Empyrean Receives New Orders From Fruth Pharmacy, bigg's and Demoulas Supermarkets

Regional Pharmacy, Full Line Hypermarket and Supermarket

to Carry Empyrean Germ Prevention Products



Apr 03, 2001, 01:00 ET from Empyrean Bioscience, Inc.

    CLEVELAND, April 3 /PRNewswire/ -- Empyrean Bioscience, Inc.
 (OTC Bulletin Board:   EMDG) announced the expanded distribution of its
 infectious disease prevention products with purchase orders from Fruth
 Pharmacy, bigg's and Demoulas Supermarkets Inc.
     "We're pleased to add these competitive and respected regional players to
 our growing list of distribution outlets," said Pat Buccilli, Empyrean
 director of sales.  "Each has a strong presence in its market that we expect
 will serve our long-lasting, germ-fighting products well."
     Fruth Pharmacy operates 22 stores in Ohio and West Virginia and will carry
 Empyrean's Coleman(R) branded complete germ protection program.  This includes
 the hand sanitizer and first-aid antiseptic lotion, antibacterial towelette
 products and antibacterial surface disinfectant cleaner.  Additionally, Fruth
 Pharmacy will carry the Preventx(R) brand hand sanitizer and first-aid
 antiseptic lotion.  Shipments were made in early March and consumers should
 find the products on Fruth Pharmacy shelves as soon as early April.
     A wholly owned subsidiary of Supervalu Inc., bigg's is headquartered in
 Cincinnati, Ohio and operates stores in Ohio, Indiana, Kentucky and Colorado.
 Shipments of the Coleman(R) branded complete germ protection programs were
 made to bigg's six 100,000-plus-square-foot full line Hypermarkets in mid-
 March and should be available to consumers by early April.  The bigg's
 Hypermarkets will stock the hand sanitizer and first-aid antiseptic lotion,
 antibacterial towelette products and antibacterial surface disinfectant
 cleaner.
     The products will be shipped and displayed at both Fruth and bigg's in
 eye-catching, informative shelf trays that are designed to generate point-of-
 sale impact, quickly communicate key features and benefits, and generate
 sales.
     Demoulas operates nearly 60 grocery stores under the Market Basket and
 Demoulas Supermarket names in Massachusetts and New Hampshire.  The full
 service grocer will carry the Preventx(R) brand 20-count antibacterial
 towelette Canister Pak in the first aid aisle of its stores.
     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 and hardware home centers across the United States,
 Canada and more than 100 other countries around the world.  The Coleman Co.,
 Inc. is a subsidiary of Sunbeam Products, Inc.  For more information, please
 visit their 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 statements regarding "Each has a
 strong presence in its market that we expect will serve our long-lasting,
 germ-fighting products well," and "are designed to generate point-of-sale
 impact, quickly communicate key features and benefits, and generate sales" are
 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 3 /PRNewswire/ -- Empyrean Bioscience, Inc.
 (OTC Bulletin Board:   EMDG) announced the expanded distribution of its
 infectious disease prevention products with purchase orders from Fruth
 Pharmacy, bigg's and Demoulas Supermarkets Inc.
     "We're pleased to add these competitive and respected regional players to
 our growing list of distribution outlets," said Pat Buccilli, Empyrean
 director of sales.  "Each has a strong presence in its market that we expect
 will serve our long-lasting, germ-fighting products well."
     Fruth Pharmacy operates 22 stores in Ohio and West Virginia and will carry
 Empyrean's Coleman(R) branded complete germ protection program.  This includes
 the hand sanitizer and first-aid antiseptic lotion, antibacterial towelette
 products and antibacterial surface disinfectant cleaner.  Additionally, Fruth
 Pharmacy will carry the Preventx(R) brand hand sanitizer and first-aid
 antiseptic lotion.  Shipments were made in early March and consumers should
 find the products on Fruth Pharmacy shelves as soon as early April.
     A wholly owned subsidiary of Supervalu Inc., bigg's is headquartered in
 Cincinnati, Ohio and operates stores in Ohio, Indiana, Kentucky and Colorado.
 Shipments of the Coleman(R) branded complete germ protection programs were
 made to bigg's six 100,000-plus-square-foot full line Hypermarkets in mid-
 March and should be available to consumers by early April.  The bigg's
 Hypermarkets will stock the hand sanitizer and first-aid antiseptic lotion,
 antibacterial towelette products and antibacterial surface disinfectant
 cleaner.
     The products will be shipped and displayed at both Fruth and bigg's in
 eye-catching, informative shelf trays that are designed to generate point-of-
 sale impact, quickly communicate key features and benefits, and generate
 sales.
     Demoulas operates nearly 60 grocery stores under the Market Basket and
 Demoulas Supermarket names in Massachusetts and New Hampshire.  The full
 service grocer will carry the Preventx(R) brand 20-count antibacterial
 towelette Canister Pak in the first aid aisle of its stores.
     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 and hardware home centers across the United States,
 Canada and more than 100 other countries around the world.  The Coleman Co.,
 Inc. is a subsidiary of Sunbeam Products, Inc.  For more information, please
 visit their 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 statements regarding "Each has a
 strong presence in its market that we expect will serve our long-lasting,
 germ-fighting products well," and "are designed to generate point-of-sale
 impact, quickly communicate key features and benefits, and generate sales" are
 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.