Pharmaxis Announces Research Collaboration with Woolcock Institute on Novel Cystic Fibrosis Therapy

15th Nov 16

Release Date: 15/11/2016 11:00am

Pharmaceutical research company Pharmaxis is pleased to announce a research collaboration with Sydney’s prestigious Woolcock Institute of Medical Research to develop a novel inhalation therapy for the treatment of cystic fibrosis (CF).

The National Health and Medical Research Council (NHMRC) has awarded a research grant of $421,545 for development and testing of the Orbital® Inhaler with a dry powder formulation of the antibiotic tobramycin. The Orbital inhaler is a Pharmaxis invention which has been designed to deliver high-doses of dry powder drugs to the lungs in a more effective and convenient manner than existing technology.

The project will be led by Woolcock Institute Deputy Director and Head of Respiratory Technology Professor Paul Young along with Professors Daniela Traini and Scott Bell.

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