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

HAE patients are satisfied with PHVS416, report better life quality

An immediate-release capsule of deucrictibant that’s being developed by Pharvaris continues to show promise as an on-demand and preventive treatment for attacks of hereditary angioedema (HAE). “We believe deucrictibant is the only oral molecule with the potential to address both the on-demand and prophylactic treatment modalities for people…

UK innovation passport issued to sebetralstat as treatment for HAE

Sebetralstat, an oral small molecule being developed by KalVista Pharmaceuticals as an on-demand treatment for hereditary angioedema (HAE), has been issued an innovation passport by the U.K. Medicines and Healthcare products Regulatory Agency (MHRA). An innovation passport is the first step into the U.K.’s Innovative Licensing and Access…

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…