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TrialSpark, Sanofi Strike Deal to Improve Clinical Trial Process

TrialSpark, a technology company that helps streamline the clinical trial process, has partnered with global biopharmaceutical company Sanofi to conduct clinical studies and accelerate the development of new treatments for chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD). TrialSpark’s system is expected to improve the enrollment of Black and Hispanic COPD…

Ohio Insurer Covering Spiration Valve System for Severe Emphysema

Medical Mutual of Ohio now covers Spiration Valve System (SVS), Olympus‘ minimally invasive therapy for eligible patients with severe emphysema, a progressive form of chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD). “This decision by Medical Mutual will provide expanded access to this critical therapy that significantly reduces lung hyperinflation associated with…

Award Supports Study of Ways to Lower Repeat Hospitalizations

The National Heart, Lung, and Blood Institute awarded $962,000 to a University of Buffalo researcher to develop risk models that help to improve patient care and lower hospital readmission rates for people with chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD). “Each year, 7.8 million hospital-discharged patients are readmitted, costing the United…

Study Identifies Genes Linked to Rapid Lung Function Decline

Scientists have identified several genes associated with rapid lung function decline in former and current smokers that might help identify people who are most at risk of developing smoking-related conditions like chronic obstructive pulmonary disorder (COPD). These genes could also improve future clinical trials by helping to identify patients…

Enrollment Complete for RejuvenAir Metered Cryospray Trial

Enrollment is now concluded in a clinical trial evaluating the mechanism of action of RejuvenAir Metered Cryospray, an investigational treatment for chronic bronchitis, the most common form of chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD). Chronic bronchitis is long-term inflammation of the airways, characterized by coughing and excessive mucus production.