Afferent Pharmaceuticals Announces Phase 2 Clinical Trial with AF-219 in Cough in Idiopathic Pulmonary Fibrosis (IPF) Patients
San Mateo, CA, November 11, 2015 – Afferent Pharmaceuticals, a leader in the development of small molecule compounds for the treatment of poorly managed and common neurogenic disorders, today announced that it has initiated a Phase 2 clinical trial with AF-219 in idiopathic pulmonary fibrosis patients (IPF) with cough. AF-219 is a selective, non-narcotic and orally administered P2X3 antagonist that targets the mechanism by which certain nerve fibers become hyper-sensitized and can lead to chronic and debilitating symptoms. The study is expected to enroll at least 30 patients at more than 15 sites in the United States, including leading pulmonary fibrosis specialty treatment centers.
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