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

ons he will make to MacuSight and our clinical programs."

Dr. Naor earned his M.D. from the Technion -- Israel Institute of Technology and underwent cornea and external disease training at the University of Toronto where he also obtained his M.Sc. in epidemiology. He holds a Masters of Business Administration from Simon Fraser University in Vancouver.

"I am thrilled to be joining a management team that has an impressive track record in identifying and advancing novel therapeutics in the area of ophthalmology and which is supported by a scientific advisory board of world-renowned experts," said Dr. Naor. "Clearly, we all believe in the great promise that sirolimus holds in treating various ocular diseases and conditions and I am confident in the ability of MacuSight to realize this potential and deliver a much needed therapeutic option to patients."

About MacuSight

MacuSight is a privately-held pharmaceutical company focused on developing innovative therapeutics for the treatment of severe ocular diseases and conditions. The company is dedicated to preserving patients' vision by identifying known, highly-potent and broad-acting small molecule drug compounds that may possess efficacy in treating and/or preventing diseases or conditions of the eye. As part of its unique product development philosophy, MacuSight also concentrates on the optimal delivery of these compounds into the eye. By combining its compounds with innovative delivery approaches, the company strives to optimize the efficacy, safety, convenience and cost-effectiveness of its product candidates.

The company's lead development program is centered on advancing sirolimus (rapamycin) as a potential next-generation therapeutic for the treatment and prevention of wet age-related macular degeneration (wet AMD) and the treatment of diabetic macular edema (DME), a manifestation of diabetic retinopathy.


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