Author Archives: Steve Bryson PhD

Aria Reports Positive Preclinical Data for 2 New IPF Treatments

TXR-1002 and TXR-1007, two new therapeutic candidates for idiopathic pulmonary fibrosis (IPF) from Aria Pharmaceuticals, demonstrated significant efficacy at reducing tissue scarring and good tolerability in a mouse model of the disease. Moreover, Aria said, the new artificial intelligence approach its researchers used in the lab to identify and…

Serious Mortality, Ventilation Risk Seen in IPF Patients With COVID-19

People with idiopathic pulmonary fibrosis (IPF) infected with SARS-CoV-2, the virus that causes COVID-19, are at a greater risk of severe illness leading to mechanical ventilation or death than are infected patients without this progressive lung disease, a large database study reported. Among hospitalized individuals, however, its scientists saw…

Blood Levels Marking Collagen Turnover May Predict IPF Severity

The degree of collagen degradation, a process called collagen turnover, evident in a person’s blood at the time idiopathic pulmonary fibrosis (IPF) is diagnosed predicts the severity of disease progression within one year, regardless of antifibrotic treatment, a study reported. These findings support the use of collagen turnover as a blood…

Enrollment Resumes in GALACTIC-1 Trial of Inhaled Therapy GB0139

Enrollment has resumed, under a revised trial protocol, in the Phase 2b study GALACTIC-1, which is evaluating Galecto’s investigational inhaled therapy GB0139 in adults with idiopathic pulmonary fibrosis (IPF). Galecto in March had been advised to stop recruiting and treating certain trial participants after disparities were…

Computer Analysis IDs New IPF-halting Therapeutic Target

A computer analysis identified a tiny RNA molecule, or microRNA, as a potential therapeutic target to halt the progression of idiopathic pulmonary fibrosis (IPF), which was confirmed later in cell-based tests. Researchers now plan to use these results to develop new RNA-based therapeutics or small molecules with the potential…

FDA Accepts Priority Review Request for Tyvaso DPI

The U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has accepted United Therapeutics’ application for a priority review of Tyvaso DPI, an experimental dry powder inhaled formulation of treprostinil, to treat pulmonary arterial hypertension (PAH) and pulmonary hypertension associated with interstitial lung disease (PH-ILD). …

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