Ventaleon founder Dr. Gerhard Scheuch receives Juraj Ferin Award 2017 for outstanding contributions to the International Society for Aerosols in Medicine
Gemuenden, Germany, June 14, 2017- Ventaleon GmbH, a biotechnology company focusing on the development of inhaled treatments against viral infections, is pleased to congratulate Dr. Gerhard Scheuch, who has received the Juraj Ferin Award 2017 for his outstanding contributions to the International Society for Aerosols in Medicine (ISAM). The award was presented on June 4, 2017 at the 21st ISAM Congress in Santa Fe, New Mexico, USA.
Dr. Scheuch is an internationally recognized expert in pulmonary drug delivery, inhalation products as well as respiratory diseases and served as ISAM president from 2007 through 2013. Dr. Scheuch founded Ventaleon in 2012 and was CEO until stepping down earlier this year but will continue to serve as a member of the Supervisory Board of Ventaleon. He was founder and CEO of Activaero as well as of Inamed, both companies dedicated to developing inhalation technologies and therapies, and also served as chief scientific officer at Vectura group plc after their acquisition of Activaero. He holds a PhD in physics from the Wolfgang Goethe University Frankfurt (Germany).
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About Ventaleon GmbH: www.ventaleon.com
Ventaleon GmbH is a biotechnology company focused on the development of inhaled treatments against viral infections. The Company's lead therapy candidate is an inhaled form of LASAG (D,L-lysine acetylsalicylate * glycine), which it is developing to treat severe influenza. A proof-of-concept study in influenza patients with moderate to severe symptoms demonstrated more rapid symptom decline when administered inhaled LASAG compared to standard of care. The Company is currently preparing to enter a pivotal clinical trial with inhaled LASAG. Ventaleon was founded as a spin-off from Activaero and is supported by a group of leading international investors, including Coöperatief LSP U.A,, BioMedInvest II LP, Abalis Finance AG, Vesalius Biocapital I S.A., Venture Incubator AG, CatheyWorldInvestment Ltd. and BayBg.
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