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Gaining Momentum in the Treatment of Eye Disease

Avalanche is a clinical-stage biotechnology company focused on discovering and developing novel gene therapies to transform the lives of patients with sight-threatening ophthalmic diseases. Using a next generation gene therapy platform, the Ocular BioFactory™, the Company is developing products designed to provide long-term benefit or a functional cure by inducing a sustained expression of a therapeutic protein with a one-time administration in the eye.

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Avalanche Biotechnologies Announces Appointment of Samuel B. Barone, M.D., as Chief Medical Officer

July 1, 2014

MENLO PARK, Calif., July 1, 2014 -- Avalanche Biotechnologies, Inc., a leader in the development of innovative gene therapies for serious eye diseases such as wet age-related macular degeneration (AMD), today announced the appointment of Samuel B. Barone, M.D. in the role of Chief Medical Officer. Dr. Barone will lead the company’s clinical development programs, including advancing Avalanche’s lead product, AVA-101 for the treatment of wet AMD. Dr. Barone will report to Thomas Chalberg, Ph.D., Avalanche’s Co-Founder and Chief Executive Officer.

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