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Canadian Patent Issued for NP-120 to Treat Lung Diseases

Algernon Pharmaceuticals has secured a patent in Canada covering the use of NP-120 (ifenprodil) as a treatment for idiopathic pulmonary fibrosis (IPF) and other interstitial lung diseases driven by uncontrolled scarring in the lungs. The patent (No. 3101853), “Compositions and Methods for Treating Idiopathic Pulmonary Fibrosis,” was issued by…

Cymerus MSCs Ease Inflammation, Show Promise for Treating IPF

Cymerus mesenchymal stem cells (MSCs), Cynata Therapeutics’ experimental cell therapy, significantly lowered the levels of pro-inflammatory and pro-scarring molecules in the lungs of a mouse model of idiopathic pulmonary fibrosis (IPF), the company announced. The “highly potent” therapy also was shown to significantly reduce immune cell infiltration, and the…

New Esbriet Generic PF Treatment Now Available In US

Accord Healthcare has released a generic version of Esbriet (pirfenidone) for people in the U.S. with idiopathic pulmonary fibrosis (IPF). First approved by the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) in January, the treatment is now available and ready to be shipped, according to Accord. “We’re proud…

Metformin Use Tied to Reduced Mortality in IPF, Diabetes

Treatment with metformin, a medication commonly used to lower blood sugar levels in people with diabetes, was associated with a significantly lower risk of death or hospitalization in patients with diabetes and idiopathic pulmonary fibrosis (IPF), according to a study based on insurance data. The study, “Evaluation for…