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

AOC 1020 wins FDA’s orphan drug status for treating FSHD

AOC 1020, Avidity Biosciences’ investigational therapy for facioscapulohumeral muscular dystrophy (FSHD), has been granted orphan drug status by the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA). The designation is intended to encourage the development of therapies for rare diseases, those affecting fewer than 200,000 people in the U.S. It provides…

Potential DM1 Therapy, PGN-EDODM1, Shows Safety in Studies

PGN-EDODM1, a therapy candidate for myotonic dystrophy type 1 (DM1), showed a favorable safety profile in preclinical studies, including those in non-human primates, PepGen, the company developing the treatment, announced. This work is expected to support a request to initiate a single ascending dose clinical trial of PGN-EDODM1…

EDG-5506 Shows Promise at Reducing Becker MD Muscle Damage

EDG-5506, Edgewise Therapeutics’ experimental oral therapy, continues to safely reduce muscle damage and improve physical function in adults with Becker muscular dystrophy (BMD), according to six-month interim data from the Phase 1 ARCH trial. Treatment led to a marked reduction in the average levels of key markers of muscle…

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