Author Archives: Patricia Inacio PhD

N115 Nasal Spray Found to Improve Lung Function in PF Patients

Treatment with N115, EmphyCorp’s non-steroidal nasal spray, led to statistically and clinically significant improvements across all lung function parameters in patients with pulmonary fibrosis (PF) participating in a Phase 3 trial, data show. Now, data from two other Phase 3 clinical trials suggest that N115 also may be…

OSIC Opens Large Database to Aid Research Into PF, Other ILDs

A large and multi-ethnic database, reported to be the first of its kind for rare lung diseases, is now compiling real-world clinical and imaging data on people with pulmonary fibrosis (PF) and other interstitial lung diseases (ILDs) from centers across the globe. Launched by the Open Source Imaging Consortium (OSIC),…

Partners to Open Global Network Supporting PF Research

The Three Lakes Foundation is joining with the Lung Foundation Australia, the Centre of Research Excellence in Pulmonary Fibrosis (CRE-PF), and an Australian philanthropist to create a global network for pulmonary fibrosis (PF) research. Together, they aim to raise disease awareness, and the resources and knowledge…

PF Diagnosis, Care in UK Also Fell to COVID-19 Pandemic

More than 100,000 fewer hospital appointments were logged by people with lung diseases like idiopathic pulmonary fibrosis (IPF) in England between March 2020 and 2021, relative to the average annual number of such appointments — which the Taskforce for Lung Health attributed to the COVID-19 pandemic and the strain…

US Study: Living in Poorer Neighborhoods Linked to Worse Survival

People with idiopathic pulmonary fibrosis (IPF) who live in poorer neighborhoods are less likely to receive a lung transplant and have a higher mortality risk, a U.S. single-center study reports. The study’s lead researcher said she was surprised the findings of “neighborhood-level disadvantage” reached significance given the relatively…

SAN903, for IPF, Significantly Lessens Fibrosis in Animal Study

SAN903, a candidate therapy for idiopathic pulmonary fibrosis (IPF), led to a significant reduction in markers of inflammation and fibrosis (scarring) in a mouse model of induced pulmonary fibrosis (PF), its developer, Saniona, reported. The treatment’s ability to lessen tissue scarring also outperformed that of Esbriet (pirfenidone),…