Margarida Maia, PhD, science writer —

Margarida is a biochemist (University of Porto, Portugal) with a PhD in biomedical sciences (VIB and KULeuven, Belgium). Her main interest is science communication. She is also passionate about design and the dialogue between art and science.

Articles by Margarida Maia

Argentina approves oral Orladeyo to prevent HAE attacks

Argentina’s regulatory body has approved BioCryst Pharmaceuticals’ Orladeyo (berotralstat) to prevent swelling attacks in adults and adolescents, ages 12 and older, who have hereditary angioedema (HAE). The decision by the National Administration of Drugs, Foods, and Medical Devices (ANMAT) comes a few months after the approval of…

Pharvaris gearing up to launch Phase 3 trial of PHVS416 in 2024

Pharvaris is now gearing up startup activities with clinical site investigators and staff to launch a Phase 3 trial next year of PHVS416 — an immediate-release capsule formulation of deucrictibant — as an on-demand treatment for hereditary angioedema (HAE). The Switzerland-based clinical-stage company recently met with the U.S. Food…

Acquired angioedema can be treated with off-label use of HAE therapies

On-demand and preventive treatment with either icatibant injection or C1 inhibitor (C1-INH) concentrates — which are approved for hereditary angioedema (HAE) — also can help people with acquired angioedema keep swelling under control, according to a small study in Germany. People severely affected with acquired angioedema and no “underlying condition…