Rheomuco, to understand COPD more effectively and validate treatments under development
COPD, Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease, is a chronic inflammatory disease affecting the lungs.
People with COPD find it harder to breathe due to the thickening of the bronchi and bronchioles as the smooth muscles deteriorate and more mucus is secreted.
The trial made it possible to distinguish between COPD patients, healthy volunteers and asthma patients, and to measure the impact of a treatment on the viscoelasticity of sputum.
An in vitro diagnostic medical device (IVDMD) is being explored for early diagnosis and monitoring of COPD patients.