12 June 2018 | News
Dr. Dilly will serve as a Special Advisor to Aimmune through the end of 2018 as Aimmune prepares for regulatory filings for AR101, its investigational biologic oral immunotherapy for desensitization of patients with peanut allergy.
Singapore – Aimmune Therapeutics, a biopharmaceutical company developing treatments for potentially life-threatening food allergies, announced the appointment of Jayson Dallas, M.D., as President and Chief Executive Officer. Dr. Dallas, a biotech and pharmaceutical industry executive with decades of global strategic and commercial experience, will join Aimmune as President and CEO on June 19th, and will also become a member of the Aimmune Board of Directors.
Dr. Dallas succeeds Stephen Dilly, M.B.B.S., Ph.D., who announced his planned retirement late last year. Dr. Dilly will serve as a Special Advisor to Aimmune through the end of 2018 as Aimmune prepares for regulatory filings for AR101, its investigational biologic oral immunotherapy for desensitization of patients with peanut allergy.
“Jayson comes to Aimmune with both the physician’s focus on patient well-being and the commercial executive’s vision of how to build, innovate and deliver. With these attributes, we believe he’ll capably lead Aimmune to become a commercial company and advance additional food allergy therapeutic candidates into clinical development. We’re pleased that our comprehensive search led us to Jayson, and we’re looking forward to accompanying and supporting him on the transformative road ahead,” said Mark McDade, Chairman of the Aimmune Board of Directors. “At the same time, we want to express our gratitude to Stephen, who guided Aimmune’s evolution from an inspired, scrappy start-up to the standard-bearer in the emerging food allergy therapeutic space. He and his family have our very best wishes.”
Dr. Dallas joins Aimmune from Ultragenyx, a biopharmaceutical company focused on the development of products for rare and ultra-rare diseases, where he served as the company’s first Chief Commercial Officer. In nearly three years in that role, he oversaw commercial operations, including sales, marketing, reimbursement, and new product planning, and led the launches of Ultragenyx’s first two products, both of which received U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) approvals in the past year.
In the role of Special Advisor, Dr. Dilly will focus on the execution of Aimmune’s regulatory filings for AR101, which has FDA Fast Track Designation, as well as FDA Breakthrough Therapy Designation for peanut-allergic patients ages 4–17. Aimmune plans to submit a Biologics License Application (BLA) for AR101 to the FDA by the end of 2018, followed by a Marketing Authorisation Application (MAA) to the European Medicines Agency (EMA) in the first half of 2019.