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Indrepta released

Indrepta has been released and is now available at planetarybiosciences.com.  Those who donated to the Crowdrise Fundaiser will receive their bottles as soon as the mailing addresses are gathered.  This is the first of our projects with more planned and …

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Indrepta in production

The first product ever released by Sharktank, called Indrepta, is now in production and most likely will be finished within a week.  We have had several challenges getting to this point but feel very satisfied that it is finally being …

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BMB Foundation Fundraiser

On Saturday, May 14, I spent the day in Bryan, Texas to participate in the Rock Away Cystic Fibrosis fundraiser.  Despite the rainstorms throughout the day, the event was well organized, had great bands playing, and was a nice setting. …

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CF Patients find therapies at a fraction of the cost

Some CF patients have achieved treatment results that are nothing short of spectacular using natural compounds. For example, Samantha, a parent of a child with CF, has created a website called Dutch Magic Factory: http://dutchmagicfactory.blogspot.com . Dutch Magic Factory details Samantha’s journey …

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Lab Space

Over the last few months, Sharktank has arranged to rent lab space in the Research Triangle Park area of North Carolina. Click here to see photos. We also have acquired cystic fibrosis cell lines which we are using to test …

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Tribute to Frank X Via

Several of us have known Francis (Frank) X Via from his CF group Inveniemus Viam Aut Faciemus.  Unfortunately, he passed away on January 20, 2016. All who knew him appreciated his extensive knowledge base of all things related to CF, particularly …

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Crowdfunding Campaign

Please support Sharktank’s initiative.  Click here for details.  Alternately you can donate by going to our Donations page.

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Thoughts on Orkambi

With the imminent approval of the cystic fibrosis combination drug Orkambi, you would expect a great celebration regarding progress to cure CF. However, I find myself asking if this is an incremental improvement toward something greater; or a case of …

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CF Center Bell Curve

Although this article was posted in the New Yorker magazine in December 2004, it contains some very interesting insights into the variable quality of care at the CF centers around the country. http://www.newyorker.com/magazine/2004/12/06/the-bell-curve

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CF Pancreas

About one to two hours after eating some food, the partially digestedfood is then moved to the duodenum (start of the small intestine). When the food reaches the duodenum, two hormones are released into thebloodstream to signal the pancreas. These are …

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Indrepta C now available
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Indrepta released
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Indrepta in production
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BMB Foundation Fundraiser
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Lab Space
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