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

Gene Therapy SPK-8011 Prevents Bleeds Up to 4 Years

A single dose of Spark Therapeutics’ investigational gene therapy SPK-8011 safely and effectively prevented bleeding episodes and the use of clotting factor VIII (FVIII) for up to four years in men with hemophilia A, according to the latest data from a Phase 1/2 trial and its extension study.

BioMarin Resubmits Roctavian Gene Therapy for EU Approval

BioMarin Pharmaceutical has resubmitted a regulatory application seeking approval in Europe for its experimental gene therapy Roctavian (valoctocogene roxaparvovec) for severe hemophilia A. That resubmission, to the European Medicines Agency (EMA), included one-year follow-up data from BioMarin on the therapy’s safety and effectiveness in treating the rare genetic…

Hemophilia B Gene Therapy AMT-061 Safe, Effective, Trial Data Show

AMT-061 (etranacogene dezaparvovec), uniQure‘s investigational gene therapy for hemophilia B, is safe and effective — even in patients with pre-existing antibodies against the treatment’s viral carrier, according to new trial data. Data from the Phase 3 HOPE-B trial suggest that nearly all hemophilia B patients, regardless of pre-existing viral…

1st Patient Dosed in Phase 3 Trial of Injectable MarzAA

The first participant has been dosed in a Phase 3 clinical trial testing marzeptacog alfa activated (MarzAA), an experimental under-the-skin therapy for hemophilia A and B patients with inhibitors. The study, called Crimson-1 (NCT04489537) and sponsored by the therapy’s developer, Catalyst Biosciences, is currently recruiting patients at…