness products. The company employs many strategic manufacturing partnerships focused on high quality to provide best in class products and supply chain solutions to its customers. DUKAL Corporation products are used in hospitals, physician practices, home care agencies, nursing homes, and dental offices across the U.S., Canada and Europe, as well as by veterinary practices and animal hospitals, emergency medical services and public safety providers, clinical laboratories and industrial sites. 

About Derma Sciences, Inc.

Derma Sciences is a tissue regeneration company focused on advanced wound and burn care. It offers a line of products with patented technologies to help better manage chronic and hard-to-heal wounds, many of which result from diabetes and poor vascular functioning. The Company sells AMNIOEXCEL® amniotic allograft membrane and AMNIOMATRIX® amniotic allograft suspension into the $500 million market for skin substitute products. TCC-EZ® is a gold-standard total contact casting system for diabetic foot ulcers. Derma Sciences’ MEDIHONEY® product line is the leading brand of honey-based dressings for the management of wounds and burns. The product has been shown in clinical studies to be effective in a variety of indications. Other novel products introduced into the $14 billion global wound care market include XTRASORB® for better management of wound exudate, and BIOGUARD® for barrier protection against microbes and other contaminants. The Company also offers a full product line of traditional dressings. For more information please visit www.dermasciences.com.