NovaBay Pharmaceuticals to Present at 8th Annual Bio Investor Forum 2009 in San Francisco

By October 22, 2009

NovaBay Pharmaceuticals, Inc.(NYSE-AMEX: NBY), a clinical stage company developing non-antibiotic antimicrobial compounds for the treatment or prevention of a wide range of bacterial, viral and fungal infections, today announced that Thomas Paulson, Chief Financial Officer, will deliver a corporate presentation at 8th Annual Bio Investor Forum 2009 being held at The Palace Hotel in San Francisco. Mr. Paulson’s presentation will take place at 10:30 a.m. on Thursday, October 29 in the Pacific Heights conference room. His presentation will provide a corporate overview and highlight NovaBay’s clinical progress, business development strategy and product development candidates.

His presentation will include:
Discussion of NovaBay’s recent management team expansion to include the addition of Mark Anderson, Ph.D. as Chief Scientific Officer Information on NovaBay’s recent presentation of data confirming Its Aganocide® compounds are effective at killing bacteria that have developed multidrug resistance. Two studies were presented on September 14 at the 49th Annual Interscience Conference on Antimicrobial Agents and Chemotherapy (ICAAC).
Review of the company’s partnering efforts with Galderma and Alcon.

Overview of the company’s internal development pipeline programs

About Aganocide® Compounds

The Aganocide compounds are novel, proprietary, synthetic N-chlorinated antimicrobial molecules specifically developed by NovaBay to mimic the body’s natural defense against infection. The Aganocide compounds maintain the biological activities while improving the stability of naturally occurring N-chlorinated antimicrobial molecules. These highly differentiated, first-in-class, small-molecule chemical entities, including NovaBay’s patented lead compound NVC-422, may be able to deliver the same or better efficacy than currently used antibiotics without contributing to the growing rise of antibiotic-resistant bacterial strains. In preclinical testing, the Aganocide compounds have been shown to be highly effective against bacteria, including multidrug resistant strains, viruses and fungi. They also have been demonstrated to be effective against bacteria in biofilms, which render most antibiotics ineffective. Aganocides have a high therapeutic index while providing a high degree of potency and tolerability as well as dosing versatility and flexibility.

About NovaBay

NovaBay Pharmaceuticals is a clinical-stage biopharmaceutical company focused on developing its proprietary and patented Aganocide compounds, which are novel, synthetic, anti-infective product candidates that are bioequivalent to the active antimicrobial molecules generated within white blood cells to treat and prevent a wide range of infections without causing bacterial resistance. NovaBay has internal development programs aimed at addressing dermatological, hospital and respiratory infections. The company has a licensing and research collaboration agreement with Alcon, Inc. for use of its Aganocide compounds to treat eye, ear and sinus infections as well as in contact lens care solutions. NovaBay has also entered into an agreement with Galderma S.A. to develop and commercialize Aganocides in acne, impetigo and other dermatological indications. For more information on NovaBay, visit: www.novabaypharma.com

Investors:
NovaBay Pharmaceuticals Contacts
Thomas J. Paulson  
Chief Financial Officer
510-899-8809
Contact Thomas Paulson

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310-780-2661
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