12 September 2017

Mundipharma presents positive findings from largest ever flutiform® study and supportive new data on flutiform® k-haler ® at ERS 2017


Chippenham, UK – 12 September 2017: Vectura's partner, the Mundipharma network, presented the following data on flutiform® at the European Respiratory Society International Congress (“ERS”) 2017:


  • The largest ever flutiform® study confirms effectiveness and tolerability in real-world clinical practice (AffIRM study)
    • First presentation of largest ever real-world flutiform® study involving over 2,500 patients
    • Safety profile of flutiform pMDI in practice was consistent with that demonstrated in clinical trials
    • Proportion of patients with well-controlled asthma more than doubled 12 months after switching to flutiform® pMDI


  • New data on flutiform® k-haler® (125/5 microgram), Mundipharma’s novel breath-triggered aerosol inhaler currently under development, demonstrating efficient drug delivery characteristics
    • flutiform® k-haler® achieved high levels of lung deposition of over 44% of delivered dose
    • Plume force of flutiform® k-haler was compared with fluticasone propionate/salmeterol xinafoate delivered via the Seretide® Evohaler® pMDI and Sirdupla® pMDI devices
    • Pharmacokinetic studies show efficacy and safety profile of new flutiform® k-haler® device would be comparable to flutiform® pMDI device


Further details can be found on the Mundipharma web site as follows:







James Ward-Lilley, Chief Executive Officer of Vectura:

AffIRM is the largest ever real-world flutiform study, and provides further evidence this is an effective and differentiated treatment for asthma patients. In addition, if approved, flutiform k-haler a breath-triggered inhaler device will provide another option for patients and we look forward to a conclusion of the ongoing regulatory review in Europe in due course.”




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