Curative Biotechnology Appoints Dr. Theresa Heah To Board

Palm Beach Gardens, FL, and Tokyo, Japan, March 31, 2024 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) — Curative Biotechnology Inc. (OTC: CUBT), a development-stage biomedical company focused on novel treatments for degenerative eye diseases today announced the nomination to its Board of Directors of Dr. Theresa Heah. Dr. Heah is expected to join its Board of Directors immediately as an independent director. In addition to other Board duties Dr. Heah will serve on the newly created Clinical Development Committee of the Board.

About Dr. Theresa Heah

Dr. Heah recently served as the Chief Executive Officer and a member of the Board of Directors at Intergalactic Therapeutics an Apple Tree Partners company. She serves as an advisor to several venture capital firms and ophthalmology companies; and has recently become the Chief Executive Officer of Paratus Sciences and a member of its Board of Directors. Previously, she served as President and Chief Medical Officer at Kriya Therapeutics, where she launched the ophthalmology division, Kriya Ophthalmology, where she was responsible for building its AAV gene therapy portfolio strategy. Prior to joining Kriya, Theresa served as Executive Vice President of Operations and Chief Medical Officer at AsclepiX Therapeutics, where she led the company’s advancement of its pipeline products into the clinic. She also previously served as Chief Medical Officer at Applied Genetic Technologies Corporation, working to develop gene therapies in ophthalmology and rare diseases. In addition, she has held several leadership positions with increasing responsibility in early-stage private companies (Fovea Pharmaceuticals) and publicly traded companies (Aerie Pharmaceuticals, Allergan, Bayer Healthcare, Sanofi).

Dr. Heah has led multiple successful commercializations of products including Ozurdex®, EYLEA®, Rhopressa® & Rocklatan®. While at Bayer, she launched the blockbuster drug EYLEA®.

“We welcome Dr. Heah with great enthusiasm” said Paul Michaels, Executive Chairman of Curative and CEO of Curative’s wholly owned Japanese subsidiary Curative Biotech Japan K.K. “Dr. Heah’s invaluable insights and guidance will significantly bolster Curative as we venture into clinical development of our Metformin-based eye drops to treat degenerative eye diseases and beyond.”

“I share the enthusiasm and look forward to collaborating with the esteemed leadership and scientists at Curative Biotech in developing and advancing innovative products aimed at preserving vision” expressed Dr. Heah.

About Curative Biotechnology, Inc.

Curative Biotechnology, Inc. (Curative Biotech) is a development stage biomedical company focused on novel therapies for rare diseases. The Company is identifying, acquiring, and developing disease modifying therapeutic drug candidates with a concentration on rare disease indications. Curative Biotech currently has ongoing programs in three (3) different therapeutic areas: degenerative eye disease, infectious disease, and neuro oncology. The Company is now concentrating its energy and resources on its degenerative eye disease platform, based on a worldwide exclusive license from the National Eye Institute (NEI) at the National Institutes of Health (NIH). The first therapeutic in development on this platform is a Metformin Reformulation targeting the treatment of intermediate and late-stage Age-Related Macular Degeneration (AMD) disease with the goal of being in the clinic in 2024 for a first in human trial of the metformin-based eye drop. The trial will be conducted under a Cooperative Research and Development Agreement (CRADA) with the NEI.