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.
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.
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.
Study reaffirms the Foundation’s commitment to advance solutions to the growing challenge of antibiotic resistance
The Cystic Fibrosis Foundation awarded up to $4.7 million to EnBiotix Inc. to study the potential use of inhaled colistin as an additional option to treat Pseudomonas infections in people with cystic fibrosis who are not responding to current treatments.
Investment will support discovery research of a novel Gene CodingTM approach that could benefit all people with CF regardless of their mutation
The Cystic Fibrosis Foundation awarded up to $3.5 million to Arrevus Inc. to test a potential treatment for pulmonary exacerbations in people with cystic fibrosis in a late phase clinical trial.
This milestone was reached nearly two years ahead of the initiative’s five-year commitment. However, the Foundation aims to continue to support infection research at the same pace as it has in the past three years.
New modulators in development by the CF-specific company could provide unique treatment options for the underlying cause of cystic fibrosis for many people with the disease
The Foundation’s award will support preclinical studies of a potential phage therapy to treat resistant Pseudomonas infections.