Macrocure (MCUR) Hires Dr. Ramesh Tharuvai, Ph.D. As Vice President, Operations

PETACH TIKVA, Israel, March 2, 2015 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- Macrocure Ltd. (Nasdaq:MCUR), a clinical-stage biopharmaceutical company focused on developing a novel therapeutic platform to address chronic and hard-to-heal wounds, today announced that Dr. Ramesh Tharuvai has joined Macrocure as Vice President, Operations effective March 2, 2015.

Most recently, Dr. Tharuvai was Vice President, Manufacturing and Product Supply, at Nuron Biotech, a private, clinical stage biopharmaceuticals company. Prior to Nuron, Dr. Tharuvai held senior-level positions at Pfizer and Wyeth within supply chain and operations. For more than 10 years, he was responsible for modeling, redesigning, and improving performance in several global product portfolios as well as establishing the Sales & Operations Planning process for Wyeth's Vaccine business and global portfolio. At Pfizer, Dr. Tharuvai had responsibility for the Specialty Care supply chain, which included 22 brands of biologics, vaccines, and small molecules.

"Dr. Tharuvai is a seasoned leader with an established track record of accomplishment in manufacturing, supply chain management and process optimization," stated Nissim Mashiach, President and Chief Executive Officer of Macrocure. "Dr. Tharuvai's experience at small and large companies, including assuring compliance with FDA and EMA requirements, will be invaluable as Macrocure expands its manufacturing footprint from clinical stage production to large scale, commercial operations. His addition is consistent with our focused strategy to round out our existing world-class management team. Dr. Tharuvai will lead the establishment of Macrocure's new manufacturing plant and will be actively involved in the preparation of our BLA submission," concluded Mr. Mashiach.

Dr. Tharuvai holds a B. Tech degree in Chemical Engineering from the Indian Institute of Technology, and an M.S. and Ph.D. from Ohio State University. Additionally, he earned a Six Sigma Black Belt Certification from Villanova University.

About Macrocure Ltd.

Founded in 2008, Macrocure Ltd. is a clinical-stage biotechnology company focused on developing a novel therapeutic platform to address chronic and hard-to-heal wounds, such as DFUs and VLUs. The Company's novel approach is to treat and close chronic and other hard-to-heal wounds by injecting the human body's own wound healing and regenerative components directly into the wound itself. For more information, please visit

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