NovaBay Issues Statement Regarding Market Activity

By February 29, 2012

NovaBay® Pharmaceuticals, Inc. (NYSE AMEX:NBY), a clinical-stage biotechnology company developing its first-in-class, anti-infective Aganocide® compounds for the local non-systemic treatment and prevention of antibiotic-resistant infections, today issued the following statement:

In view of the unusual market activity in the company’s stock on February 28, 2012, NYSE Amex contacted NovaBay in accordance with its usual practice, requiring that a press release be issued. NovaBay has not commented on unusual market activity historically, and in accordance with the company’s public disclosure policy, has declined to comment on yesterday’s trading.

The Company also reiterated that it plans to continue its track record of updating its shareholders with material news as appropriate in a timely manner.

About NovaBay Pharmaceuticals, Inc.

NovaBay Pharmaceuticals is a clinical-stage biotechnology company focused on developing its proprietary and patented Aganocide compounds. These are novel, synthetic anti-infectives with activity against bacteria, fungi and viruses, and are being developed to treat and prevent a wide range of local, non-systemic infections with a low likelihood of developing bacterial resistance.

NovaBay is focusing its technology on four distinct therapeutic areas: dermatology, ophthalmology, urology and hospital infections. In dermatology, the focus is on developing NVC-422 Gel formulation for the highly contagious skin infection, impetigo. NovaBay has the advantage of being partnered with Galderma, the leading dermatology company in the world. In ophthalmology, the goal is to develop an eye drop for viral conjunctivitis. In urology, NovaBay aims to reduce the incidence of urinary catheter blockage and encrustation (UCBE) and the associated urinary tract infections with an irrigation solution containing NVC-422. In hospital infections, NovaBay is targeting the six-million-patient market of chronic non-healing wounds, such as pressure, venous stasis and diabetic ulcers with its proprietary anti-infective solution, NeutroPhase®, the only pure hypochlorous acid solution, which has received two 510(k) clearances from the Food and Drug Administration. For additional information, visit: www.novabaypharma.com


Investors:
NovaBay Pharmaceuticals Contacts
Thomas J. Paulson  
Chief Financial Officer
510-899-8809
Contact Thomas Paulson
Investors and Media:
The Ruth Group

Joshua Drumm, PhD (Investors)
(646) 536-7006
jdrumm@theruthgroup.com

Victoria Aguiar (Media)
(646) 536-7013
vaguiar@theruthgroup.com

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