Pfizer to start testing respiratory syncytial virus in healthy adults

Pfizer has begun an early stage trial of an experimental vaccine against respiratory syncytial virus (RSV) in healthy adult volunteers. Pfizer is aiming to develop the vaccine for populations at highest risk of the respiratory infection, primarily infants through maternal immunisation and older adults through direct vaccination. The Phase I/II, randomised, placebo-controlled, observer-blind, dose-ranging study

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Pfizer treats first patient in trial for investigational mini-dystrophin gene therapy for the treatment of Duchenne muscular dystrophy

Pfizer has stated that they have begun their Phase 1b clinical trial for its mini-dystrophin gene therapy candidate, PF-06939926, in patients with Duchenne muscular dystrophy (DMD). The first patient received an infusion of the mini-dystrophin gene, administered under the supervision of principal investigator, Edward Smith, MD, Associate Professor of Pediatrics and Neurology at Duke University

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Balloon pulmonary angioplasty for lung disease patients to be funded by NHS in the UK

NHS England has stated it will be funding a pioneering procedure that will improve treatment outcomes for patients with a lung disease called Chronic Thromboembolic Pulmonary Hypertension (CTEPH). The condition involves chronic blood clots block blood flow in the arteries, raising pressure in the lung, which can cause heart failure and premature death. Patients with

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