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

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…

Continuous Advate IV Effectively Prevented Bleeds in Surgery

Continuous into-the-vein (intravenous) infusions of Advate immediately before and after major orthopedic surgery is as safe and effective as standard, short, bolus infusions at preventing bleeds in men with moderate-to-severe hemophilia A. That finding from a Phase 3/4 clinical trial — the first controlled trial to compare the two types…