Collaboration Enables Rapid Advancement of Rare Lung Disease Therapy to Human Trials

Bruce Trapnell, MD, suspected that an inhaled medication could help treat patients with autoimmune pulmonary alveolar proteinosis (aPAP), a rare, potentially deadly lung disease.

Trapnell reached out to NCATS, an NIH program, which helped shepherd the potential therapy through several steps of the drug development process, ultimately enabling a clinical trial in aPAP patients.

Learn more at National Institutes of Health.


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