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

Orphan Drug Status Sought for NP-120 to Treat IPF With Cough

Algernon Pharmaceuticals has filed for orphan drug status for NP-120 (ifenprodil), an experimental oral medicine for patients with idiopathic pulmonary fibrosis (IPF) who have persistent, hard-to-treat cough. “The FDA has a standard response time of 90 days to requests for orphan designation, and so we should know by…

Envisia Test May Predict Who Will Progress on Immunosuppressants

A molecular test, called the Envisia Genomic Classifier, may predict which patients with idiopathic pulmonary fibrosis (IPF) will progress on immunosuppressants, which could help doctors decide who will more likely benefit from antifibrotic therapy. The test, developed by Veracyte, can tell IPF from other types of interstitial lung…