Author Archives: Isaura Santos

Pluristem Therapeutics Receives Australian Patent For Novel Pulmonary Hypertension Therapy Process

Pluristem Therapeutics was recently granted an Australian patent entitled “Adherent Cells From Placenta Tissue and Use Thereof in Therapy,” and was assigned patent number 2009288781 covering Pluristem’s proprietary 3D method to grow cells from both placental or adipose tissue that can be used as treatment for several conditions including pulmonary hypertension. The term of the patent…

PHA Supports PH Research With Over $15 Million In Grants

The Pulmonary Hypertension Association (PHA), the US’s leading fundraising and advocacy group for funding scientific research to discover new ways to prevent and cure pulmonary hypertension (PH), will celebrate its 25th Anniversary in 2016. In celebration of that milestone and to continue the fight against the disease, the PHA has announced that…

Bellerophon Therapeutics Creates PH-Focused Scientific Advisory Board For INOpulse Programs

Bellerophon Therapeutics, Inc., a clinical-stage biotherapeutics company, recently announced the formation of a Scientific Advisory Board (SAB) for its INOpulse technology that includes internationally recognized experts in the field of pulmonary hypertension (PH). The SAB will work closely with Bellerophon’s medical team while the firm prepares to further the advancement of its proprietary inhaled…

Pulmonary Hypertension Association Encourages People To Become Organ Donors for “Donate Life Month” this April

April has been named the month for highlighting the importance of organ donation for those living with pulmonary hypertension (PH). The Pulmonary Hypertension Association (PHA) is celebrating Donate Life Month to encourage people to become organ donors and be aware of the need for early screening, diagnosis, and treatment of the disease. The PHA depends on…

Respira Brings on New CTO To Lead Development of PAH Drug Delivery System

Albuquerque-based Respira Therapeutics, Inc. is a biopharmaceutical company currently developing a dry powder inhaler drug delivery technology called AOS-DPI for RT234, a drug that is being designed to address pulmonary hypertension and other respiratory diseases such as IPF and COPD. In an effort to bolster the company’s commercialization efforts, they recently announced that Andy Clark has been appointed…

ERS Pulmonary Hypertension Research Still Open to Applicants

The ERS Pulmonary Hypertension Research Award will grant €40,000 to a pair of carefully selected scientists currently pursuing active research projects in the field of pulmonary hypertension, with regard to its pathophysiology, basic science, epidemiology, clinical practice, prevention, treatment, diagnosis or rehabilitation. The awards are reserved exclusively for candidates younger than 45 years old at the time…

SteadyMed Raises $12.2 Million To Advance PAH Therapy

SteadyMed Ltd., an Israel-based pharmaceutical company developing and commercializing therapeutic candidates to address the limitations of top market products in treating orphan diseases, recently announced that it raised $12.2 million in equity financing to fund its PAH drug development efforts. The financing round was led by subsidiaries of Deerfield Management Company…