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Enrollment Now Complete in ZEPHYRUS-1 Trial of Pamrevlumab

Enrollment is now complete in ZEPHYRUS-1, a Phase 3 trial of pamrevlumab, an investigational treatment for idiopathic pulmonary fibrosis (IPF), the therapy’s developer, FibroGen, announced. The randomized, placebo-controlled trial (NCT03955146) now includes 356 IPF patients across 144 sites worldwide. It aims to evaluate the safety and efficacy…

Europe Awaits Proposed New Framework for Sharing Health Data

The European Commission is expected to propose a new governing framework for health data next month, called the European Health Data Space (EHDS), with the aim of connecting national health systems to facilitate secure and efficient transfer of data across systems in different European nations. The move is expected to…

Targeting Pro-scarring Immune Cells Thwarts, Reduces PF in Mice

Using nanoparticles to deliver an anti-scarring RNA molecule to pro-scarring lung macrophages — a type of immune cell — prevented and reduced lung tissue fibrosis in a mouse model of pulmonary fibrosis (PF), a study shows. To specifically target pro-fibrotic macrophages, researchers at University of Illinois College of Medicine (UICM)…

Increased Education Crucial to Improving Rare Disease Care, Survey Finds

Healthcare providers involved in diagnosing and treating rare diseases believe that increased physician education and collaboration with specialized facilities will have the greatest positive impact on treating these conditions over the next five years, according to results from a 2021 survey. Definitive Healthcare, a healthcare commercial intelligence company, conducted…