The COPD Foundation, COPD Biomarker Qualification Consortium (CBQC) has presented the background information, proposed contexts of use, and data analyses to support their proposal for the qualification of plasma fibrinogen as a drug development tool (prognostic biomarker) to identify COPD subjects at high risk for all-cause mortality or COPD exacerbations for inclusion in interventional clinical trials. The intent is to enable trials which utilize these important endpoints to be conducted more efficiently (reduced subject numbers, reduced study costs) by study sponsors with improved confidence in the study outcomes.

Posted on the EMA website on 30 March 2017