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Ocugen Appoints Quan A. Vu as Chief Business Officer

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MALVERN, Pa., Feb. 01, 2023 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- Ocugen, Inc. (Ocugen or the Company) (NASDAQ: OCGN), a biotechnology company focused on discovering, developing, and commercializing novel gene and cell therapies and vaccines, today announced the appointment of Quan A. Vu as Chief Business Officer, responsible for securing new business development partnerships, including in/out licensing opportunities, across the Company’s pipeline.

“Expanding Ocugen’s product portfolio and capabilities, in line with our long-term strategy, is imperative for 2023,” said Dr. Shankar Musunuri, Chairman, Chief Executive Officer, and Co-Founder of Ocugen. “We are very excited to have Quan join our leadership team with his strong business background, including investment banking experience. As our pipeline, including game-changing gene therapies, progresses towards late-stage, strengthening corporate partnerships through business development activities is vital for our growth and Quan is well-qualified to lead this effort.”

Mr. Vu has 20 years of hands-on healthcare business executive experience with an emphasis on corporate and business development, strategy, and finance. He possesses a demonstrated history of prospecting, evaluating, structuring, and closing transactions that augment both organizational and shareholder value.

Prior to joining Ocugen, he served as Chief Operating Officer/Chief Business Officer for 180 Life Sciences, where he was responsible for formulating the company’s corporate strategy, ensuring operational efficiency, executing business development initiatives, and securing additional financing and capital markets support. Also, since 2019, he has provided interim CFO/CBO/CEO consulting services through his own consulting firm, Melius BioPharma Consulting.

Mr. Vu began his career in healthcare investment banking and then held leadership roles of increasing responsibility at Opiant Pharmaceuticals, Impax Laboratories, Anthem, and Amgen. He obtained his BA in Economics from UCLA, graduating summa cum laude with College Honors and Economics Departmental Honors.

About Ocugen, Inc.
Ocugen, Inc. is a biotechnology company focused on discovering, developing, and commercializing novel gene and cell therapies and vaccines that improve health and offer hope for patients across the globe. We are making an impact on patient’s lives through courageous innovation—forging new scientific paths that harness our unique intellectual and human capital. Our breakthrough modifier gene therapy platform has the potential to treat multiple retinal diseases with a single product, and we are advancing research in infectious diseases to support public health and orthopedic diseases to address unmet medical needs.

Discover more at https://ocugen.com and follow us on Twitter and LinkedIn.

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Ocugen Contact: 
Tiffany Hamilton
Head of Communications
IR@ocugen.com