Margarida Maia, PhD, science writer —

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

PACIFIC study of LP352 for epilepsies hits enrollment target

Longboard Pharmaceuticals has finished enrolling patients in PACIFIC, its Phase 1b/2a clinical study of LP352, an investigational oral serotonin receptor agonist for Dravet syndrome and other types of developmental and epileptic encephalopathies (DEEs). With 52 patients enrolled in 30 sites in the U.S. and Australia, the study’s main…

Takeda Closes Deal With Ovid for Soticlestat

Ovid Therapeutics has closed an agreement under which Takeda Pharmaceuticals will secure global rights to develop and market the investigational oral therapy soticlestat (previously TAK-935/OV935) for two rare epilepsy syndromes, one of which is Dravet syndrome, the company announced. Takeda had announced the exclusive agreement…