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Currently, wet age-related macular degeneration is treated with frequent injections of anti-VEGF protein directly into the eyeball. This creates a burden for both patients and physicians, and limits access for those who are not able to comply with frequent visits and injections.

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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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