Researchers are exploring treatments that will keep people with cystic fibrosis as healthy as possible until a cure is found. In the first plenary at the NACFC, two CF scientists explain the progress of current research.
There was a clear message in today's second plenary at NACFC: no matter what role you play -- physician, scientist, person living with CF, parent, fundraiser, regulator -- it is going to take a tremendous team effort to advance new therapies as fast as possible and eventually find a cure for CF.
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.
The COVID-19 pandemic brought great challenges to cystic fibrosis care. As Michelle Prickett showed during plenary 1 of this year's North American Cystic Fibrosis Conference, CF care teams adapted to provide care and keep us safe. It also shows where CF care may be headed in the future.
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After watching the second plenary of the 2021 North American Cystic Fibrosis Conference, I was incredibly impressed by the level of support the Cystic Fibrosis Foundation is providing to the development of the next generation of therapeutics. Developing genetic therapies -- especially those as complex as gene editing -- will take a long time and a lot of collaboration.
The Cystic Fibrosis Foundation has awarded up to $3 million to Kinnear Pharmaceuticals to conduct preclinical testing of a broad-spectrum anti-infective that has the potential to treat multi-drug resistant Pseudomonas and other infections in people with cystic fibrosis.
Today, the Cystic Fibrosis Foundation announced that it has awarded up to $400,000 to Life Edit Therapeutics Inc. to explore the application of their unique gene editing technology in CF.