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

ProMIS to Validate TDP-43 Antibodies for ALS Treatment

ProMIS Neurosciences is advancing the development of antibodies against toxic TDP-43 protein clumps for the treatment of amyotrophic lateral sclerosis (ALS), the company announced. Through lab and animal tests, ProMIS said in a press release, the company plans to validate its current antibodies, which include extracellular antibodies delivered…

Companies Focus on ALS in Partnering AI, Drug Discovery Skills

Bringing artificial intelligence (AI) to the development of small molecule therapies for amyotrophic lateral sclerosis (ALS) and other neurological diseases is the goal of a business partnership in Asia. The newly signed agreement is between Insilico Medicine, an AI-driven drug discovery company based in Hong Kong, and 4B Technologies of Suzhou,…

Ketamine Earns FDA’s Orphan Drug Designation

The U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has granted orphan drug designation to ketamine, PharmaTher’s investigational therapy for amyotrophic lateral sclerosis (ALS). Orphan drug status is intended to encourage the development of therapies for rare diseases affecting fewer than 200,000 people in the U.S. It provides…

Enrollment Open for COURAGE-ALS Trial of Reldesemtiv

Patient enrollment has begun for Cytokinetics‘ pivotal Phase 3 clinical trial investigating reldesemtiv for the treatment of people with early amyotrophic lateral sclerosis (ALS). The global COURAGE-ALS trial (NCT04944784) will enroll approximately 555 adults who are within two years of their first symptom of muscle weakness.