Patricia Inácio, PhD, science writer —

Patricia holds her PhD in cell biology from the University Nova de Lisboa, Portugal, and has served as an author on several research projects and fellowships, as well as major grant applications for European agencies. She also served as a PhD student research assistant in the Department of Microbiology & Immunology, Columbia University, New York, for which she was awarded a Luso-American Development Foundation (FLAD) fellowship.

Articles by Patricia Inácio

Hemlibra Looks to Reach ‘Ultimate Goal’ of Treating All with Hemophilia A and with Choice in Dosing, Genentech Director Says

Should regulatory authorities agree with favorable results from Genentech’s ongoing Phase 3 studies of Hemlibra (emicizumab-kxwh),  hemophilia A patients may have a treatment they can use regardless of inhibitor status, with a choice of three dosing schedules that might better match their lifestyle and preferences. “The ultimate goal for…

Hemlibra Ably Treats Hemophilia A Patients Regardless of Inhibitor Status, Data from 2 Phase 3 Trials Show

Data from ongoing Phase 3 clinical trials show that Genentech’s Hemlibra (emicizumab-kxwh) prophylaxis — or preventive treatment — greatly outperforms current standard-of-care therapies, leading to significant reductions in the number of bleeds in hemophilia A patients regardless of inhibitor status. Promising results from these pivotal studies may lead…

Valoctocogene Roxaparvovec Study Doses 1st Hemophilia Patient with Pre-existing AAV5 Antibodies

A Phase 1/2 trial (NCT03520712) testing BioMarin Pharmaceutical’s investigational gene therapy valoctocogene roxaparvovec in severe hemophilia A patients with pre-existing AAV5 antibodies has dosed its first participant. “Administration of valoctocogene roxaparvovec to this first patient seropositive for the AAV5 capsid is an important next step in our plan…

Fitusiran Clinical Development Among 2018 Corporate Goals, Alnylam Pharmaceuticals Says

Among its corporate goals for 2018 announced recently, Alnylam Pharmaceuticals said it will continue to clinically develop the investigational RNA therapy fitusiran to treat hemophilia. Fitusiran, also known as ALN-AT3SC, is an RNAi therapeutic agent that targets a protein called antithrombin — which inhibits blood clotting — while increasing production of the…