Author Archives: Maureen Newman

Promising Experimental IPF Drug Receives Orphan Status

MediciNova, Inc.’s idiopathic pulmonary fibrosis (IPF) drug candidate MN-001 (tipelukast) was recently granted orphan drug status by the US Food and Drug Administration. As a result, MediciNova will have exclusive rights to market MN-001 to treat patients with IPF, should it be approved following clinical trials. “We are very pleased…

Groundbreaking IPF Research To Receive Major Grant From NIH

An influx of research at the University of Colorado, Denver (UCD) concerning the use of Parion Science’s mucolytic agents to treat idiopathic pulmonary fibrosis (IPF), will be made possible by a $7.9 million-total grant from the National Institutes of Health (NIH). According to a press release from…

Lung Injury from Carbon Nanotubes Reduced With Aluminum Coating

Although multi walled carbon nanotubes (CNTs) are all the rage in product development, finding applications in sporting goods, electronic devices, and many other products, they pose a potential health hazard similar to asbestos. However, Dr. James Bonner, a professor at North Carolina State University, found a way to reduce…

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