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Idiopathic Pulmonary Fibrosis Patients’ Lung Capacity Increased in New Drug Trials

Drug development company Promedior Inc. recently announced the results of its Phase 1B clinical trial of PRM-15 for treating Idiopathic Pulmonary Fibrosis (IPF). Their findings show that structural and functional imaging of IPF patients correlate with data obtained from standard pulmonary tests. The new data could lead to further development of the therapy as an…

Boehringer Ingelheim Launches Idiopathic Pulmonary Fibrosis Mobile App, Web Page To Raise Disease Awareness

Germany-based multinational pharmaceutical company Boehringer Ingelheim has launched a new mobile app and web page self-test as part of its efforts to raise awareness of Idiopathic pulmonary fibrosis (IPF), a chronic, progressive, severely debilitating, and ultimately lethal lung disease for which there are no FDA-approved treatment options in the U.S. Although…

FDA Includes CPF Advocates in IPF Workshop

The U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) organized a workshop on pulmonary fibrosis, which took place on September 26th, in collaboration with the Coalition for Pulmonary Fibrosis (CPF), with the purpose of advocating for the disease throughout the country. Four of the eight panelists at the…

FibroGen’s Experimental FG-3019 Idiopathic Pulmonary Fibrosis Therapy Shows Promise in Recent Trials

FibroGen Inc. (FibroGen) recently presented complete data from a clinical study involving the experimental drug FG-3019 in patients with idiopathic pulmonary fibrosis (IPF.) A large group of patients treated with FG-3019 showed a decrease in lung fibrosis. The data was presented during the 18th International Colloquium on Lung and Airway Fibrosis (ICLAF) held in…

Actress Rose McGowan Campaigns for Idiopathic Pulmonary Fibrosis

  cinemafestival / Shutterstock.com Being diagnosed with an incurable, progressively debilitating and life-threatening disease is difficult to cope with. It is even more difficult when the disease is idiopathic, or “of unknown cause.” Former Charmed star Rose McGowan lost her father to an idiopathic form…

Research Demonstrates Reversal Of Pulmonary Fibrosis With miRagen Therapeutics Synthetic microRNA-29 Mimic (promiR-29)

New findings resulting from a research collaboration between miRagen Therapeutics Inc., a biopharmaceutical company developing innovative microRNA-based therapeutics, and Yale University scientists demonstrate that synthetic microRNA-29 Mimic promiR-29 reversed fibrosis in a mouse model of pulmonary fibrosis. These findings were published in the journal EMBO Molecular Medicine…

Pulmonary Fibrosis Healing May Be Promoted By “Beneficial Inflammation”

Inflammation has long been considered an integral element of the biological process that leads to deadly scarring in idiopathic pulmonary fibrosis, one of a broad category of lung diseases classified as Interstitial lung disease (ILD) that includes more than 130 disorders characterized by scarring (i.e. fibrosis) and/or inflammation…

Idiopathic Pulmonary Fibrosis Found To Cause Evolutionarily Ancient “Master” Protein That Protects Injured Cells, Repairs Damage

Researchers at Brown University in Providence, Rhode Island and collaborating institutions report having achieved some progress in the battle against idiopathic pulmonary fibrosis (IPF), a devastating lung disease that afflicts millions of people worldwide. Two experimental drugs have recently showed promise in clinical trials, and now a study last…