lung transplant

Baltimore startup building a portable, artificial lung – the first meant to be used out of a hospital

Nearly 400,000 Americans die each year from lung disease. The just-formed University of Maryland spinout Breethe Inc. is building a wearable, portable blood pump oxygenator that’ll work as an artificial lung. It’s designed for patients with respiratory failure and cardiopulmonary collapse. Though Breethe’s in the earliest of stages, it’s meant to be the first portable lung […]

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A Deep-dive Into Specialty Pharma

A specialty drug is a class of prescription medications used to treat complex, chronic or rare medical conditions. Although this classification was originally intended to define the treatment of rare, also termed “orphan” diseases, affecting fewer than 200,000 people in the US, more recently, specialty drugs have emerged as the cornerstone of treatment for chronic and complex diseases such as cancer, autoimmune conditions, diabetes, hepatitis C, and HIV/AIDS.

ImmuneWorks has a lung transplant therapy in the works

MedCity News has partnered with BioCrossroads to provide coverage focused on Indiana’s next generation of growth and innovation in life sciences. Indianapolis startup ImmuneWorks is developing drugs to treat lung transplant patients, idiopathic pulmonary fibrosis and other fibrotic lung diseases. The 8-year-old company was founded by two researchers at the Indiana University School of Medicine […]