SMi Group Releases New Interview with Leading Allergist, Professor Kimihiro Okubu

SMi Group release an exclusive interview with Nippon Medical School in the run up to Allergies 2016.

LONDON, United Kingdom, June 04, 2016 --( SMi’s 3rd annual Allergies conference returns to London this July and is thrilled to have leading allergist Professor Kimihiro Okubu from Nippon Medical School, as one of the featured speakers for 2016.

Kimihiro Okubu is an ENT surgeon and is currently responsible for clinical research and the development of new drugs at Nippon Medical School where he is a Chair and Professor. He works alongside leading pharmaceutical companies on antihistamines, antileukotoriens, anti-DP receptors, and immunotherapy for the treatment of allergic rhinitis.

In the run-up to his address at Allergies 2016, SMi Group caught up with Professor Okubu to discuss current developments in treatment and diagnosis.

When asked about current challenges in treatment he said, “I believe the changing of strategy for treatment of allergic rhinitis is coming also in Japan. Every allergist and physician want to know how to use the SCIT or SLIT in the period of allergic march from children to adult.”

On current industry developments, he commented, “I am realizing the development of allergy diagnosis is fewer than the development of allergy treatment. Molecular diagnosis and epitope diagnosis is evaluated but there are not so good correlation to clinical symptoms.”

The full interview is available to read in the event download center at

Hear more from Professor Kimihiro Okubu at Allergies 2016 in his keynote presentation on sublingual immunotherapy for cedar pollinosis and mite allergies. A detailed agenda and speaker line-up is also available at

Allergies 2016
Conference: 6th & 7th July | Interactive Workshop: 5th July
Holiday Inn Kensington Forum, London, UK

Proudly sponsored by: Allergy Therapeutics, DBV Technologies, Indoor Biotechnologies and Inflamax Research

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