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First IPF patient dosed in Phase 2 trial of bersiporocin

The first patient has been dosed in a Phase 2 clinical trial of bersiporocin, Daewoong Pharmaceutical’s treatment candidate for idiopathic pulmonary fibrosis (IPF). Full patient dosing and initial data from the study are anticipated by 2024, according to Daewoong. “Daewoong Pharmaceutical has set the significant first step to the…

CSP strikes $336M deal to market Daewoong’s IPF therapy in China

CS Pharmaceuticals (CSP) has entered into an exclusive in-licensing agreement with Daewoong Pharmaceutical to develop and commercialize bersiporocin, an oral experimental anti-fibrotic medication for idiopathic pulmonary fibrosis (IPF) and other respiratory diseases in the greater China region. “This will be the stepping stone towards becoming a game…

Insilico’s AI-inspired therapy earns orphan drug designation

The U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has granted INS018_055 orphan drug designation for the treatment of idiopathic pulmonary fibrosis (IPF), the therapy’s developer Insilico Medicine, announced. Insilico is expecting to initiate a global Phase 2 clinical trial testing INS018_055 in people with IPF later this year. Orphan drug…

IPF trial of RNAi therapy starts dosing patients, healthy volunteers

Dosing has begun in a clinical trial evaluating ARO-MMP7, Arrowhead Pharmaceuticals’ investigational RNA interference (RNAi) therapy for idiopathic pulmonary fibrosis (IPF). Expecting to enroll up to 56 healthy volunteers and 21 adults with IPF, the Phase 1/2a trial (NCT05537025) — dubbed AROMMP7-1001 — will evaluate the therapy’s…

RESP Biosensor Will Monitor Respiratory Issues at Home

Strados Labs is teaming up with Boehringer Ingelheim to conduct a pilot study leveraging its RESP Biosensor, a first-of-its-kind device designed to remotely monitor key changes in lung sounds, cough, and other respiratory issues in people with idiopathic pulmonary fibrosis (IPF) and other lung disorders. In Boehringer…

It’s No. 13 for ‘Broadway Belts for PFF!’ on March 6

The Pulmonary Fibrosis Foundation (PFF) is set to present the 13th edition of “Broadway Belts for PFF!” — an annual glitzy affair that has become the nonprofit’s single-largest fundraiser — on March 6. The gala, which also seeks to heighten awareness of pulmonary fibrosis (PF), will take place…

Phase 3 INOpulse Trial Enrollment Completed; Results Due This Year

The Phase 3 REBUILD clinical trial testing INOpulse (inhaled nitric oxide) in people with pulmonary fibrosis (PF) has enrolled its last patient. Recruitment finished sooner than anticipated, according to INOpulse developer Bellerophon Therapeutics. Top-line results are expected later this year and it’s hoped they will support efforts on…

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