Author Archives: Daniela Semedo, PhD

X-Chem, Vertex to Jointly Develop Small Molecules for CF, Other Severe Genetic Diseases

X-Chem Pharmaceuticals and Vertex Pharmaceuticals will jointly develop small molecules targeting cystic fibrosis (CF) and other severe genetic diseases. Under the collaboration announced May 16, X-Chem will apply its proprietary DEX libraries — which holds more than 120 billion small compounds — to discover new drug candidates against targets involved in CF…

Dalton, Arch Plan Joint Production of AB569 for Clinical Trials Involving Treatment-resistant Lung Infections

Dalton and Arch Biopartners are partnering to manufacture AB569 for clinical trials involving cystic fibrosis (CF) patients with chronic, antibiotic-resistant bacterial lung infections. Under the agreement, the two will divide manufacturing tasks, including formulating the compound, putting it in containers safely, and doing quality-control testing. The drug will be…

AeroVanc Inhaled Powder for Cystic Fibrosis Infections Receives US and Canadian Patents

Savara has received U.S. and Canadian patents for its AeroVanc powdered, inhaled formulation of the antibiotic vancomycin hydrochloride, which combats treatment-resistant lung infections in cystic fibrosis (CF) patients. AeroVanc addresses the growing challenge of the methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus (MRSA) bacteria, Savara said in a press release. The patents from the United States Patent and Trademark…

15 Non-profits in 7 Countries Win Vertex Grants for Cystic Fibrosis Projects

Fifteen non-profit groups in seven countries will receive Cystic Fibrosis Circle of Care project grants totaling nearly $1 million this year, the program’s sponsor, Vertex Pharmaceuticals, announced. The grants, now in their third year, go to medical, academic, patient, and community organizations serving the cystic fibrosis (CF) community. Since the program started in…

Enterprise Therapeutics Gets Cystic Fibrosis Trust Grant to Develop Innovative Treatments

Enterprise Therapeutics has received a £95,000 grant from Britain’s Cystic Fibrosis Trust to develop innovative treatments for cystic fibrosis (CF). The money, equivalent to $118,000, will support the development of CF therapies based on Enterprise Therapeutics’ bronchosphere technology platform. Cystic fibrosis blocks airway passages. The condition stems from faulty airway-surface…

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Don’t Overlook Emotional Wellness When Dealing With Chronic Illness

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Living with a chronic illness can affect emotional wellness, writes columnist Lara Govendo, who offers up some ideas for managing both.

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