Montrouge, France, June 7, 2016
Dr. Ebisawa strengthens DBV's scientific expertise and its global leadership in developing treatments for food allergies
DBV Technologies (Euronext: DBV - ISIN: FR0010417345 - Nasdaq Stock Market: DBVT), a clinical-stage specialty biopharmaceutical company, today announced the appointment of Dr. Motohiro Ebisawa, MD, PhD, Director of Allergy at Sagamihara National Hospital in Kanagawa, Japan, to its Scientific Advisory Board. The contributions of Dr. Ebisawa, a renowned opinion leader in food allergies, will continue to strengthen DBV's leadership in developing transformational product candidates for the care and treatment of food allergic patients around the world.
"We welcome Dr. Ebisawa to our Scientific Advisory Board, and we believe that his appointment continues to bolster our leading medical and scientific expertise," said Dr. Hugh Sampson , Chief Scientific Officer, DBV Technologies. "DBV's mission is to develop safe and efficacious treatments for food allergies, and as part of our pledge to patients, we are committed to increasing our global footprint, including in Japan, where there is a significant prevalence of food allergies."
Dr. Ebisawa is a leading expert in food allergies and currently serves as Secretary General on the Board of Directors of the World Allergy Organization (WAO), where he has served in different leadership roles since 2010. In addition to his WAO tenure, Dr. Ebisawa serves on the Executive Board of Directors of the Japanese Society of Allergology, is Chair of the Food Allergy Committee of the Japanese Society of Pediatric Allergy and Clinical Immunology, and is a member of the GINA Assembly and the Collegium Internationale Allergogica (CIA).
" DBV's science- and patient-driven approach to finding a potential treatment for food allergies marks an important turning point in our field, and I am excited to be part of this effort. If approved, Viaskin Peanut could be a major breakthrough for our patients, who have long awaited for an answer to managing their disease, " said Dr. Ebisawa
After graduating in medicine from The Jikei University School of Medicine in Tokyo, Japan, Dr. Ebisawa completed his residency at Jikei University Hospital, and was a visiting resident at St. Thomas Hospital in London, England. He completed his postgraduate studies at The Jikei University School of Medicine, where his earned his doctorate. He did postdoctoral fellowship at Johns Hopkins University. After returning to his home country, he began practice and research in food allergies. He has won multiple awards, including the Allergy 2000 International Young Investigator Award , and has authored numerous articles in peer-reviewed publications.
About DBV Technologies
DBV Technologies developed Viaskin®, a proprietary technology platform with broad potential applications in immunotherapy. Viaskin is based on epicutaneous immunotherapy, or EPIT®, DBV's method of delivering biologically active compounds to the immune system through intact skin. With this new class of self-administered and non-invasive product candidates, the company is dedicated to safely transforming the care of food allergic patients, for whom there are no approved treatments. DBV's food allergies programs include ongoing clinical trials of Viaskin Peanut and Viaskin Milk, and preclinical development of Viaskin Egg. DBV is also pursuing a human proof concept clinical study of Viaskin Milk for the treatment of Eosinophilic Esophagitis, and exploring potential applications of its platform in vaccines and other immune diseases.
DBV Technologies has global headquarters in Montrouge, France and New York, NY. Company shares are traded on segment B of Euronext Paris (Ticker: DBV, ISIN code: FR0010417345), part of the SBF120 index, and traded on the Nasdaq Global Select Market in the form of American Depositary Shares (each representing one-half of one ordinary share) (Ticker: DBVT). For more information on DBV Technologies, please visit our website: www.dbv-technologies.com
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