Marta Figueiredo, PhD, science writer —

Marta holds a biology degree, a master’s in evolutionary and developmental biology, and a PhD in biomedical sciences from the University of Lisbon, Portugal. She was awarded a research scholarship and a PhD scholarship, and her research focused on the role of several signaling pathways in thymus and parathyroid glands embryonic development. She also previously worked as an assistant professor of an annual one-week embryology course at the University of Lisbon’s Faculty of Medicine.

Articles by Marta Figueiredo

Snake Venom-based Gel May Rapidly Reduce Bleeding

An innovative gel containing two snake venom proteins known to help blood clotting, rapidly and effectively forms stable clots and reduces bleeding even in the presence of a blood-clotting disorder, as is the case in hemophilia, a preclinical study shows. The gel, which transitions to a liquid form below…

New Agreement Set to Scale Up Production of Hem A Gene Therapy

ASC Therapeutics has joined forces with Charles River to scale the manufacturing of ASC618, its second-generation virus-based gene therapy for hemophilia A. The agreement expands upon their current collaboration, begun in 2019 that focused on achieving Good Manufacturing Practice (GMP)-virus manufacturing and establishing processes for adeno-associated virus (AAV) production…

Once-weekly Efanesoctocog Alfa Prevents Bleeds in Severe Hem A

Weekly use of the experimental, long-acting therapy efanesoctocog alfa safely and effectively prevents bleeds in adolescents and adults with severe hemophilia A, according to top-line, one-year data from the Phase 3 XTEND-1 trial. The therapy — being jointly developed by Sanofi and Sobi — was also superior to approved preventive therapies…