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AbbVie Gets Experimental IPF Treatment DJS-002 in Acquisition

AbbVie’s portfolio of antibodies for the potential treatment of idiopathic pulmonary fibrosis (IPF) now includes DJS-002 — a first-in-class antibody directed against lysophosphatidic acid receptor-1 (LPAR1), a protein thought to drive the progression of IPF and other fibrotic diseases. This was made possible by AbbVie’s estimated $250 million acquisition of…

BenevolentAI Identifies New IPF Treatment Target for AstraZeneca

BenevolentAI has identified a new treatment target for idiopathic pulmonary fibrosis (IPF) that will be added to AstraZeneca’s therapeutic discovery portfolio. This is the third IPF target identified by the platform for the biopharmaceutical company following previous discoveries. Another AI-generated target for chronic kidney disease (CKD)…

IPF Treatment RXC007 Shows Promise in Easing Scarring in Mice

The treatment candidate RXC007 demonstrated promising efficacy in easing fibrosis, or scarring, in mouse models of idiopathic pulmonary fibrosis (IPF) and other scarring-related conditions. In healthy human volunteers participating in a recently-completed Phase 1 trial, RXC007 displayed a good safety and pharmacological profile. Now, Redx Pharma, the company…

Piceatannol, Natural Compound, Seen to Ease PF Markers in Mice

Piceatannol, a natural compound with antioxidant and anti-inflammatory properties, eased the signs and symptoms of pulmonary fibrosis (PF) in mice, a study reported. According to its researchers, these findings indicate that piceatannol could be a promising treatment candidate for PF. The study, “Piceatannol-mediated JAK2/STAT3 signaling pathway inhibition…

Orphan Drug Status Sought for NP-120 to Treat IPF With Cough

Algernon Pharmaceuticals has filed for orphan drug status for NP-120 (ifenprodil), an experimental oral medicine for patients with idiopathic pulmonary fibrosis (IPF) who have persistent, hard-to-treat cough. “The FDA has a standard response time of 90 days to requests for orphan designation, and so we should know by…

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