Author Archives: Joana Carvalho

Opsumit Can Lower Mortality Risk in PAH Patients, Study Contends

When used alone or in combination with other therapies, Opsumit (macitentan) can lower the mortality risk in patients with pulmonary arterial hypertension (PAH), a study found. The study, “Changes in REVEAL risk score in patients with pulmonary arterial hypertension treated with macitentan in clinical practice:…

QuickFire Challenge Launched in Korea to Advance Healthcare Innovations

Janssen Korea and Johnson & Johnson Innovation have launched an initiative to help advance breakthrough innovations to improve patient care during the COVID-19 pandemic, including those that can potentially diagnose pulmonary hypertension rapidly and early. The initiative, named “Seoul Innovation QuickFire Challenge for Healthcare in the…

CAR Peptide Improves Remodulin Efficacy in PH Rat Model

CAR peptide (CAR), Vascular BioSciences’ lead therapeutic peptide candidate for pulmonary hypertension (PH) and other disorders, was found to increase the efficacy of Remodulin (treprostinil) at reducing clinical signs of PH and prolonging the survival of a rat model of the disease. These preclinical findings were…