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Oculus Innovative Sciences to Rollout Five New Microcyn(R) Technology-Based Products in Singapore and Malaysia

PETALUMA, Calif., April 10, 2013 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- Oculus Innovative Sciences, Inc. (Nasdaq:OCLS) a global healthcare company that designs, manufactures and markets prescription and non-prescription products in over 20 countries, today announced that the company's partner in that region, Dyamed Biotech Pte. Ltd, is initiating rollout of five new Microcyn® Technology-based products in Singapore and Malaysia, both in the hospital and consumer markets. The five products, which include Dermacyn™ BabyGuard, Dermacyn DermaGuard, Dermacyn SkinGuard Solution, Dermacyn SkinGuard Hydrogel and Dermacyn Wound Care Hydrogel, will be rolled out sequentially with all products commercialized by year's end.

Bruce Thornton, executive vice president of Oculus said: "As part of Oculus' ongoing growth strategy, we have implemented three near-term tactics: First, expansion of our Microcyn-based products portfolio, which currently numbers over 100 product SKUs. Secondly, the addition of new international partners and distributors. And finally, expanding our international commercial footprint from the current level of 21 countries to near 30 in a year's time. Growth in the Asian countries, including Singapore and Malaysia, present an excellent opportunity to not only grow these international sales, but just as importantly—allows us to bring improved patient outcomes via the Microcyn Technology to a larger global population."

About Oculus Innovative Sciences

Oculus Innovative Science is a global healthcare company that designs, manufactures and markets prescription and non-prescription products in over 20 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.

Forward-Looking Statements

Except for historical information herein, matters set forth in this press release are forward-looking within the meaning of the "safe harbor" provisions of the Private Securities Litigation Reform Act of 1995, including statements about the Company's commercial and technology progress and future financial performance. These forward-looking statements are identified by the use of words such as "initiating," "will be" and "expansion," among others. Forward-looking statements in this press release are subject to certain risks and uncertainties inherent in the Company's business that could cause actual results to vary, including such risks that regulatory clinical and guideline developments may change, scientific data may not be sufficient to meet regulatory standards or receipt of required regulatory clearances or approvals, clinical results may not be replicated in actual patient settings, protection offered by the Company's patents and patent applications may be challenged, invalidated or circumvented by its competitors, the available market for the Company's products will not be as large as expected, the Company's products will not be able to penetrate one or more targeted markets, revenues will not be sufficient to fund further development and clinical studies, the Company may not meet its future capital needs, and its ability to obtain additional funding, as well as uncertainties relative to varying product formulations and a multitude of diverse regulatory and marketing requirements in different countries and municipalities, and other risks detailed from time to time in the Company's filings with the Securities and Exchange Commission including the annual report on Form 10-K for the year ended March 31, 2012. Oculus Innovative Sciences disclaims any obligation to update these forward-looking statements except as required by law.

Oculus and Microcyn Technology are trademarks or registered trademarks of Oculus Innovative Sciences, Inc. All other trademarks and service marks are the property of their respective owners.

CONTACT: Media and Investor Contact: Oculus Innovative Sciences, Inc. Dan McFadden VP of Public and Investor Relations (425) 753-2105Source:Oculus Innovative Sciences, Inc.