The Cystic Fibrosis Foundation announced a new set of research agreements to drive progress on its Path to a Cure. The nine awards will advance a variety of tools and strategies to accelerate treatments for the underlying cause of cystic fibrosis for all people with CF, regardless of their mutations.
Today, the Cystic Fibrosis Foundation awarded $2.76 million for 11 laboratory studies that will advance our understanding of the underlying factors that impact COVID-19 outcomes in people with cystic fibrosis. Ultimately, insights gained from this body of research may be used to improve future treatments.
Potential oral formulation of drug targeting nontuberculous mycobacteria infections could reduce side effects of current treatment
Potential treatment from Calithera Biosciences minimizes growth of germs in the lungs
Thirty-three new projects are being funded as part of the Foundation's $100 million Infection Research Initiative.
On July 9, the Cystic Fibrosis Foundation's President and CEO, Dr. Michael P. Boyle, participated in the global launch of the AMR Action Fund. Alongside leaders in global health, Dr. Boyle highlighted the critical need of antibiotics for people living with CF and stressed that research investment alone will not solve the challenges of antibiotic development.
The Cystic Fibrosis Foundation has awarded up to $5.6 million to Microbion Corporation to develop a novel, inhaled antibiotic to treat drug-resistant bacterial infections in people with cystic fibrosis.
Study reaffirms the Foundation's commitment to advance solutions to the growing challenge of antibiotic resistance and evaluate the use of phage to treat infections for people with CF
The Cystic Fibrosis Foundation awarded up to $5 million to Armata Pharmaceuticals for the first-ever controlled clinical study of phage therapy in CF, reaffirming the Foundation's commitment to advance innovative solutions to the growing challenge of antibiotic resistance.