Optinose Technology Inventor Named Winner of European Inventor Award 2021

Co-founder and Chief Scientific Officer of Optinose AS honored for his invention of the technology used in the Optinose Exhalation Delivery System

YARDLEY, PA — Optinose (NASDAQ: OPTN) this week announced Dr. Per Djupesland received the European Inventor Award 2021 in the Industry category from the European Patent Office (EPO) for his invention of the technology that serves as a basis for the Optinose Exhalation Delivery System (EDS™).

“On behalf of the team at Optinose I would like to congratulate our friend and colleague, Per Djupesland, for receiving this important recognition,” said Peter Miller, CEO of Optinose. “We believe there is growing appreciation of the difference an EDS can make in the delivery of medicines, including with our product XHANCE®. We believe this recognition by the EPO, in a cross-disciplinary forum, is validation of the importance of this innovation relative to a wide spectrum of inventions.”

The European Inventor Award was launched by the EPO in 2006. The finalists and winners are selected by an independent body consisting of international authorities from the fields of business, politics, science, academia and research who examine the proposals for their contribution towards technical progress, social development, economic prosperity and job creation in Europe. The Award is conferred in five categories (Industry, Research, Small and Medium-sized Enterprises, Non-EPO countries and Lifetime achievement). In addition, the public selects the winner of the Popular Prize from among the 15 finalists through online voting.

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