PRINCETON, N.J.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Derma Sciences, Inc. (Nasdaq: DSCI), a medical device and pharmaceutical company focused on advanced wound care, today announced that its stock has been added the Russell 3000® Index. The final list of 2012 additions was posted June 22nd on www.russell.com. Derma Sciences stock has been included in the Russell Microcap® Index since 2010.
Annual reconstitution of Russell’s U.S. indexes captures the 3,000 largest U.S. stocks as of the end of May, ranking them by total market capitalization to create the Russell 3000 Index. Membership in the Russell 3000, which remains in place for one year, means automatic inclusion in the large-cap Russell 1000® Index or small-cap Russell 2000® Index, as well as the appropriate growth and value style indexes. Russell determines membership for its equity indexes primarily by objective, market-capitalization rankings and style attributes.
The Russell 3000 also serves as the U.S. component to the Russell Global Index, which Russell launched in 2007.
“Inclusion in the Russell 3000 Index is an important step in the evolution of Derma Sciences and is expected to contribute to additional investor awareness and broaden our investor base,” said Edward J. Quilty, chief executive officer of Derma Sciences. “As a company we remain focused on growing sales of our advanced wound care products, along with finalizing plans to begin Phase 3 trials with DSC127 for the treatment of diabetic foot ulcers. Progress on both fronts is reflected in an increasing market capitalization for our company and inclusion in the broader Russell 3000 Index.”
Russell Indexes are widely used by investment managers and institutional investors for index funds and as benchmarks for both passive and active investment strategies. According to Russell, an industry-leading $3.9 trillion in assets are currently benchmarked to these Indexes.
Total returns data for the Russell 3000 Index is available at http://www.russell.com/indexes/data/US_Equity/Russell_US_Index_returns.asp.
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About Derma Sciences, Inc.
Derma Sciences is a medical technology company focused on three segments of the wound care marketplace: pharmaceutical wound care products, advanced wound care dressings and traditional dressings. Derma Sciences has successfully completed the Phase 2 clinical trial in diabetic foot ulcer healing with DSC127, an investigational pharmaceutical drug under development for accelerated wound healing and scar reduction, and is preparing to begin Phase 3 clinical trials. Its MEDIHONEY® product is the leading brand of honey-based dressings for the management of wounds and burns. The product has been shown to be effective in a variety of indications, and was the focus of a positive large-scale, randomized controlled trial involving 108 subjects with leg ulcers. Other novel products introduced into the $14 billion global wound care market include XTRASORB® for better management of wound exudate, BIOGUARD® for infection prevention and TCC-EZ™, a gold-standard treatment for diabetic foot ulcers.
For more information please visit www.dermasciences.com.
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