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MUC5B Mutation May Lengthen Life for IPF Patients on Anti-fibrotics

A variant of the MUC5B gene, known as the rs35705950 (T) allele, appears to lead to better survival in people with idiopathic pulmonary fibrosis (IPF) on anti-fibrotic treatment, a study reports. These findings highlight the potential usefulness of MUC5B genetic data in treating and managing these patients. The study,…

FDA Designates Axatilimab an Orphan Drug for IPF

Axatilimab, an investigational therapy being developed by Syndax Pharmaceuticals, has been granted orphan drug designation by the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) as a potential treatment for idiopathic pulmonary fibrosis (IPF). The FDA gives orphan drug status to medications that have the potential to substantially improve care…