How This Lung-On-A-Chip Could Help Asthma Patients Breathe Easier

3055583-slide-s-1-how-a-lung-on-a-chip-could-help-asthma-patientsFor most asthma sufferers, today’s inhaler drugs are helpful at calming attacks. But for about 10 to 15% of patients who have severe asthma, they don’t help much. These are the patients whose cases who end up in emergency rooms or intensive care units.

But an emerging technology that mimics the small airways in the human lung could soon help drug companies better understand the cause of these attacks and develop more effective treatments.


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A growth-driven and strategic executive, Peter Coffaro commands more than 20 years of progressive management success within the medical device industry. As a District Sales Manager for Stryker Orthopaedics, Peter was responsible for managing and directing a regional sales force to achieve sales and profit goals within the Rocky Mountain region. Previously, he was the Director of Sales & Marketing for Amp Orthopedics. In this role, Peter was responsible for planning, developing, and leading all sales and marketing initiatives. Peter is a former orthopedic distributor in the Pacific Northwest. He has also worked with DePuy Orthopaedics as well as Zimmer, and held positions in sales, sales training, and sales management. Peter has an extensive background in organizational development, business development, sales management, negotiating and P&L management. Peter holds a B.S. degree in Biology from Northern Illinois University.

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