ABOUT DISCOVERY LABS
Discovery Laboratories, Inc. is a specialty biotechnology company with one focus – to advance a new standard in respiratory critical care. Discovery Labs' novel proprietary KL4 surfactant technology produces a synthetic, peptide-containing surfactant that is structurally similar to pulmonary surfactant. Discovery Labs is also developing its proprietary drug delivery technologies to enable efficient delivery of aerosolized KL4 surfactant and other inhaled therapies.
Discovery Labs' strategy is initially focused on the development of its technologies to improve the management of respiratory distress syndrome (RDS) in premature infants. SURFAXIN is the first synthetic, peptide-containing (KL4) surfactant approved by the FDA and the only alternative to animal-derived surfactants.
AEROSURF is a drug/device combination product being developed to enable efficient delivery of aerosolized KL4 surfactant. If approved, AEROSURF potentially will provide neonatologists with the ability to deliver surfactant therapy using a less-invasive method and thereby enable the treatment of premature infants who could benefit from surfactant therapy but who are currently not treated. Discovery Labs believes that its RDS product portfolio has the potential to become the new standard of care for RDS and, over time, to significantly expand the current worldwide RDS market.
For more information, please visit www.Discoverylabs.com.
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