ARDS is an acute, severe lung injury that causes edema of the lung alveoli, leading to breathing abnormalities and insufficient oxygen levels in the circulating blood, which may be life-threatening owing to respiratory failure and/or multi-organ dysfunction. ARDS may be caused by sepsis, trauma, severe pneumonia, or inhalation of harmful substances and it is associated with a high mortality rate. No pharmacological therapy is specifically approved for ARDS and treatment is supportive, principally comprising nonpharmacological approaches (e.g., mechanical ventilation, oxygen supplementation). There is unmet need and thus commercial opportunity for effective pharmacotherapies that can reduce patients’ reliance on ventilation and the mortality associated with ARDS. There are no therapies in late stages of development for ARDS, and the pipeline comprises largely early- to mid-stage agents with diverse mechanisms of action (e.g., Apeptico/Mediolanum Farmaceutici’s sodium channel modulator solnatide).
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