Author Archives: Joana Fernandes, PhD

Stem Cells from IPF Patients Used to Create Working 3-D ‘Lungs’ to Aid in Research, Personalized Treatment

Researchers used stem cells from patients with idiopathic pulmonary fibrosis (IPF) to create a lung “organoid” — a three-dimensional structure similar to the human lung — that stands to improve studies into lung diseases like IPF and research into personalized drug therapies, by allowing such investigations to take place in an environment…

Ofev (Nintedanib) Seen to Be Safe and Effective Over Long-Term in IPF Patients

Long-term treatment of idiopathic pulmonary fibrosis (IPF) patients with Ofev (nintedanib) showed positive effects in keeping disease progression at bay, while inducing manageable side effects, Boehringer Ingelheim Pharmaceuticals announced. This finding comes from the INPULSIS-ON clinical trial  — an extension study of the INPULSIS trial — designed to assess the long-term effects of…