At the 2016 North American Cystic Fibrosis Conference (NACFC) held on Oct. 27-29 in Orlando, Fla., the Cystic Fibrosis Foundation announced the recipients of seven awards given to members of the research and medical community whose achievements have helped advance cystic fibrosis research and care.
The lab will use the latest scientific advances -- including stem cell research and gene editing -- to accelerate new treatments for cystic fibrosis.
The Cystic Fibrosis Foundation invited more than 100 scientists to its research conference in Savannah, Ga., last month to discuss recent advancements in gene therapy, gene editing and stem-cell biology and how these new technologies could be applied to finding a one-time cure for cystic fibrosis.
Cystic Fibrosis Foundation Therapeutics Inc. will award up to $1.7 million to Alaxia SAS to test the safety of a potential inhaled therapy that may fight drug-resistant bacteria that infect people with cystic fibrosis
Cystic Fibrosis Foundation Therapeutics Inc. has awarded more than $4 million to AlgiPharma AS to continue Phase 2 clinical trials for a drug that may help restore normal function to cystic fibrosis mucus and make it easier for people with CF to cough out.
Cystic Fibrosis Foundation Therapeutics Inc. announced an award of up to $5M to Editas Medicine Inc. to advance potential gene editing approaches for cystic fibrosis.
Cystic Fibrosis Foundation Therapeutics Inc. (CFFT) will provide up to $3 million through a drug development award to Swiss pharmaceutical company Polyphor Ltd. to continue clinical trials of a potential anti-inflammatory drug. The drug, POL6014, inhibits the activity of an enzyme that can destroy lung tissue if produced in excess.