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MacuSight Expands Management Team With Appointment of Dr. Joel Naor as Chief Medical Officer
Date:2/20/2008

UNION CITY, Calif., Feb. 20 /PRNewswire/ -- MacuSight(TM), Inc., a developer of innovative therapeutics for the treatment of severe ocular diseases and conditions, today announced the appointment of Joel Naor, M.D., M.Sc., MBA, as the company's chief medical officer. With broad expertise in the clinical development of therapeutics for ocular diseases and conditions, Dr. Naor will play a key role in MacuSight's ongoing advancement of its sirolimus program, as well as the company's overall scientific direction. MacuSight is currently developing its proprietary sirolimus product for the treatment of wet age-related macular degeneration (wet AMD) and diabetic macular edema (DME), as well as various additional ocular diseases and conditions.

Formerly, as a senior medical director at Allergan, Inc., Dr. Naor was a key contributor to the medical and scientific direction of the company's two lead retina programs. In his role as the global project team leader for Allergan's POSURDEX(R) program, Dr. Naor oversaw a multifunctional team with responsibilities that spanned clinical development, regulatory, CMC and marketing. Most recently, he served on Allergan's global medical affairs group as a medical director, retina. Prior to his work with Allergen, Dr. Naor was a director of clinical research at QLT, Inc. where he served as a clinical lead on the global project team for Visudyne(R) (verteporfin for injection).

"Through his work at both Allergan and QLT, Joel has gained valuable experience and strategic insight related to the successful advancement of novel ocular therapeutics through clinical trials," stated David A. Weber, Ph.D., president and chief executive officer of MacuSight. "It is this expertise that makes him an ideal fit for MacuSight as we work to aggressively and successfully advance our sirolimus program through clinical development and toward the market. We are excited to have Joel as part of the team and look forward to the key contributi
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