Building on our 45 year heritage in respiratory research, we remain relentless in our pursuit to improve the outcomes for patients with asthma and COPD.
Alongside inhaled approaches, where the focus is on helping patients achieve good control of their symptoms, we are developing the next generation of treatments – novel biologics and medicines that target the underlying causes of disease. Beyond asthma and COPD, we are actively exploring treatments for other respiratory diseases, such as idiopathic pulmonary fibrosis and acute lung injury.
In the future, improvements in the treatment of respiratory diseases will come not only from new medicines but also from innovations in patient care, including adherence and treatment personalisation.”
Working in Respiratory R&D
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Take a deep breath – your lung microbiome will appreciate it
Why is it that some people, particularly children, grow out of their asthma? That’s a question our scientists are asking as part of our research to better understand the disease.
Helping to further science and research – Howard’s perspective
The Salford Lung Study is a ground breaking clinical trial that explores how effective a treatment for COPD is in everyday life.
Inhaler innovation: more than a simple piece of plastic
At first glance, an inhaler may look like a simple piece of plastic. But inside, a complicated process and an internal ‘engine’ operate seamlessly...
An 'everyday' world first in clinical trials
The way we design and carry out clinical trials is being turned on its head by the advent of the Salford Lung Study (SLS).
Living every day with COPD: José’s story
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In the past 25 years, a steady increase in bacteria immune to antibiotics has become a serious threat to global public health
A new scientific field that could one day result in a novel class of miniaturised, implantable device medicines
Our medicines and vaccines currently in development across three stages: phase I, phase II and phase III
Our relentless pursuit to discover and develop new medicines and vaccines