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Ocata names VP of manufacturing

Staff writer | Marlborough, Mass., USA | February 5, 2015
OcataFebruary 5, 2015, Marlborough, Mass., USA - Ocata Therapeutics, Inc., a regenerative ophthalmology company, appoints John Heffernan to the newly created position of vice president of manufacturing.
Mr. Heffernan has a breadth of experience in all facets of manufacturing in the cell therapy space. Prior to joining Ocata, Mr. Heffernan was with Genzyme for 18 years in the Cell Therapy and Regenerative Medicine business unit. His most recent position was Vice President of Global Operations with facilities in Europe, Australia and US.

In his 35 year career Mr. Heffernan has also held manufacturing positions with Gene-Trak, Behring Diagnostics, Boston Scientific and Baxter.

Mr. Heffernan earned a master’s degree in business administration with a focus in Operations from Suffolk University and a bachelor’s degree in Biology from Stonehill College.

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