Epicore Launches Wearable Patch to Analyze Sweat of CF Patients

Epicore Biosystems has launched in the U.S. a wearable patch allowing it to collect and analyze sweat for biomarker research, the company announced. Called the Discovery Patch Sweat Collection System, it may be useful in monitoring changes in sweat chloride in people with cystic fibrosis (CF), among other applications.

Students Welcome to Apply for ‘Sacks for CF’ Scholarships

Students living with cystic fibrosis (CF) and attending or starting college, either at the undergraduate or graduate level, are invited to apply for one of 30 “Sacks for CF” scholarships. The annual program is run by the Boomer Esiason Foundation, a nonprofit dedicated to helping people with CF. Every…

CF Patients With COVID-19 at Higher Risk of Poor Outcomes

Cystic fibrosis (CF) patients infected with the virus that causes COVID-19 are at a higher risk of hospitalization, a need for intensive care, and kidney injury relative to COVID-19 patients without this disease, according to a large, multi-center study in the U.S. While previous research reported that CF…

Elixir Chooses Maxor Specialty as CF Medication Provider

Pharmacy benefits and services company Elixir has chosen Maxor Specialty Pharmacy to be its network’s exclusive provider of medications for cystic fibrosis (CF). Maxor Specialty specializes in rare diseases like CF and is one of four pharmacies in the U.S. to have access to all medications approved for cystic fibrosis,…

Phase 1 Study of KB407 Green-lighted in Australia

A research ethics committee in Australia has given Krystal Biotech the go-ahead to start a Phase 1 clinical study of KB407, the company’s investigational inhaled gene therapy for cystic fibrosis (CF). Enrollment for the trial is expected to start soon, according to Krystal, following approval from the…

Trikafta Now Covered in 2 More Canadian Provinces

The publicly funded drug access programs in the Canadian provinces of Alberta and Saskatchewan are now covering the triple-combination therapy Trikafta for eligible patients with cystic fibrosis (CF). These provinces join Ontario as the first to confirm coverage of Trikafta in Canada. “It’s a relief to know that…

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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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