PTC Therapeutics has discontinued development of ataluren as a potential treatment for people with cystic fibrosis caused by a nonsense mutation. The Cystic Fibrosis Foundation is supporting efforts to pursue treatments for people with CF who have a nonsense, splicing or other rare mutations.
Cystic Fibrosis Foundation Therapeutics Inc. made its first major award last month to advance gene editing research in cystic fibrosis. Editas Medicine Inc. will explore the potential of using what some scientists refer to as “a tiny pair of scissors” to snip out the genetic defect that causes CF.
Dr. James Chmiel shares new developments in drugs to reduce inflammation in the lungs and help prevent lung damage.
Dr. Jennifer Taylor-Cousar shares new developments in drugs that fight infections in the lungs of people with cystic fibrosis.