Author Archives: Isaura Santos

Pacific Therapeutics Announces Issuance Of Patent For Fibrosis Candidate PTL-202

Pacific Therapeutics Ltd., a clinical stage pharmaceutical company that repurposes and reformulates already approved drugs for larger markets such as cystic fibrosis, recently announced that the United States Patent Office (USPO) has issued United States Patent No. 9029385 for its patent application, “Compositions and Methods for Treating Fibroproliferative Disorders.”…

Pulmonary Fibrosis Foundation Honors Passing of Ambassador Diane Reichert

The Pulmonary Fibrosis Foundation (PFF) recently expressed its sadness over the loss of PFF Ambassador Diane Reichert, who has passed away. Diane received a diagnosis of idiopathic pulmonary fibrosis (IPF) in 2013, after which she became an Ambassador for the Foundation to help assist and raise awareness about her own disease. According to…

Pulmonary Fibrosis Foundation Announces Registration For International Conference On PF

The Pulmonary Fibrosis Foundation (PFF) recently announced that registration for PFF Summit 2015: From Bench to Bedside is now open. This is an international conference focused on pulmonary fibrosis (PF), a deadly disease that results from lung scarring. The Summit will address medical education for healthcare professionals, conduct sessions dedicated to those that live with…

Aeolus’ Idiopathic Pulmonary Fibrosis Compound Gets Orphan Drug Status

Orphan Drug Status was recently granted to an experimental compound, AEOL 10150, under development by Aeolus Pharmaceuticals to address the need for novel treatments for idiopathic pulmonary fibrosis. AEOL 10150 is a broad-spectrum catalytic antioxidant thought to neutralize reactive nitrogen and oxygen species and, consequently, reduce inflammation, oxidative stress and subsequent…

Galapagos Reports Positive Results For Phase 1 Trial of PF Therapy

Galapagos NV recently announced that GLPG1690, its molecule to address pulmonary diseases such as pulmonary fibrosis, has demonstrated target engagement and a very good safety profile, with Phase 1 results showing favorable drug properties. Galapagos is now advancing GLPG1690 with partner Janssen Pharmaceutica NV. Pulmonary fibrosis…

ProMetic’s PBI-4050 Cleared To Begin Clinical Trials For Idiopathic Pulmonary Fibrosis

ProMetic Life Sciences Inc. reported that their investigational PBI-4050 drug, the firm’s leading anti-fibrotic candidate to address idiopathic pulmonary fibrosis (IPF), was approved to begin clinical trials following CTA clearance by Health Canada. IPF is a devastating, chronic and fatal disease that is characterized by a progressive decline in lung function. It is…

The Pulmonary Fibrosis Foundation Expands Care Center Network

The Pulmonary Fibrosis Foundation (PFF), in order to provide top clinical care for those who suffer from Pulmonary Fibrosis (PF), is expanding its PFF Care Center Network (CCN), a patient care concept originally piloted by The University of Chicago’s Pulmonary Clinic. The PFF Care Center…

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