Dick's Sporting Goods Places Order with Empyrean Bioscience for Germ Protection Program

Coleman(R) Hand Sanitizer & First-Aid Antiseptic, Antibacterial Towelettes

and Surface Disinfectant Cleaner to Debut in All Stores



Apr 16, 2001, 01:00 ET from Empyrean Bioscience, Inc.

    CLEVELAND, April 16 /PRNewswire/ -- Empyrean Bioscience, Inc.
 (OTC Bulletin Board:   EMDG) announced the expanded distribution of its
 Coleman(R) brand germ protection program with a purchase order from Dick's
 Sporting Goods, one of the leading sporting goods retailers in the country
 with over 100 stores in 21 states.
     "We are thrilled to add Dick's Sporting Goods to our growing list of
 distribution outlets," said Pat Buccilli, Empyrean director of sales.  "Their
 mission of redefining sports and fitness specialty retailing for all athletes
 and outdoor enthusiasts through quality brands, information, technology and
 superior service will enhance and support our Coleman(R) branded offering."
     Dick's Sporting Goods will carry Empyrean's Coleman(R) branded complete
 germ protection program, including the alcohol-free hand sanitizer and first-
 aid antiseptic lotion, antibacterial towelettes and antibacterial surface
 disinfectant cleaner.  With shipments scheduled for mid-April, consumers
 should find the products at all Dick's Sporting Goods stores as soon as early
 May.
     Empyrean has a licensing agreement with The Coleman Company, Inc. enabling
 the company to market its hand sanitizer and first-aid antiseptic lotion and
 towelettes, baby wipes and surface disinfectant cleaner in the U.S. and Canada
 using the Coleman(R) trademark.
     The Coleman Company, Inc., which celebrates its centennial in 2001,
 manufactures and distributes a wide range of outdoor products for camping and
 leisure-time activities.  Coleman(R) products can be found at sporting goods
 stores, mass merchants, hardware home centers, and food and drug stores across
 the United States, Canada and more than 100 other countries around the world.
 Coleman is a subsidiary of Sunbeam Corporation.  For more information, please
 visit Coleman's web site at www.coleman.com .
     Empyrean is a consumer products company specializing in the marketing,
 sale and distribution of innovative personal care products designed to prevent
 the spread of infectious diseases. The company markets its products under the
 Preventx(R) and Coleman(R) brand names.  The hand sanitizer and first-aid
 antiseptic and antibacterial towelettes are alcohol-free, aloe-enriched and
 kill 99.9% of all disease-causing germs for up to four hours. The Coleman(R)
 Surface Disinfectant Cleaner removes most of the organisms present on the
 surface that can cause infection or disease.  For more information, see
 www.empyreanbio.com .
 
     This press release includes statements that may constitute forward-looking
 statements made pursuant to the safe harbor provisions of the Private
 Securities Litigation Reform Act of 1995. The statement regarding "will
 enhance and support our Coleman(R) branded offering" is forward-looking in
 nature. These statements are subject to risks and uncertainties that could
 cause actual results to differ materially from the forward-looking statements.
 Such risks include, among other factors, the acceptability of the potential
 product in the marketplace, and the ability to obtain sufficient capital to
 fund operations. Additional factors, which could cause actual results to
 differ materially from expectations in the forward-looking statements, are set
 forth in the Company's Form 10K-SB annual report filed with the Securities and
 Exchange Commission.
 
 

SOURCE Empyrean Bioscience, Inc.
    CLEVELAND, April 16 /PRNewswire/ -- Empyrean Bioscience, Inc.
 (OTC Bulletin Board:   EMDG) announced the expanded distribution of its
 Coleman(R) brand germ protection program with a purchase order from Dick's
 Sporting Goods, one of the leading sporting goods retailers in the country
 with over 100 stores in 21 states.
     "We are thrilled to add Dick's Sporting Goods to our growing list of
 distribution outlets," said Pat Buccilli, Empyrean director of sales.  "Their
 mission of redefining sports and fitness specialty retailing for all athletes
 and outdoor enthusiasts through quality brands, information, technology and
 superior service will enhance and support our Coleman(R) branded offering."
     Dick's Sporting Goods will carry Empyrean's Coleman(R) branded complete
 germ protection program, including the alcohol-free hand sanitizer and first-
 aid antiseptic lotion, antibacterial towelettes and antibacterial surface
 disinfectant cleaner.  With shipments scheduled for mid-April, consumers
 should find the products at all Dick's Sporting Goods stores as soon as early
 May.
     Empyrean has a licensing agreement with The Coleman Company, Inc. enabling
 the company to market its hand sanitizer and first-aid antiseptic lotion and
 towelettes, baby wipes and surface disinfectant cleaner in the U.S. and Canada
 using the Coleman(R) trademark.
     The Coleman Company, Inc., which celebrates its centennial in 2001,
 manufactures and distributes a wide range of outdoor products for camping and
 leisure-time activities.  Coleman(R) products can be found at sporting goods
 stores, mass merchants, hardware home centers, and food and drug stores across
 the United States, Canada and more than 100 other countries around the world.
 Coleman is a subsidiary of Sunbeam Corporation.  For more information, please
 visit Coleman's web site at www.coleman.com .
     Empyrean is a consumer products company specializing in the marketing,
 sale and distribution of innovative personal care products designed to prevent
 the spread of infectious diseases. The company markets its products under the
 Preventx(R) and Coleman(R) brand names.  The hand sanitizer and first-aid
 antiseptic and antibacterial towelettes are alcohol-free, aloe-enriched and
 kill 99.9% of all disease-causing germs for up to four hours. The Coleman(R)
 Surface Disinfectant Cleaner removes most of the organisms present on the
 surface that can cause infection or disease.  For more information, see
 www.empyreanbio.com .
 
     This press release includes statements that may constitute forward-looking
 statements made pursuant to the safe harbor provisions of the Private
 Securities Litigation Reform Act of 1995. The statement regarding "will
 enhance and support our Coleman(R) branded offering" is forward-looking in
 nature. These statements are subject to risks and uncertainties that could
 cause actual results to differ materially from the forward-looking statements.
 Such risks include, among other factors, the acceptability of the potential
 product in the marketplace, and the ability to obtain sufficient capital to
 fund operations. Additional factors, which could cause actual results to
 differ materially from expectations in the forward-looking statements, are set
 forth in the Company's Form 10K-SB annual report filed with the Securities and
 Exchange Commission.
 
 SOURCE  Empyrean Bioscience, Inc.