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QPS Engages in International Collaboration for Innovative Respiratory Research - November, 2013

Professor Leif Bjermer, Head of the Department of Respiratory Medicine and Allergology from Skane University Hospital, Lund, Sweden, and Head of the Asthma Section of the European Academy of Allergology and Clinical Immunology (EAACI), has visited the QPS Netherlands Respiratory Research Unit to explore closer collaboration. Dr. Zuzana Diamant, now Executive Medical Director/ Director Respiratory & Allergy at QPS, continues to act as Guest Professor in Professor Bjermer’s department. Zuzana is involved in an exciting allergen biomarker study currently being conducted in Lund. This study employs a variety of sampling techniques from blood, sputum, bronchial biopsies, exhaled air and small airways. The first results will be presented next year

Recent publications:

RPL554, a dual PDE3 and PDE4 inhibitor with bronchodilator and anti-inflammatory properties: efficacy and safety in clinical trials in healthy subjects and in patients with asthma or COPD.
Lui G Franciosi, Zuzana Diamant, Katharine H Banner, Rob Zuiker, Nicoletta Morelli, Ingrid M C Kamerling, Marieke L de Kam, Jacobus Burggraaf, Adam F Cohen, Mario Cazzola, Luigino Calzetta, Dave Singh, Domenico Spina, Michael J A Walker, Clive P Page
The Lancet Respiratory Medicine (2013)

Inhaled Allergen Bronchoprovocation Tests.
Zuzana Diamant, Gail M Gauvreau, Don W Cockcroft, Louis-Philippe Boulet, Peter J Sterk, Frans H de Jongh, Barbro Dahlén, Paul M O'Byrne
The Journal of Allergy and Clinical Immunology (2013)

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