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Scientific Advisory Board

Elizabeth P. Rakoczy, PhD
Chair

Dr. Rakoczy is the Winthrop Professor of Molecular Ophthalmology at the Lions Eye Institute, University of Western Australia, and has pioneered work in gene therapy for ocular neovascular disease.


Jean E. Bennett, MD, PhD

Dr. Bennett is the F.M. Kirby Professor of Ophthalmology at the University of Pennsylvania and is a renowned expert in gene therapy, animal models, and translational medicine in retinal disease.


Estuardo Aguilar-Cordova, MD, PhD

Dr. Aguilar-Cordova is the Chief Executive Officer, Advantagene, and a recognized expert in regulatory affairs and product development in both academic and biotechnology settings.


Mitchell H. Finer, PhD

Dr. Finer is the Chief Scientific Officer of bluebird bio and has over 25 years of experience in biotechnology product development.


Daniel V. Palanker, PhD

Dr. Palanker is the Associate Professor in the Department of Ophthalmology and in Hansen Experimental Physics Laboratory at Stanford University. He is an expert in ophthalmic lasers and in interactions of pulsed electric field and light with biological cells and tissues.

Avalanche Biotechnologies Prices Initial Public Offering of $102.0 Million of Common Stock

July 31, 2014

MENLO PARK, Calif., July 31, 2014 -- Avalanche Biotechnologies, Inc., a clinical-stage biotechnology company focused on discovering and developing novel gene therapies to transform the lives of patients with sight-threatening ophthalmic diseases, today announced the pricing of its initial public offering of 6,000,000 shares of its common stock at a public offering price of $17.00 per share, before underwriting discounts, commissions and estimated expenses. All of the shares of common stock are being offered by Avalanche. The Company's common stock has been approved for listing on the NASDAQ Global Market and is expected to begin trading today under the ticker symbol "AAVL".

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