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

Genentech’s IPF Therapy Found to Improve Lung Function over Time

New data from Phase 3 clinical studies of Genentech’s Esbriet (pirfenidone), a drug developed for the treatment of pulmonary fibrosis (PF), showed the treatment’s efficacy over time. The data presentation, the “Effect of continued treatment with pirfenidone following a clinically meaningful decline in percent predicted forced vital capacity in…

Boehringer Ingelheim’s OFEV (Nintedanib) IPF Therapy Reinforces Efficacy and Safety Profile in New Studies

Boehringer Ingelheim recently announced new positive data on the company’s FDA-approved therapy OFEV® (nintedanib) for the treatment of idiopathic pulmonary fibrosis (IPF). The results were presented at the Pulmonary Fibrosis Foundation’s PFF Summit 2015 in Washington, D.C. OFEV is a tyrosine-kinase inhibitor (TKI) that targets growth factors, such as the vascular endothelial…

Pulmonary Fibrosis Patients With PH Get Techno Boost in phaware365 App

The nonprofit phaware global association (phaware), an organization focused on raising awareness of pulmonary hypertension, has developed a new mobile app (phaware365) to help achieve its goal globally through an innovative and engaging strategy. Pulmonary hypertension (PH) is a life-threatening cardiopulmonary disorder characterized by an abnormally high blood pressure in the…

Esbriet’s Promise and Potential as a PF Therapy

Esbriet (pirfenidone, Genentech) is an anti-fibrotic drug developed as a therapy for pulmonary fibrosis (PF), and was one of the first two drugs to receive approval for PF treatment in the United States. New data on Esbriet was recently presented by Dr. Steven Nathan, Medical Director, Advanced Lung Disease…

IPF Experts Discuss Disease Diagnosis and Treatment at CHEST 2015

The American College of Chest Physicians Annual Meeting (CHEST 2015), held Oct. 24–28 in Montreal, Canada, included a breakfast symposium where a panel of experts shared practical tips to help clinicians assess, diagnose, and manage idiopathic pulmonary fibrosis (IPF) and co-morbidities linked to the disease. Dr. Timothy Whelan, associate professor…