José Lopes, PhD, managing science editor —

José holds a PhD in neuroscience from the University of Porto, Portugal. After postdocs at Weill Connell Medicine and Western University, where he studied the processes driving hypertension and Alzheimer’s disease, he moved on in 2016 to a career in science writing and communication. José is the author of several peer-reviewed papers and a book chapter and has presented his research in numerous international meetings.

Articles by José Lopes

FDA Publishes Guidance to Help in Developing New ALS Therapies

After gathering input from patients, researchers, and advocates, the U.S Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has released new guidance on the development of therapies for amyotrophic lateral sclerosis (ALS). Among its recommendations, it is advising more communication with companies early on in the product development process, access to…

Daiichi Sankyo Seeks Approval to Market Radicava in Brazil

Daiichi Sankyo is looking to market the amyotrophic lateral sclerosis (ALS) treatment Radicava (edaravone) in Brazil after reaching a licensing agreement with the therapy’s maker, Mitsubishi Tanabe Pharma. The company will submit a regulatory application through its local subsidiary, and expects to commercialize Radicava in…