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Research Overview

Dedicated scientists and clinicians from a wide range of disciplines are expanding our knowledge of cystic fibrosis and translating discoveries in the laboratory into vital new treatments for people living with CF. 

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    CF Basic Research Centers

    The Cystic Fibrosis Foundation's network of research centers around the country brings together leading scientists to pool their talents and advance understanding of the basic science of CF and the complex ways the disease affects different parts of the body.       

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    Research Milestones

    The Cystic Fibrosis Foundation is the world's leader in the search for a cure, funding promising research and working to provide access to quality, specialized care and treatments for people with CF. Nearly every CF drug available today was made possible because of the Foundation's support. 

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    Drug Development Pipeline

    Through our venture philanthropy model, we have raised and invested hundreds of millions of dollars to help discover and develop breakthrough CF therapies. Therapies now in development include those aimed at treating key symptoms of CF and drugs that target the underlying cause of the disease. 

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    The Cystic Fibrosis Foundation's Drug Development Model

    Through its venture philanthropy model, the Cystic Fibrosis Foundation provides early stage funding to biotechnology and pharmaceutical companies to develop breakthrough drugs for cystic fibrosis.

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    New Ideas Energize Scientists at CF Research Conference

    The Foundation hosted a small conference that brought together CF scientists, clinical researchers and biotechnology and pharmaceutical industry representatives. Learn more and watch a short video of attendees sharing their thoughts about the progress we are making in CF research.

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    Video: What’s Next for Clinical Research?

    The CF Foundation is focused on bringing forward new therapies to help people with CF enjoy the best health and quality of life. Following the approval of the new CF drug Orkambi, we sat down with Dr. Mike Boyle, our new vice president of therapeutics development, to learn more about the future of clinical research and what’s most exciting.

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More About Our Research

  1. Clinical Trials

    Learn about clinical trials of therapies meant to treat the underlying cause and key symptoms of cystic fibrosis, and find out how to participate.

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  2. Therapeutics Development Network

    The Cystic Fibrosis Therapeutics Development Network works to improve research methods and pursue new areas of scientific inquiry.

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  3. Cystic Fibrosis Foundation Therapeutics (CFFT)

    Cystic Fibrosis Foundation Therapeutics, Inc. is the Foundation's nonprofit drug discovery and development affiliate, created to help speed development of new CF treatments by funding promising scientific research in academia and the biotechnology and pharmaceutical industries.

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  4. For Researchers

    The Cystic Fibrosis Foundation provides resources, tools, grants and awards to researchers working to advance our knowledge of CF.

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With more than 70 chapters and offices across the country, it’s easy to find and join a local Cystic Fibrosis Foundation chapter near you.

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