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Boehringer snags FDA approval for COPD combo drug

Boehringer Ingelheim picked up FDA approval for a next-generation COPD treatment, looking to contend for a share of the fast-crowding market for combination therapies.

Novartis' duo of COPD drugs clears Phase III on the path to an FDA decision

Novartis, working to get a pair of Europe-approved COPD treatments onto the U.S. market, reported some positive Phase III data while awaiting final word from the FDA.

Scripps joins Anthem, Sentrian partnership for 1,000-patient, COPD remote monitoring study

Remote patient monitoring startup Sentrian has partnered with the Scripps Translational Science Institute to study 1,000 chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD) patients. The one-year study will use biosensors to continuously monitor patients and analyze that data to offer alerts for any deterioration. The intention is to intervene before an even becomes acute and requires hospitalization.  

Pilot program deploying COPD Navigator app launched with participation of Mount Sinai hospital

An app compatible with Apple's HealthKit launched a pilot program with New York City's Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai, in attempt to help patients self-manage COPD.

Professional societies flag key areas for COPD research

The European Respiratory Society and American Thoracic Society have joined forces to highlight what we don't know about COPD in order to steer future research programs in the right way.

Supersensitive sensor to detect asthma/COPD receives $8.6M in funding

Pleasanton, CA's Spirometrix raised $8.6 million in funding for a sensor to detect and treat asthma and COPD, in a round led by Japan's NGK Spark Plugs, which gave $5 million.

Study shows COPD device effective in deterring mucus buildup

Data from a study on a new nondrug treatment for chronic obstructive pulmonary disease offered evidence that Trudell Medical's Aerobika OPEP hand-held device is beneficial for COPD patients with recurring mucus buildup.

Boehringer's next-gen COPD treatment hits the mark in Phase III

Boehringer Ingelheim met its main goals in a late-stage study on a new COPD treatment, clearing the way for regulatory approvals and a bout with rival GlaxoSmithKline.

AstraZeneca's self-styled 'blockbuster' benralizumab tanks in severe COPD study

AstraZeneca was forced to concede a clinical defeat on Monday, noting that one of its top respiratory drugs in the clinic failed a study for severe chronic obstructive pulmonary disease. But while investigators also flagged a higher rate of adverse events for benralizumab than the placebo arm, the pharma giant shows no signs of backing away from a treatment it's billed as a potential $2 billion per year product.

Propeller Health gets $14.5M Series B for smart inhaler, app combo

It can be difficult for patients with respiratory ailments to track their use of rescue medications. An inhaler sensor from Propeller Health does just that--serving as a remote monitor of drug use and feeding into a mobile app that tracks and analyzes medication use. The app even predicts when patients are likely to have difficulty, based on prior experience, and can be used to ensure proper inhaler usage, a common issue.