Find all the latest worldwide news and in-depth articles related to asthma. This section includes the latest collaboration deals, and technology advancements of biotech companies engaged in asthma work.
For around 300 million people in the world, whipping out their inhaler – a medical device that delivers medicine to the lungs to open up narrowed airways – before puffing medicine into their mouth, is a typical response to wheezing, worsened by an asthma attack. While inhalers offer momentary relief, it is, however, no cure. […]
Arrowhead Pharmaceuticals Inc. has announced interim results from an ongoing phase 1/2 clinical study of ARO-RAGE, an investigational RNA interference (RNAi) therapeutic designed to reduce production of the receptor for advanced glycation end products (RAGE) as a potential treatment for inflammatory pulmonary diseases, such as asthma. These data represent the first clinical demonstration of the […]
Avillion LLP says the US Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has approved AstraZeneca’s Airsupra for the as-needed treatment or prevention of bronchoconstriction and to reduce the risk of exacerbations in people with asthma aged 18 years and older. Airsupra, (albuterol/budesonide, formerly known as PT027) is a first-in-class, pressurized metered-dose inhaler (pMDI), fixed-dose combination rescue medication […]
A maintenance therapy from Sanofi and Regeneron, added to other asthma medications, has shown sustained improvement in lung function, low-rate of asthma attacks and a consistent safety profile for up to two years in children. Results from the longest global phase 3 open-label extension trial in the age group six to 11 years old with […]
Upstream Bio, a clinical-stage biotech company advancing new therapies to treat inflammation, has initiated a phase 1b multiple ascending dose study of UPB-101 in asthma patients with the dosing of the first patient. Meanwhile, a possible way to tackle one of the underlying causes of asthma has been developed by researchers from Aston University and […]
A research team at MedUni Vienna in Austria says it has discovered key mechanisms of allergy to pollen from the common weed mugwort, which could lay the foundation for the development of the world’s first vaccine. Mugwort (Artemisia vulgaris) poses a serious problem for some people with allergies in places where the plant is common […]
Upstream Bio, a U.S. biotech company focused on inflammation, today exited stealth mode with $200M Series A financing. The company said the funding will allow it to advance its lead program UPB-101, a clinical-stage monoclonal antibody targeting the thymic stromal lymphopoietin (TSLP) receptor. It added the investment will also help build a pipeline of assets […]