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Circassia Initiates Further Phase II Clinical Study of Toleromune(R) Anti-Allergy Technology
Date:10/2/2008

us, even life-threatening adverse reactions. In contrast, Circassia's anti-allergy technology has the potential to provide effective but shorter treatments, while minimizing the threat of severe side-effects."

About Circassia

Circassia is a specialty biopharmaceutical company focused on the fields of allergy and critical care. The company has a highly experienced management team with a proven track record in product development and commercialization, and having successfully completed two fundraising rounds is backed by a syndicate of world-class venture capital and institutional investors, including Imperial Innovations, Lansdowne Partners, Goldman Sachs and Invesco Perpetual.

Circassia's lead products target allergies utilizing the company's proprietary T-cell epitope desensitization technology, ToleroMune. The company is also developing its ToleroTrans organ anti-rejection technology, which uses a similar approach to down-regulate immune responses in transplant patients.

Circassia's anti-allergy products offer potential important clinical benefits compared with existing therapies, and consequently have significant market opportunities. Over 150 million people suffer from allergic rhinitis in the US and Europe and the market for current treatments is approximately $12 billion per year. The prevalence of cat allergies is also high, with 1-in-6 Americans and nearly 10% of Europeans suffering from the condition.

For more information please visit http://www.circassia.co.uk.


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