Author Archives: Jose Marques Lopes PhD

Arch Biopartners Enrolling Volunteers in Phase 1 Trial of AB569, Therapy Candidate for Drug-resistant Bacterial Lung Infections

A Phase 1 clinical trial testing Arch Biopartners’ AB569 for the treatment of antibiotic-resistant bacterial infections is now enrolling healthy volunteers. The therapy candidate could be a new help for patients with cystic fibrosis (CF), chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD), and other respiratory conditions. The trial will evaluate the…

Potential Therapy for CF Patients with Hearing Loss Due to Antibiotics OK’d for Clinical Trial

The U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) gave a green light to human testing of ORC-13661,  Oricula Therapeutics‘ treatment candidate to prevent hearing loss in people taking high doses of aminoglycoside antibiotics, including patients with cystic fibrosis. Approval given the company’s Investigational New Drug Application will enable Oricula to test…

Zerbaxa Shows Promise Against Bacterial Infections in Pediatric CF, Study Shows

The activity of Zerbaxa (ceftolozane/tazobactam, or C/T) alone or in combination with other antibiotics shows promise against multi-drug resistant (MDR) Pseudomonas aeruginosa infection in pediatric cystic fibrosis (CF) patients, new research shows. The study, “In vitro Activity of Ceftolozane/Tazobactam Alone or with an Aminoglycoside Against Multi-Drug-Resistant Pseudomonas aeruginosa…

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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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