Author Archives: Forest Ray PhD

Moderna, Vertex Team Up to Develop Gene-editing Delivery Techniques

Moderna Therapeutics and Vertex Pharmaceuticals have entered a three-year research and licensing agreement aimed at developing gene-editing delivery techniques for the treatment of cystic fibrosis (CF). While Moderna will focus on ways to deliver gene-editing therapies to lung cells, Vertex will concentrate on other gene-editing components —…

Savara Closing Trial of Molgradex in Treating NTM Lung Infections in CF Patients

Savara Pharmaceuticals is stopping its Phase 2a exploratory clinical study of Molgradex (molgramostim nebulizer solution) to treat nontuberculous mycobacterial (NTM) lung infection in people with cystic fibrosis (CF), the company announced in a press release. The decision to discontinue the open-label ENCORE trial (NCT03597347) stems from an inability to achieve the study’s primary outcome. That goal…

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The Benefits of Being Sick

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As columnist Lara Govendo reflects on her journey through CF and transplant, she realizes there are a surprising number of benefits.

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