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2010-03-01 09:00:00

MIDLOTHIAN, Va., March 1 /PRNewswire/ -- Today, PARI Respiratory Equipment launched their newest aerosol delivery system, the Vios. Paired with PARI's gold standard reusable nebulizers, Vios delivers fast treatments, small particle size, and high respirable drug dose to the lungs. Vios also features an extended warranty and Timestrip, an easy to use reminder for patients to replace their nebulizer every six months. "We are excited for physicians treating respiratory diseases to begin...

2010-03-01 07:11:00

HORSHAM, Pa., March 1 /PRNewswire/ -- For the vast majority of the general public, respiratory symptoms such as shortness of breath, wheezing or coughing are a common part of the exercise experience. However, together with chest tightness, noisy breathing and trouble taking a deep breath, these six symptoms make up the phenomenon known as exercise-induced bronchospasm (EIB), which has physical, emotional and psychological consequences if not addressed properly. The impact of EIB on the...

2010-02-26 07:11:00

HORSHAM, Pa., Feb. 26 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- Increasing evidence supports the importance of small airways in the diagnosis and treatment of asthma; however, focused areas of discussion and critical review of this topic have been lacking. To foster a better understanding of the role of small airways in asthma management, Teva Respiratory, a subsidiary of Teva Pharmaceutical Industries Ltd. (Nasdaq: TEVA), will be providing reprints of a special supplement entitled "Small Airway...

2010-02-25 05:18:00

GAINESVILLE, Fla., Feb. 25 /PRNewswire/ -- Exponential growth is the term that some electronic cigarette retailers are using to express the increase in sales volume that they are experiencing over the last 6 to 12 months and this growth is continuing despite the corporate sponsored anti-smoking campaign against them. The public has judged the information and test results that have been done on both sides of the arena and seem to be listening to the electronic cigarette side with more...

2010-02-02 07:00:00

WALTHAM, Mass., Feb. 2 /PRNewswire/ -- Decision Resources, one of the world's leading research and advisory firms for pharmaceutical and healthcare issues, finds that Boehringer Ingelheim/Pfizer's Spiriva will retain Decision Resources' proprietary clinical gold standard status for the treatment of chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD) through 2018. While some drugs in development for COPD hold promise, most have less favorable efficacy, safety and tolerability, and/or delivery...

2010-02-02 06:08:00

LOURES, Portugal, February 2 /PRNewswire/ -- Hovione is announcing the filing of a new drug application in Japan by its licensee Daiichi Sankyo Company Ltd. for the influenza drug CS-8958, which is delivered using Hovione's TwinCaps(R) inhaler. Being pre-filled, disposable and low-cost, TwinCaps(R) was specifically developed for the influenza indication and may thus be used for inhaled drug delivery to the lung in other acute indications, such as bacterial or viral infections. Since...

2010-02-01 07:00:00

REDWOOD CITY, Calif., Feb. 1 /PRNewswire/ -- Pearl Therapeutics Inc., a company developing clinically differentiated combination therapies for the treatment of highly prevalent chronic respiratory diseases, including chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD), today announced a $15 million financing from existing investors Clarus Ventures, New Leaf Venture Partners and 5AM Ventures. The capital was raised through a convertible loan facility that will convert to Pearl equity at the time...

2010-01-26 07:10:00

HORSHAM, Pa., Jan. 26 /PRNewswire/ -- While cold and flu season is always unpredictable, this year is already one of the worst to date with flu outbreaks across the nation stemming from the arrival of the H1N1 virus and another wave of seasonal flu on the horizon. People with asthma or chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD) are at higher risk of developing severe respiratory symptoms if they contract a cold or the flu, and those with asthma account for about one-third of all people...

2010-01-21 07:00:00

SAN DIEGO, Jan. 21 /PRNewswire/ -- Elevation Pharmaceuticals, Inc., a biopharmaceutical company focused on the development of new aerosol therapies for patients with respiratory diseases, announced today the closing of a $30 million tranched Series A financing. Investors participating include Canaan Partners, TPG Growth, Care Capital, and Mesa Verde Venture Partners. Concurrent with this financing, Elevation has added to its board of directors Brent Ahrens, General Partner at Canaan,...

2010-01-06 07:00:00

REDWOOD CITY, Calif., Jan. 6 /PRNewswire/ -- Pearl Therapeutics Inc., a company developing high-quality combination therapies for the treatment of highly prevalent chronic respiratory diseases, today announced positive results from a Phase 2a dose-ranging study of PT001, the company's glycopyrrolate hydrofluoroalkane metered dose inhaler (HFA-MDI) formulation. The data showed that PT001 was well tolerated and was comparable in bronchodilator efficacy and safety to the active control drug...