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FRI can speed up development of novel treatments for COPD and other lung diseases.

At IRDD, May 30 in New York, Dr. De Backer will discuss the clinical relevance of understanding regional lung structure and function in the development of novel treatments for lung diseases. Functional Respiratory Imaging (FRI) and Artificial Intelligence (AI) can greatly facilitate the development of novel inhaled treatments for COPD and other lung diseases through smaller and shorter clinical trials. While significant efforts are being made to curb the use of tobacco products worldwide, air pollution has now been emerging as a major cause of lung diseases. Dr. De Backer will describe how FRI and AI can tackle this issue with a particular focus on wildfire exposure and how citizens and firefighters can be adequately protected.


A randomized study using FRI to characterize bronchodilator effects of glycopyrrolate formoterol fumarate delivered by a metered dose inhaler using co-suspension delivery technology in patients with COPD

Int J Chron Obstruct Pulmon Dis. 2018 Aug 30;13:2673-2684. Authors De Backer W, De Backer J, Vos W, Verlinden I, Van Holsbeke C, Clukers J, Hajian B, Siddiqui S, Jenkins M, Reisner C, Martin UJ. Read more Continue Reading

Joint forces for Value Based Healthcare

We are proud to announce that we’ve signed a Memorandum of Understanding with Ciro to join forces to improve patient-care of COPD patients in the Netherlands. We both share the same vision around personalised medicine: customised to the patient with a Value Based Healthcare approach. Value-based healthcare is a healthcare delivery model in which providers,… Continue Reading

CIRO and FLUIDDA join forces in pursuit of better patient care

At the recent European Respiratory Society conference in Milan a collaboration between CIRO and FLUIDDA materialized in an effort to enhance the rehabilitation of COPD patients. The care of COPD patients is challenging due to the vast heterogeneity of the disease. Especially the severe COPD patients are often difficult to manage and require intensive care… Continue Reading