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

Dosing begins in Phase 2 study of NMD670 for SMA type 3

A first patient has been dosed in a Phase 2 clinical trial evaluating the safety and efficacy of NMD670, an oral treatment candidate for spinal muscular atrophy (SMA) type 3, its developer, NMD Pharma, announced. Called SYNAPSE-SMA (NCT05794139), the trial is now recruiting adults, ages 18 to…

Biohaven’s taldefgrobep alfa on FDA’s fast track

The U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has given fast track designation to Biohaven Pharmaceuticals‘ experimental medicine taldefgrobep alfa for the treatment of spinal muscular atrophy (SMA). The designation is granted to therapies that show potential in addressing serious conditions for which available treatments fall short. It is…