Clinical Trials Track

New ILD, asthma, and COPD trials


This column presents a sampling of new and still-recruiting trials of interest to pulmonologists and their patients.

Trials are selected based primarily on these conditions: idiopathic pulmonary fibrosis/interstitial lung disease; chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD); asthma; cystic fibrosis; infectious lung diseases; pulmonary artery hypertension; and lung cancer. Links to the studies and contact information are provided for each.

Idiopathic pulmonary fibrosis/interstitial lung disease

A Study to Evaluate Long-term Safety of Nintedanib in Children and Adolescents With Interstitial Lung Disease (InPedILD™-ON): NCT05285982

This nonrandomized, phase 3 study is open to children and adolescents between 6 and 17 years old who have interstitial lung disease with lung fibrosis. It is designed to test how well long-term treatment with nintedanib (a drug already used to treat lung fibrosis in adults) is tolerated in children and adolescents.

A total of 60 study participants will take nintedanib capsules twice a day for at least 2 years or until nintedanib or other treatment options become available outside of the study. There will be 9-11 site visits during the first 2 years and site visits every 3 months afterward.

Study physicians will collect information on any health problems of the participants. The primary outcome measure will be the incidence of treatment-emergent adverse events.

Location: 26 locations in the United States and internationally

Sponsor: Boehringer Ingelheim


Study start date: April 2022

Expected completion Date: May 2026


A Phase 2, Single-Dose, Randomized, Active and Placebo Controlled, Four-Period, Cross-Over Study of the Safety and Efficacy of Intranasal Epinephrine After Administration of ARS-1 or Albuterol in Subjects With Persistent Asthma: NCT05363670

ARS-1 is a novel aqueous formulation of epinephrine nasal spray. The primary outcomes of this study will be the effect of ARS-1 versus albuterol and placebo from baseline to 1 hour on the difference in forced expiratory volume in 1 second based on area under the curve.

A total of 30 study participants (ages 12-65 years) will be recruited.

Location: Three U.S. locations in Florida, Maryland, and Ohio.

Sponsor: ARS Pharmaceuticals


Study start date: July 2022

Expected completion Date: November 2022


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