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

BioCryst Raises $350M to Support Orladeyo’s Global Launch

BioCryst Pharmaceuticals has received funds worth $350 million that will be used in part to support the global launch of Orladeyo (berotralstat), an oral therapy to prevent hereditary angioedema (HAE) swelling attacks. The money came through various transactions with Royalty Pharma, a global buyer of pharmaceutical royalties, and…

Patient-collected Blood Samples May Help Predict Acute HAE Attacks

Finger-prick blood samples taken at home could help to provide a simple and convenient way to predict acute hereditary angioedema (HAE) attacks, preliminary results from the Hereditary Angioedema Kininogen Assay (HAEKA) study in Germany suggest. Samples collected during attacks over the study’s course are expected to lead to the discovery…