Oculus Innovative Sciences Announces New Regulatory Approvals for Microcyn(R)-Based Antiseptic Products in Panama and El Salvador

PETALUMA, Calif., May 1, 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 new regulatory approvals for Microcyn®-based antiseptic products, under the brand name Microdacyn®, in Panama and El Salvador.

Bruce Thornton, executive vice president of Oculus said: "The growth of our Microcyn-based product portfolio and expansion of our international footprint are indeed synergistic. Working in close collaboration with strong global partners, such as More Pharma, we continue—week after week—to announce new regulatory approvals, new products and new territories to be served. At the end of the day, an expanded global population benefits from the availability of the Microcyn technology."

Oculus' Latin American partner, More Pharma, intends to begin commercialization of these new antiseptic products in both countries in the summer of 2013.

Guillermo Ibarra, More Pharma's CEO said, "Since we acquired the license to the Microcyn-based products in August of 2012, our customers have come to recognize the Microdacyn brand as a highly efficacious product for both advanced wound care and dermatology, allowing us to build upon Oculus' established success in Mexico while we further expand these product offerings into the other countries of South and Central America, and the Caribbean."

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.

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/compania.php

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