Severe Respiratory Disease

Severe respiratory diseases

Severe respiratory diseases: Cystic Fibrosis

Around 100,000 people worldwide suffer from Cystic Fibrosis, the most common severe genetic disease. This multi-organ disease mainly affects the lungs, which are hit by chronic infections and inflammations that cause their progressive deterioration. COPD (Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease) is another chronic and progressive respiratory disorder, the main cause of which is exposure (active or passive) to tobacco smoke.

*Sources: ECFS Patient Registry, Report 2015; World Health Organization


People worldwide who suffer from Cystic Fibrosis

Source: ECFS Patient Registry, Report 2015

Cases of Cystic Fibrosis affecting children in Europe

Source: ECFS Patient Registry, Report 2015
250 Mil

Cases of Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease (COPD) worldwide in 2016

Source: World Health Organization

We want to develop treatments that play a key role in managing Cystic Fibrosis as well as other severe respiratory diseases