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Benralizumab for chronic obstructive pulmonary disease and sputum eosinophilia

From sciencedaily.com

Chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD) is associated with eosinophilic airway inflammation in 10-20% of patients. Benralizumab, a monoclonal antibody, has been shown to decrease the number of blood and sputum eosinophils. In this trial of 101 patients with COPD whether benralizumab reduces the number of acute exacerbations was investigated.

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Propeller Health Raises $14.5 Million Series B Financing Led by Safeguard Scientifics

From bioportfolio.com

MADISON, Wisc. and WAYNE, Penn., Sept. 4, 2014 /PRNewswire/ — Propeller Health, the FDA-cleared digital health solution for chronic respiratory disease, today announced that it raised $14.5 million in Series B financing, led by Safeguard Scientifics (NYSE:SFE) with participation from Series A investor The Social+Capital Partnership.

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Combination therapy for COPD associated with better outcomes

From sciencedaily.com

Among older adults with chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD), particularly those with asthma, newly prescribed long-acting beta-agonists (LABAs) and inhaled corticosteroid combination therapy, compared with newly prescribed LABAs alone, was associated with a lower risk of death or COPD hospitalization, according to a study in the September 17 issue of…

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