Author Archives: Marisa Wexler MS

Syndax, Incyte Join Forces to Develop Axatilimab for IPF

Syndax Pharmaceuticals and Incyte are forming a global partnership to develop and commercialize axatilimab, an investigational therapy for idiopathic pulmonary fibrosis (IPF) and other diseases characterized by excessive scarring. The companies are planning to launch a proof-of-concept Phase 2 clinical trial to test axatilimab in IPF patients…

Cudetaxestat Did Not Interact with Ofev in Animal Study

Cudetaxestat (BLD-0409), an investigational treatment for idiopathic pulmonary fibrosis (IPF) being developed by Blade Therapeutics, does not interact with the approved IPF treatment Ofev (nintedanib), according to research done in rats. “We believe that these are important data that help inform our step-wise approach to advance the clinical…

FDA OKs Clinical Trial Testing Cudetaxestat With Ofev, Esbriet

The U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has authorized Blade Therapeutics to begin a Phase 1 clinical trial evaluating pharmacological interactions between its investigational medication, cudetaxestat (BLD-0409), and two approved treatments for idiopathic pulmonary fibrosis (IPF). The trial will enroll an estimated 86 healthy individuals, who…

MyMD Earns Patent for Investigational Therapy MYMD-1

MyMD Pharmaceuticals has secured a 13th U.S. patent protecting its experimental therapy MYMD-1, which is being investigated as a potential treatment for idiopathic pulmonary fibrosis (IPF) and other diseases. The new patent (11,096,933), “Method of Treating Disorders Associated with Chronic Inflammation,” covers the administration of MYMD-1 to…

Many Wait a Year or Longer for PF Diagnosis, Survey Finds

For more than 40% of people with pulmonary fibrosis (PF), obtaining an accurate diagnosis takes a year or longer, according to a European survey. As noted by the international team of researchers who conducted the study, survey findings highlighted “a major need for more information and support during and…

Blood Levels of Molecules May Distinguish IPF From Other ILDs

Measuring the levels of certain molecules in the blood could be useful for distinguishing idiopathic pulmonary fibrosis (IPF) from other types of lung disease, according to a recent study. The study, “Serum Biomarkers in Differential Diagnosis of Idiopathic Pulmonary Fibrosis and Connective Tissue Disease-Associated Interstitial Lung Disease,”…

Switching Between Antifibrotics May Help IPF Patients Live Longer

Switching antifibrotic treatment is generally well-tolerated among people with idiopathic pulmonary fibrosis (IPF), and those who did generally lived several years longer than those who did not, a study from Japan reports. Findings suggest that switching from one antifibrotic to another “is feasible and may improve prognosis [disease course]…