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2014-08-26 08:31:33

SAN DIEGO, Aug. 26, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Sorrento Therapeutics, Inc. (NASDAQ: SRNE; Sorrento), a late-stage clinical oncology company developing new treatments for cancer and its associated pain, today announced that it has received funding to advance an immunotherapy targeting WNT1-Inducible Signaling Protein-1 (WISP1) for the potential treatment of IPF, which affects more than 100,000 Americans. As this disease progresses, scarring in the lungs increases and patients gradually lose...

2014-08-24 12:20:28

-- Roche to acquire InterMune for $74.00 per share -- BASEL, Switzerland, Aug. 24, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Roche (SIX: RO, ROG; OTCQX: RHHBY) and InterMune, Inc. (NASDAQ: ITMN) today announced they have entered into a definitive merger agreement for Roche to fully acquire InterMune at a price of $74.00 per share in an all-cash transaction. This corresponds to a total transaction value of $8.3 billion on a fully diluted basis. This offer represents a premium of 38% to InterMune's...

2014-08-14 16:27:01

New data will be reported to FDA at patient-focused drug development meeting on 9/26; insights will help future PFF programs and services CHICAGO, Aug. 14, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The Pulmonary Fibrosis Foundation (PFF) today announced that it has funded a survey designed to collect patient insights, which will help inform decision makers with a better understanding of pulmonary fibrosis (PF). The information collected will provide a better understanding of patients' and...

2014-08-06 16:28:59

-- Transformational H1 2014 includes presentation of Phase 3 ASCEND data, NDA resubmission and target PDUFA date of Nov. 23 for pirfenidone in U.S. - BRISBANE, Calif., Aug. 6, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- InterMune, Inc. (NASDAQ: ITMN) today announced results from operations for the second quarter ended June 30, 2014. The company also highlighted recent clinical development and business highlights, and updated its forward-looking financial guidance for 2014. InterMune reported Esbriet(®)...

2014-08-05 08:34:38

MORRISTOWN, N.J., Aug. 5, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Moerae Matrix, Inc. announced today the initiation of a Phase 1 clinical trial of MMI-0100, a first-in-class inhibitor of MAPKAP Kinase 2 (MK2) being developed for the treatment of idiopathic pulmonary fibrosis (IPF) and other diseases characterized by inflammation and fibrosis. The Phase 1 study is being conducted in the Netherlands and will evaluate the safety, tolerability and pharmacokinetics of ascending doses of MMI-0100 when given...

2014-08-05 00:21:03

SAN DIEGO, Aug. 5, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Genoa Pharmaceuticals, the leader in inhaled medicines for pulmonary fibrosis, today announced the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has granted orphan-drug designation to Genoa for the use of pirfenidone in their lead program - inhaled GP-101 for the treatment of IPF. "Acquiring orphan status marks an important regulatory milestone in GP-101's life cycle to treat people with this devastating disease," said Mark Surber, Ph.D., Genoa's...

2014-07-23 16:27:13

Patients, caregivers and health care professionals share stories; offer awareness, hope and inspiration CHICAGO, July 23, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Twenty of the Pulmonary Fibrosis Foundation's advocates have come together to inaugurate PFF Ambassador program, a group of idiopathic pulmonary fibrosis (IPF) patients and caregivers who are committed to share personal stories of living with IPF as well as health care providers who deliver current disease education information to...

2014-07-21 20:22:22

Nintedanib and Pirfenidone Received Breakthrough Therapy Designation by the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) - PFF Disease Education Webinars scheduled CHICAGO, July 21, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The Pulmonary Fibrosis Foundation (PFF) is pleased to announce two upcoming webinars, one of which is related to the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) granting breakthrough therapy designation for two new investigational treatments for idiopathic pulmonary fibrosis (IPF)....

2014-07-17 12:30:54

BRISBANE, Calif., July 17, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- InterMune, Inc. (Nasdaq: ITMN) today announced that pirfenidone has been granted Breakthrough Therapy Designation from the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA). This designation is reserved for drugs that are intended to treat a serious or life threatening disease or condition and preliminary clinical evidence indicates that the drug may demonstrate substantial improvement over existing therapies on one or more clinically significant...

2014-07-16 12:28:07

For U.S. Media Only RIDGEFIELD, Conn., July 16, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Boehringer Ingelheim Pharmaceuticals, Inc. today announced that the U.S. Food & Drug Administration (FDA) has granted Breakthrough Therapy designation to nintedanib, an investigational therapy currently under FDA review for the treatment of people with idiopathic pulmonary fibrosis (IPF). The efficacy and safety of nintedanib in the treatment of IPF has not been established. "Boehringer Ingelheim is proud that...


Word of the Day
cock-a-hoop
  • Exultant; jubilant; triumphant; on the high horse.
  • Tipsy; slightly intoxicated.
This word may come from the phrase 'to set cock on hoop,' or 'to drink festively.' Its origin otherwise is unclear. A theory, according to the Word Detective, is that it's a 'transliteration of the French phrase 'coq a huppe,' meaning a rooster displaying its crest ('huppe') in a pose of proud defiance.' Therefore, 'cock-a-hoop' would 'liken a drunken man to a boastful and aggressive rooster.'
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