Vanda Pinto, PhD, science writer —

​​Vanda is a biochemist with a PhD in biomedicine from the University of Porto, Portugal. She conducted her postdoctoral research first at the Bristol Medical School, U.K., studying the insulin-PI3K/Akt signaling pathway in diabetic nephropathy, then at the Institute of Molecular Pathology and Immunology of the University of Porto, where her focus was on glycosylation in lupus nephritis and inflammatory bowel disease. She next made the switch to science publishing, handling papers in biochemistry, molecular biology, and immunology.

Articles by Vanda Pinto

Novartis Boosts Zolgensma Production Capacity After FDA Clearance

Novartis Gene Therapies is expanding its manufacturing capacity for Zolgensma (onasemnogene abeparvovec) — its disease-modifying gene therapy for spinal muscular atrophy (SMA) — after its commercial licensure approval was approved by the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA). The approval will allow the company to produce, test and…

SadBaby Crowdfunding Aims to Help SMA Families

SadBaby, an organization that raises donations to support children with spinal muscular atrophy (SMA), is launching a crowdfunding platform. The project, based on digital currency donations, intends to gather funds from supporters and investors to help families financially with the costly treatments associated with SMA. “SadBaby is doing…