COPD - Articles and news items

Orion seeks EU market authorisation for asthma/COPD product

Industry news / 22 December 2016 / Niamh Louise Marriott, Digital Editor

Based on the results Orion is planning to apply for a marketing authorisation for the product in Europe. Orion currently estimates that the marketing…

Social media sourced Real World Evidence: A new wave in collecting data

Blog, Z Homepage promo / 3 October 2016 / Peter Brady, CEO Orbital Media and Dr Martin Goldman, independent medical officer, Iatros Consulting

Dr Martin Goldman joins Peter Brady, Orbital Media’s CEO, to discuss how to untap the potential of social media sourced real world evidence…

Smartfish’s medical drink trial a success for COPD patients suffering from cachexia

Industry news / 20 September 2016 / Niamh Louise Marriott, Digital Content Producer

Cachexia is a condition of involuntary weight loss, undernourishment and a number of negative side-effects that can be seen in patients with Chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD), as well as in cancer and in several severe inflammatory diseases, such as AIDS, congestive heart failure, tuberculosis and rheumatoid arthritis…

Verona secures funding commitments to help progress RPL554

Industry news / 20 June 2016 / Victoria White, Digital Content Producer

Verona Pharma has successfully secured funding commitments to raise gross proceeds of £44.7m through a conditional placing with new and existing investors…

Positive Phase IIa study data for RPL554 in COPD

Industry news / 10 May 2016 / Victoria White, Digital Content Producer

RPL554 is a novel inhaled dual PDE3/PDE4 inhibitor with both bronchodilator and anti-inflammatory properties in the same molecule…

Only minority of COPD patients may benefit from inhaled corticosteroids

Industry news / 8 April 2016 / Victoria White, Digital Content Producer

A new study shows that levels of eosinophils can help identify patients with COPD who may and may not benefit from the addition of ICS treatment…

Verona Pharma announces positive headline data from RPL554 trial

Industry news / 15 March 2016 / Victoria White

The study met its primary objective, with nebulised RPL554 demonstrating a dose-dependent bronchodilator response in asthma patients…

Do asthma and COPD exist? Experts call for a new approach to patient management

Industry news / 1 February 2016 / Victoria White

Defining a patient’s symptoms using the historical diagnostic labels of asthma and COPD is an outdated approach, according to experts…

Positive top-line results from the Japanese Phase II study of Traumakine® for the treatment of ARDS

AstraZeneca to acquire Takeda’s respiratory business

Industry news / 17 December 2015 / Victoria White

AstraZeneca is to acquire the core respiratory business of Takeda for $575 million, adding Daxas to its portfolio…

Global COPD treatment market to hit $11.2 billion by 2021, says GBI Research

Industry news / 3 December 2015 / Victoria White

GBI Research says the market will rise at a steady CAGR of 2.9% from $9.2 billion in 2014 to $11.2 billion in 2021…

Novartis announces new trial results for Ultibro Breezhaler in COPD

Industry news / 17 November 2015 / Victoria White

Once-daily Ultibro Breezhaler met its primary endpoint (non-inferiority) and also demonstrated superiority to twice-daily Seretide…

Verona Pharma starts RPL554 Phase IIa combination study

Industry news / 14 October 2015 / Victoria White

Verona Pharma has announced that the first patients have been dosed in a Phase IIa combination study to evaluate the addition of RPL554 to standard reliever medications for COPD…

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