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October 3, 2018

Winn's Weekly Feline Research Byte

The Latest News on FIP Research, the Bria Fund and Winn Feline Foundation

A recent media release announced licensure and commercial development of GC376, an antiviral FIP drug demonstrated to cure some cats with FIP. The research on the drug was coordinated between Dr. Yunjeong Kim of Kansas State University and Dr. Niels Pedersen of University of California-Davis. 

Because of the research results, the Kansas State University of Commercialization coordinated a licensing agreement with Anivive Lifesciences, a California company with proprietary software able to advance discovery and development of new pet medications. While GC376 is still several years from release, if FDA app...

September 27, 2018

Article originally posted by Steve Dale

https://stevedalepetworld.com/blog/drug-that-can-cure-fip/

Feline Infectious Peritonitis (FIP) has eluded veterinarians since the fatal disease was first discovered.  Dr. Neils Pederson, professor emeritus at the University of California Davis School of Veterinary Medicine, was among the first to describe FIP in several published articles, and in his still groundbreaking text, “Feline Husbandry: Disease and Management in the Multiple Cat Environment.”


Understanding FIP and how to diagnose the illness took decades. Even today, FIP is sometimes misdiagnosed. Treatment has until today focused on merely making cats comfortable until death inevitably occurs,  There are some drugs whi...

August 29, 2018

Winn Feline Foundation Announces a Special Call
for Research Grant Proposals for Feline Infectious Peritonitis

For Immediate Release
Winn Feline Foundation Call for Research Proposals

Wyckoff, NJ: August 29, 2018
 

Winn Feline Foundation is a non-profit, charitable organization that funds research into health issues affecting cats.
 
Specific Subject Areas: Research pertaining to feline infectious peritonitis (FIP), including genetics/molecular biology, prevention, diagnostics, and safe and effective treatment.

 
Winn Feline Foundation, in a special funding opportunity made possible through The Bria Fund for FIP Research, is calling for proposals that address genetics/molecular biology, prevention, novel diagnostics,...

August 15, 2018

CAUTION!

Increased FIP research is important and needed, but an important reminder! We need to ensure published research is from a credible source. Legitimate FIP research is peer reviewed and accepted by research experts involved in the publication it appears in. Once accepted and published in a credible publication, news of it is widely shared. The process of acceptance and publication can be quite difficult at times. It often requires additional information and resubmission, until accepted. Dr. Pedersen is in the process of submitting Luna's clinical trial for publication. Despite it not being published, including the trial’s protocol, and the exact formula of the drug proprietary, (totally the private property of...

March 1, 2018

Article originally posted on Steve Date Pets:

https://stevedalepetworld.com/blog/fip-update-winn-feline-foundation/

Feline infectious peritonitis (FIP) is an immune-mediated disease that all too often kills cats, especially kittens. For many years, the nonprofit funder of cat health studies, Winn Feline Foundation, has funded research on the fatal disease, and in recent years, Winn dedicated the Bria Fund to specifically raise money for it. Legions around the world have expressed interest. Today there’s hope. This is the most recent (albeit technical) report regarding FIP.

Feline infectious peritonitis is a highly fatal disease caused by virulent feline coronavirus (FCoV) that has the ability to infect monocytes/macroph...

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