ABOUT RESPIRATORY ALLERGY IN JAPAN
Allergic rhinitis affects 25% of the population in Japan, and asthma 6.7%. House dust mites and Japanese cedar pollen are the two main causes of respiratory allergies.
The Japanese allergy market is the 2nd biggest in the world behind the USA. There is a very strong - and as yet unmet - demand for allergy treatments in Japan.
ABOUT THE STALAIR(R) PROGRAM
Stalair(R) is the name of the pharmaceutical and clinical development program for immunotherapy tablets being implemented by Stallergenes with a view to obtaining marketing authorizations for pharmaceutical products in Europe and in other strategic markets.
The Stalair(R) development program includes 5 immunotherapy tablets: Oralair(R) (grass pollen), Actair(R) (house dust mites), r Bet v 1 (birch pollen recombinant allergen), ragweed pollen and Japanese cedar pollen.
Oralair(R) is the first project resulting from this program. A Mutual Recognition Procedure has been completed in Europe. Oralair(R), which is already marketed in Germany, will be launched in the fall in the Netherlands, the Czech Republic, Slovakia and Austria. Having recently demonstrated its efficacy after 3 years of treatment (study VO53.06 conducted in Europe), Oralair(R) has been the subject of a positive phase III trial in adults in the United States (VO61.08).
The second project in the program is Actair(R), house dust mite
immunotherapy tablet. Having recently demonstrated Act
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