Author Archives: Charles Moore

AffloVest Airway-Clearance Device, for Patients with Cystic Fibrosis and Other Respiratory Diseases, Now Made in America

Austin, Texas-based International Biophysics Corporation, maker of AffloVest — a completely self-contained, battery operated, portable high-frequency chest wall oscillation (HFCWO) device for bringing critical therapy to people struggling with cystic fibrosis (CF), bronchiectasis, and other respiratory diseases — is joining several major U.S.

Cystic Fibrosis Phase 2 Trial of Drug Aiming to Stabilize Key CF Gene Underway

Nivalis Therapeutics, Inc., a Boulder, Colorado-based clinical stage pharmaceutical company, announced that the first patient has been dosed in the Phase 2 clinical trial of its lead investigational drug, N91115, a stabilizer of the cystic fibrosis transmembrane conductance regulator (CFTR) protein. The purpose of this double-blind, randomized, placebo-controlled, parallel group study…

Vertex, CRISPR to Use Gene Editing in Search for New Cystic Fibrosis Treatments

Vertex Pharmaceuticals, Inc. and CRISPR Therapeutics have announced that they will collaborate on drug research and development using CRISPR’s proprietary gene editing technology CRISPR-Cas9 to discover novel, potential treatments that address the underlying genetic causes of diseases such as cystic fibrosis (CF). The collaboration between Vertex and CRISPR will evaluate the use…

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What It’s Like to Have a Family Member in the ICU

Main graphic for "Safe and Sound," Cystic Fibrosis News Today, by columnist Shelby Dell
Five years after her brother, Bradley, fought for his life in the ICU, columnist Shelby Dell reflects on how his hospitalization affected her.

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