Author Archives: Yedida Y Bogachkov PhD

Untreated IPF Linked to 50% Mortality Rate at 3 Years

If left untreated by anti-fibrotic medications, idiopathic pulmonary fibrosis (IPF) has a 50% mortality rate after three years, according to a recent observational study using real-world data. This is compared with a 26–31% mortality rate among IPF patients taking available anti-fibrotics, such as Esbriet (pirfenidone) and Ofev…

AstraZeneca, BenevolentAI Identify New Treatment Target

AstraZeneca has added a novel target for idiopathic pulmonary fibrosis (IPF) to its portfolio, which was uncovered using BenevolentAI’s artificial intelligence-driven medication discovery platform. “The cause of IPF is largely unknown and the exact mechanisms involved in the progression of IPF remain elusive,” Anne Phelan, PhD, chief scientific…

Potential IPF Treatment AD-214 Works in Inhaled Form, AdAlta Says

AdAlta announced that AD-214, its candidate treatment for idiopathic pulmonary fibrosis (IPF), has been successfully made into an aerosol for inhalation — a nebulized form — while retaining the molecular properties that supported its potential effectiveness in preclinical studies. “The results of these studies support AD-214 being delivered by…