PETALUMA, Calif., Feb. 19, 2014 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- Oculus Innovative Sciences, Inc. (Nasdaq:OCLS), a global healthcare company that designs, manufactures and markets prescription and non-prescription products in 31 countries, today announced a regulatory approval in Mexico for the company's new Microcyn60® Oral Care family of products intended for use as an adjunct treatment in both mouth and throat infections.
Bruce Thornton, executive vice president of Oculus, said: "This is an extremely exciting time for Oculus since it's the first Microcyn-based product approved anywhere in the world for the antiseptic treatment of both mouth and throat infections. The commercialization of our Microcyn Technology for this promising new indication lays the foundation for its introduction into other international markets, in particular Europe. As we did with our recent Mexican approval of Microcyn for acne, we will leverage this Mexican approval for oral care by using the approved dossier in our submission to the European notified body for CE Mark approval. This two-step approach to regulatory submissions provides us the opportunity to migrate these new products to Europe in the quickest time possible."
The first oral care product to be launched by Oculus' Latin American partner, More Pharma, will be Microdacyn60 Bucofaringeo. The More Pharma sales team intends to target general practitioners as well as ear, nose and throat specialists in mid-2014, enlightening these healthcare professionals to the advantages of Microdacyn60 Bucofaringeo well in advance of the 2014 fall/winter cold and flu season.
Guillermo Ibarra, More Pharma's CEO, said, "With global concerns about the overuse and misuse of antibiotics in the treatment of pathogen-related infections, a safe and effective oral antiseptic such as Microdacyn60 Bucofaringeo, which doesn't facilitate antibiotic resistance, will be warmly received by the Mexican healthcare community. We take great pride in helping lead in this effort to reduce the incidence of growing antibiotic-resistant strains of bacteria while also improving health outcomes. In addition to Mexico, we will also move as rapidly as we are able to introduce Microdacyn60 Bucofaringeo into other Latin American countries."
About Oculus Innovative Sciences
Oculus Innovative Science is a global healthcare company that designs, manufactures and markets prescription and non-prescription products in 31 countries. The company's products are used to treat patients in surgical/advanced wound management, dermatology, women's health and animal health; addressing the unmet medical needs of these markets—while raising the standard of patient care and lowering overall healthcare costs. The company's headquarters are in Petaluma, California, with manufacturing operations in the United States and Latin America. More information can be found at www.oculusis.com.
About More Pharma
Founded in 2007, More Pharma is a pharmaceutical company with strong growth performance and a team of more than 300 people. The company has a talented sales and marketing team with significant prior experience with large international pharmaceutical companies. They have ample funding and support by their renowned financial sponsors, Southern Cross Group and Evercore, both of which manage more than $1 billion of venture funds. The company is dedicated to finding solutions to healthcare challenges via product development, in-licensing and product acquisitions. With headquarters in Mexico City, More Pharma has a presence in Mexico, Latin America and the Caribbean. More information can be found at www.morepharmacorp.com/eng/index.php.
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