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Friday, June 18, 2010

Drug Development Pipeline

This is something I like to take a look at from time to time - the drug development pipeline for CF medications. The two things that I am most interested in are VX-809 and TIP (Tobramycin Inhalation Powder). VX-809 is the "gene therapy" discussed in relation to CF (specifically for my mutation). It could be very very promising, but who knows how far off it is?

(From cff.org website)

Drug Development Pipeline


The Cystic Fibrosis Foundation has built a dynamic "pipeline" for the development of more new potential cystic fibrosis (CF) therapies than ever before. To treat a complex disease like CF, therapies must target problems in the airways and the digestive system.

In the CF drug development pipeline, there also are promising new therapies designed to rectify the cause of CF — a faulty gene and/or its faulty protein product.

Below is a "snapshot" of those potential CF therapies that are currently in development as of February 22, 2010.

Cystic Fibrosis  Foundation's Drug Development Pipeline
























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