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Gerolymatos announces Breathe Again is top seller in U.S.

BY Michael Johnsen

NEW YORK Earlier this year, Gerolymatos introduced its European nasal saline spray, Breathe Again with Sinomarin, to the United States, where it has become a top seller, the company announced in a press release Monday. According to Information Resources data as provided by Gerolymatos, Breathe Again was the leading saline nasal spray in the drug stores for the month of October.

Breathe Again with SinoMarin nasal spray is harvested from pure tidal seawater off France’s Atlantic coast, and then filtered and mixed with purified water in a ratio that closely mirrors the body’s interstitial fluid. It is an all natural hypertonic saline solution that helps to clean, clear and moisturize nasal passages.

Breathe Again is now available at Wal-Mart, Walgreens, Rite Aid and other major drug and supermarket retailers in both adult and pediatric formulas. The suggested retail price is $9.99.

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Heinrich, Morfit named to AMO board of directors

BY Michael Johnsen

SANTA ANA, Calif. Advanced Medical Optics on Wednesday announced the election of Daniel Heinrich and Mason Morfit to its board of directors, increasing the company’s board to 10 members.

Since 2003, Heinrich, 51, has been senior vice president and chief financial officer of The Clorox Company. Morfit, 32, is a partner at San Francisco-based ValueAct Capital Partners, a private investment partnership with more than $6 billion in assets.

ValueAct Capital is AMO’s largest stockholder.

“Dan and Mason each bring distinct experiences that will broaden and enrich our board,” stated Jim Mazzo, AMO chairman and chief executive officer. “Dan’s extensive financial expertise and understanding of the global consumer market will be immensely valuable as we execute our complete refractive solution strategy. Mason brings the perspective of a major stockholder with demonstrated governance and capital markets expertise. We are pleased to welcome both gentlemen as new directors and look forward to their contributions.”

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NBA’s Brandon Roy signs agreement with CytoSport

BY Michael Johnsen

BENICIA, Calif. CytoSport on Tuesday announced a multi-year spokesman agreement with the last season’s National Basketball Association Rookie of the Year Brandon Roy of the Portland Trail Blazers.

“We are excited to have Brandon join our family of sponsored athletes,” stated Greg Pickett, CytoSport president. “It’s been an exciting year here for us as we also signed Adrian Peterson of the Vikings this summer and have been working with Shaquille O’Neal since January. It will be great to work with Brandon early in his career, and we hope to have a long-standing relationship with him.”

Under the terms of the agreement, Roy will appear in print advertisements for CytoSport’s Muscle Milk and Cytomax products. Roy will also have a strong web presence on behalf of CytoSport.

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