Cybin Inc. (NYSE American:CYBN) (NEO:CYBN) (“Cybin” or the “Company”), a clinical-stage biopharmaceutical company committed to revolutionizing mental healthcare by developing new and innovative psychedelic-based treatment options, is pleased to announce that Mr. Sanford R. Climan has joined Cybin as a strategic advisor. Mr. Climan is the CEO and founder of Entertainment Media Ventures, Inc., a Los Angeles based advisory and investment company specializing in identifying opportunities in healthcare, technology, and media & entertainment industries.
Widely viewed as a media visionary, Mr. Climan is an active venture investor, board member, and senior advisor to a wide range of transformational companies spanning healthcare, media, and technology. Mr. Climan has held senior management positions in the media and entertainment industry, including serving as Corporate Executive Vice President and President of Worldwide Business Development of Universal Studios, where Mr. Climan oversaw corporate international strategy, strategic marketing and five studio operating divisions. In addition, Mr. Climan served in senior positions in motion picture and television production and distribution at Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer Studios (MGM”) and its affiliated production companies. As a key member of the senior management team at Creative Artists Agency, Mr. Climan led teams working with various Fortune 500 Companies, including Sony Corporation on its acquisition of Columbia Pictures, Matsushita Electric on its acquisition of MCA/Universal, and Credit Lyonnais on its restructuring of MGM.
Mr. Climan holds a Master of Business Administration degree from Harvard Business School, a Master of Science degree in Health Policy and Management from the Harvard T.H. Chan School of Public Health, and a Bachelor of Arts degree in Chemistry from Harvard College. Mr. Climan previously served as a member of the Advisory Committee to the Director of the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.
Mr. Climan commented, “Cybin is a leader in the development of new therapeutics that have the potential to meaningfully impact the current crisis in mental health and wellness. We need more innovative thinking in healthcare, and I am excited to be joining Cybin’s mission to improve the health and quality of life of people suffering from mental health conditions.”
“Mr. Climan’s impressive background and experience in financial and healthcare industries, particularly in innovative sectors, aligns with Cybin’s mission of developing new, differentiated therapeutics for mental health conditions,” said Doug Drysdale, Chief Executive Officer of Cybin. “We are pleased to have Mr. Climan’s expertise in shaping our strategic initiatives as we continue to advance our clinical-stage programs towards key data catalysts later this year, with the goal of bringing transformative therapies to people in need of improved treatment options.”
Cybin is a clinical-stage biopharmaceutical company on a mission to create safe and effective psychedelic-based therapeutics to address the large unmet need for new and innovative treatment options for people who suffer from mental health conditions.
Cybin’s goal of revolutionizing mental healthcare is supported by a network of world-class partners and internationally recognized scientists aimed at progressing proprietary drug discovery platforms, innovative drug delivery systems, and novel formulation approaches and treatment regimens. The Company is currently developing CYB003, a proprietary deuterated psilocybin analog for the treatment of major depressive disorder and CYB004, a proprietary deuterated DMT molecule for generalized anxiety disorder and has a research pipeline of investigational psychedelic-based compounds.
Headquartered in Canada and founded in 2019, Cybin is operational in Canada, the United States, the United Kingdom, the Netherlands and Ireland. For company updates and to learn more about Cybin, visit www.cybin.com or follow the team on Twitter, LinkedIn, YouTube and Instagram.
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Cybin makes no medical, treatment or health benefit claims about Cybin’s proposed products. The U.S. Food and Drug Administration, Health Canada or other similar regulatory authorities have not evaluated claims regarding psilocybin, psychedelic tryptamine, tryptamine derivatives or other psychedelic compounds. The efficacy of such products has not been confirmed by approved research. There is no assurance that the use of psilocybin, psychedelic tryptamine, tryptamine derivatives or other psychedelic compounds can diagnose, treat, cure or prevent any disease or condition. Rigorous scientific research and clinical trials are needed. Cybin has not conducted clinical trials for the use of its proposed products. Any references to quality, consistency, efficacy and safety of potential products do not imply that Cybin verified such in clinical trials or that Cybin will complete such trials. If Cybin cannot obtain the approvals or research necessary to commercialize its business, it may have a material adverse effect on Cybin’s performance and operations.
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