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Pliant Therapeutics accelerates development of bexotegrast for IPF

Pliant Therapeutics’ Phase 2b BEACON-IPF trial testing bexotegrast, an investigational oral treatment, in people with idiopathic pulmonary fibrosis (IPF) is now a pivotal, adaptive Phase 2b/3 trial. Accepted by European Union and global health authorities, the implementation of the adaptive design is expected to markedly shorten the therapy’s…

Acute flares before lung transplant put ILD patients at higher risk

Acute exacerbations, or sudden bouts of symptom worsening, increase the mortality risk after lung transplantation in people with interstitial lung diseases (ILDs), including idiopathic pulmonary fibrosis (IPF), a study reports. While a lung transplant is considered an effective treatment for ILDs, these findings “suggest that caution is required during decision-making,…

Nippon awarded exclusive rights in Japan to IPF treatment C21

Sweden-based Vicore Pharma has granted exclusive rights to pharmaceutical company Nippon Shinyaku to develop and commercialize its treatment candidate C21 (VP01) in Japan, with an initial focus on idiopathic pulmonary fibrosis (IPF). Nippon will be operationally and financially responsible for the development of C21 in Japan, where…

5 PFF Scholars each awarded $100K in research grants

Five new Pulmonary Fibrosis Foundation (PFF) scholars will each use $100,000, granted over the course of two years, to research new ways to diagnose, treat, or manage pulmonary fibrosis (PF). The six-year-old program awards grants each year to help scientists improve their understanding of PF, a chronic…

Broadway stars to belt out for PF fundraiser March 18

For the 14th year, a cast of Broadway luminaries will take the stage for the Pulmonary Fibrosis Foundation’s (PFF) largest fundraiser, Broadway Belts for PFF! The March 18 gala, which may also be viewed virtually, will raise funds and awareness for the more than 250,000 U.S. residents thought to…