Author Archives: Marisa Wexler MS

Organoid-Based Personalized Medicine Trial Enrollment Complete

Enrollment is complete for a European initiative to test an organoid-based, personalized-medicine approach to treating cystic fibrosis, with the first trial starting later this year, said Proteostasis Therapeutics (PTI) and CF Europe. The Human Individualized Therapy of CF (HIT-CF) initiative will test PTI drug combinations through…

Cystic Fibrosis Foundation Applauds FDA Approval of Trikafta

The Cystic Fibrosis Foundation (CFF) is celebrating the United States Food and Drug Administration’s decision to approve Trikafta. The therapy — a triple combo based on elexacaftor, tezacaftor, and ivacaftor, which is being developed by Vertex Pharmaceuticals — was approved on Oct. 21 for people with cystic fibrosis (CF)…

FDA Designates Vast’s BIOC11 a Qualified Infectious Disease Product

The U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has designated Vast Therapeutics’ BIOC11 a Qualified Infectious Disease Product (QIDP) for the treatment of people with cystic fibrosis (CF) who have chronic pulmonary infections due to Pseudomonas aeruginosa. The QIDP designation makes BIOC11 eligible for priority-review and fast-track statuses…

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Words Between Worlds: Improving Cross-class Communication in Medical Spaces

A banner for Kate Delany's "Breathe and Believe" column that depicts a pair of lungs with flowers blossoming from them.
Columnist Kate Delany investigates how communication between patients, family members, and doctors is often shaped by class origins.

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