Marta Figueiredo, PhD, science writer —

Marta holds a biology degree, a master’s in evolutionary and developmental biology, and a PhD in biomedical sciences from the University of Lisbon, Portugal. She was awarded a research scholarship and a PhD scholarship, and her research focused on the role of several signaling pathways in thymus and parathyroid glands embryonic development. She also previously worked as an assistant professor of an annual one-week embryology course at the University of Lisbon’s Faculty of Medicine.

Articles by Marta Figueiredo

Vutrisiran Now Under Review for Approval in Europe for FAP Treatment

The European Medicines Agency (EMA) has agreed to review Alnylam Pharmaceuticals’ application requesting the approval of vutrisiran, its second-generation RNA interference (RNAi) therapy candidate for familial amyloid polyneuropathy (FAP). Hereditary ATTR (hATTR) amyloidosis, which includes FAP, “is a rare, rapidly progressive, debilitating and fatal condition and we are…

Early Data Favorable for NTLA-2001 Gene-editing Therapy

A single dose of Intellia Therapeutics’ investigational CRISPR/Cas9-based gene-editing therapy NTLA-2001 safely results in a rapid and strong reduction in the levels of the damaging transthyretin (TTR) protein, according to interim data from the first six familial amyloid polyneuropathy (FAP) patients given the therapy in a Phase…