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Lung Biotechnology VSP COPD: PERFECT Time to Uncover the Veil of PH
The PERFECT clinical study is to evaluate the efficacy and safety of Treprostinil for inhalation (Tyvaso®), in patients who have developed pulmonary hypertension due to COPD.
The PERFECT study is currently enrolling participants. This is a phase 3, placebo-controlled study with 25 weeks duration of treatment. The crossover design allows all patients to receive the active drug for 12 weeks during the study. Upon the completion of the study, the patients will be eligible to enroll in an open-label extension, where they will have an opportunity to receive Tyvaso® for an extended period of time.
Importantly, there are currently no available pharmacological therapies for Pulmonary Hypertension due to COPD, and treatments for COPD such as bronchodilators and steroids do not impact PH. Treprostinil for inhalation (Tyvaso®) is approved by the FDA for Pulmonary Arterial Hypertension (WHO group 1) and Pulmonary Hypertension due to Interstitial Pulmonary Disease. The PERFECT study aims to provide the first therapy for patients who suffer from Pulmonary Hypertension due to COPD.