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

Encoded cleared to test ETX101 for Dravet syndrome in UK

Encoded Therapeutics has been cleared by the U.K. Medicines and Healthcare products Regulatory Agency (MHRA) to begin clinical testing of ETX101, an investigational one-time gene therapy for children with Dravet syndrome. A Phase 1/2 clinical study dubbed EXPEDITION will test how safe ETX101 is and how well it…

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…