About Idiopathic Pulmonary Fibrosis
Idiopathic pulmonary fibrosis (IPF) is a progressive and severely debilitating lung disease with a high mortality rate, for which there are no approved treatments in the U.S. Research indicates that IPF affects approximately 100,000 Americans. IPF is characterized by inflammation and scarring of lung tissue and loss of lung function over time. Development of scarred tissue is called fibrosis. Over time, as the tissue thickens and stiffens with scarring, the lungs lose their ability to take in and transfer oxygen into the bloodstream, and vital organs do not get enough oxygen. As a result, individuals with IPF experience shortness of breath and often have difficulty participating in everyday physical activities.
Leading Respiratory Forward
Boehringer Ingelheim has been a leader in developing therapies for chronic obstructive pulmonary disease for more than 20 years. Treatment of airway diseases has long been a major area of focus for Boehringer Ingelheim and significant resources are dedicated to research in this field. More recently, the Company has also branched out into developing treatment options for asthma, lung cancer, idiopathic pulmonary fibrosis and other respiratory diseases.
About Boehringer Ingelheim Pharmaceuticals, Inc.
Boehringer Ingelheim Pharmaceuticals, Inc., based in Ridgefield, CT, is the largest U.S. subsidiary of Boehringer Ingelheim Corporation (Ridgefield, CT) and a member of the Boehringer Ingelheim group of companies.
The Boehringer Ingelheim group is one of the world's 20 leading pharmaceutical companies. Hea
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