Patricia Inácio, PhD, science writer —

Patricia holds her PhD in cell biology from the University Nova de Lisboa, Portugal, and has served as an author on several research projects and fellowships, as well as major grant applications for European agencies. She also served as a PhD student research assistant in the Department of Microbiology & Immunology, Columbia University, New York, for which she was awarded a Luso-American Development Foundation (FLAD) fellowship.

Articles by Patricia Inácio

Ruconest for Acute HAE Attacks Now Reimbursable in Spain

Spain has added Ruconest (conestat alfa), Pharming’s treatment for acute attacks of hereditary angioedema (HAE), to its list of reimbursable medications. “We are delighted with this positive reimbursement decision by the Spanish Ministry of Health, as it means patients in Spain in need of new treatment options for…

Haegarda Now Available to HAE Patients Across Canada

Haegarda is now available to adolescent and adult hereditary angioedema (HAE) patients across Canada for the prevention of HAE attacks, according to CSL Behring, the therapy’s developer. The company announced its preventive treatment, made available for eligible HAE patients in April, can now be given in…

C1 Inhibitor Use May Safely Prevent HAE Attacks in Pregnant Women

Subcutaneous (under-the-skin) administration of human plasma-derived C1 inhibitor is an effective and safe option for managing hereditary angioedema during pregnancy and lactation, a case report suggests. The study, “Subcutaneous C1‐Inhibitor Concentrate for prophylaxis during pregnancy and lactation in a patient with C1‐INH‐HAE,” was published in the…