Margarida Maia, PhD,  —

Margarida is a biochemist (University of Porto, Portugal) with a PhD in biomedical sciences (VIB and KULeuven, Belgium). Her main interest is science communication. She is also passionate about design and the dialogue between art and science.

Articles by Margarida Maia

Iptacopan by Novartis seen to increase hemoglobin to near normal

Iptacopan, an experimental oral medication being developed by Novartis, increased hemoglobin to near-normal levels in people with paroxysmal nocturnal hemoglobinuria (PNH) — without the need for blood transfusions — according to data from two global Phase 3 clinical trials. The trials, APPLY-PNH (NCT04558918) and APPOINT-PNH (NCT04820530),…

OMS906 nearly doubles hemoglobin in patients in less than 3 months

An experimental therapy being developed by Omeros can nearly double the level of hemoglobin safely after three doses in severely anemic people with paroxysmal nocturnal hemoglobinuria (PNH). That’s according to interim data from an ongoing Phase 1b clinical trial that’s evaluating the effect of once-monthly subcutaneous (under-the-skin) injections…