Author Archives: Magdalena Kegel

miRagen to Present Results of Early Study on Inhaled Anti-fibrotic Therapy for IPF at ERS Congress

miRagen Therapeutics will release preclinical data supporting an inhaled version of its investigational treatment MRG-201 for idiopathic pulmonary fibrosis (IPF) at the European Respiratory Society (ERS) International Congress that opens Saturday. At the meeting, which runs Sept. 9–13 in Milan, Italy, miRagen will present the poster, “Feasibility, distribution, and efficacy of…

Galapagos Therapy GLPG1690 Excels in Phase 2 IPF Trial, Spurring Further Development

GLPG1690, an investigational therapy developed by Galapagos to treat idiopathic pulmonary fibrosis (IPF), prevented further lung decline in a Phase 2a trial, allowing the Belgian pharmaceutical firm to rapidly move forward with the clinical development of this therapy. The trial, called FLORA (NCT02738801), involved randomly assigning 17 IPF patients treatment with GLPG1690 and…

Ofev Corrects Blood Vessel Abnormalities Associated with Lung Fibrosis, Study Suggests

Ofev (nintedanib) can counter lung fibrosis by correcting abnormalities in lung blood-vessel structure, according to a German study in mice. The research suggests that fibrosis, or tissue scarring, and mechanisms involved in blood vessel formation interact in the progression of the disease. Researchers at the Johannes Gutenberg University Medical Center in Mainz studied…