Author Archives: Marisa Wexler MS

BiomX’s Phage Cocktail Seen to Kill Resistant P. aeruginosa in Studies

BX004, a phage therapy candidate for Pseudomonas aeruginosa infections in people with cystic fibrosis (CF), was able to effectively kill a range of antibiotic-resistant bacterial strains under laboratory conditions, new data show. These findings were shared in the poster “Phage therapy for chronic Pseudomonas aeruginosa infections in Cystic Fibrosis…

First People Dosed With Investigational Therapy EDT001

The first participants have been dosed in the first clinical trial testing EDT001, an investigational therapy for cystic fibrosis (CF) being developed by Enterprise Therapeutics. The trial is being conducted in healthy participants (without CF) to assess the investigational medicine’s safety profile. “We are excited to be entering…

FDA Approves Trikafta to Treat Children Starting at Age 6

The U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has approved expanding the use of Trikafta (elexacaftor, tezacaftor, and ivacaftor) to children with cystic fibrosis (CF), ages 6 and older, who have at least one F508del mutation in the CFTR gene or a CFTR mutation that responds to Trikafta in laboratory studies. Use of…

New Cell Research Model Shows Promise Against P. Aeruginosa

A combination of bacteria-infecting viruses and antibiotics can be used to effectively protect lung cells against infection by Pseudomonas aeruginosa, a bacteria that commonly causes lung infections in people with cystic fibrosis (CF), according to a study led by researchers at the University of Geneva (UNIGE). The model…

CF Foundation Funds Three New Research Projects

As part of its Path to a Cure initiative, the Cystic Fibrosis Foundation announced three new awards to fund research projects that seek to advance the treatment of cystic fibrosis (CF). The largest award, of up to $2.6 million, was given to Eloxx Pharmaceuticals to aid in the…

Vertex, Concert Strike Deal on Investigational Therapy VX-561

Vertex Pharmaceuticals has made a $32 million purchase from Concert Pharmaceuticals related to future milestones from the 2017 agreement when Vertex purchased Concert’s investigational treatment for cystic fibrosis (CF), VX-561. According to Roger Tung, PhD, Concert’s president and CEO, the purchase will help Concert as it continues…

CF Patients Cite Barriers to Physical Activity

People with cystic fibrosis (CF) experience many barriers that limit their participation in physical activity, ranging from a lack of energy to low motivation to self-consciousness, a recent study highlights. A “tentative but important finding” from the study is that people with CF generally prefer at-home exercise over going…


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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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