Andrea Lobo, PhD, science writer —

Andrea Lobo holds a PhD in cell biology/neurosciences from the University of Coimbra-Portugal, where she studied stroke biology. As a research scientist for 19 years, Andrea participated in academic projects in multiple research fields, from stroke, gene regulation, cancer, and rare diseases. She has authored multiple research papers in peer-reviewed journals.

Articles by Andrea Lobo

Hemophilia A, B gene therapies now at Loma Linda University Health

Loma Linda University Health (LLUH) is now offering the gene therapies Hemgenix (etranacogene dezaparvovec) to people with hemophilia B and SPK-8011 (dirloctocogene samoparvovec), an experimental treatment for hemophilia A. LLUH’s Center of Excellence Hemophilia Program is structured to ensure that financial constraints don’t prevent access to the therapy,…

Panel recommends EU approve hemophilia gene therapy Durveqtix

A European Medicines Agency (EMA) committee has issued a positive opinion recommending conditional marketing authorization of gene therapy Durveqtix (fidanacogene elaparvovec), developed by Pfizer, to treat adults with severe and moderately severe hemophilia B. The European Commission will review the recommendation from the EMA’s Committee for Medicinal…

FDA OKs first-in-human study of F9 gene therapy for hemophilia B

Intellia Therapeutics and Regeneron are planning to begin, by mid-year, the first-in-human trial testing a CRISPR/Cas9-based Factor 9 (F9) gene-editing therapy for people with hemophilia B. The announcement of the planned launch of the Phase 1 clinical trial, in an Intellia financial report, follows the recent approval by…