Patrícia Silva, PhD, director of science content —

Patrícia holds a PhD in medical microbiology and infectious diseases from the Leiden University Medical Center, Netherlands, and completed a postdoctoral research fellowship at the Instituto de Medicina Molecular, Lisbon, Portugal. Her work in academia was mainly focused on molecular biology and the genetic traits of infectious agents such as viruses and parasites. Patrícia earned several travel awards to present her work at international scientific meetings. She is a published author of several peer-reviewed science articles.

Articles by Patrícia Silva

FDA Includes CPF Advocates in IPF Workshop

The U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) organized a workshop on pulmonary fibrosis, which took place on September 26th, in collaboration with the Coalition for Pulmonary Fibrosis (CPF), with the purpose of advocating for the disease throughout the country. Four of the eight panelists at the…

PFF Conducting Survey on PF Patients’ Needs For FDA Meeting

The Pulmonary Fibrosis Foundation (PFF) recently submitted research data about more than 1,100 patients who suffer from pulmonary fibrosis (PF) to the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA), in order to participate in the Patient-Focused Drug Development Meeting for Idiopathic Pulmonary Fibrosis. The meeting will take place on September…

PFF and CPF Documentary About Idiopathic Pulmonary Fibrosis to Air on Discovery Channel

  Pharmaceutical company Boehringer Ingelheim Pharmaceuticals, Inc. is sponsoring the documentary Every Breath Counts: Idiopathic Pulmonary Fibrosis, which will air on the Discovery Channel on September 13th and 27th at 8:00 am ET/PT, and can also be viewed at The documentary was created in collaboration with the Pulmonary…

iBio’s Protein Expression Technology Granted Two European Patent Allowances

Plant-based biotechnology company iBio, specializing in developing and manufacturing biological products, was recently granted notices of intention for two European patent applications claiming novel protein expression technologies. iBio is also currently developing a proprietary product for the treatment of idiopathic pulmonary fibrosis, systemic sclerosis, among other fibrotic diseases using…

Coalition for Pulmonary Fibrosis Group Leads National Pulmonary Fibrosis Month

An advocacy group associated with the Coalition for Pulmonary Fibrosis (CPF) called The Daughters of PF engaged in a national awareness campaign to raise awareness of pulmonary fibrosis, beginning in the Atlanta area and taking place during National Pulmonary Fibrosis Month, which starts in September. The first event organized was last Sunday, when the members of group dressed…

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