Patrícia Silva, PhD, director of science content —

Patrícia holds a PhD in medical microbiology and infectious diseases from the Leiden University Medical Center, Netherlands, and completed a postdoctoral research fellowship at the Instituto de Medicina Molecular, Lisbon, Portugal. Her work in academia was mainly focused on molecular biology and the genetic traits of infectious agents such as viruses and parasites. Patrícia earned several travel awards to present her work at international scientific meetings. She is a published author of several peer-reviewed science articles.

Articles by Patrícia Silva

ProQr Therapeutics Honors Pioneering Co-founder on Rare Disease Day

Boston-based ProQr Therapeutics marked Rare Disease Day with an event commemorating one of its co-founders, rare disease pioneer Henri A. Termeer. The company develops treatments for such rare diseases as cystic fibrosis and dystrophic epidermolysis bullosa by creating transformative RNA medicines. Celebrated on the last day of February every year, Rare…

Potential Nitric Oxide Treatment for Resistant Bacterial Infections Gets Patent, May Start Clinical Testing

A possible inhalable treatment for antibiotic-resistant bacterial infections in people with cystic fibrosis due to Pseudomonas aeruginosa now has a U.S. patent and is being readied for a first clinical trial, Novoclem Therapeutics announced. The patent (No. 9,850,322) was issued to the University of North Carolina (UNC) at Chapel Hill where the…

Arch Biopartners Readies AB569, Potential Therapy for Lung Infections, for Planned Phase 1 Trial

Arch Biopartners recently completed a good manufacturing practice (GMP) production campaign for AB569, a potential inhalation treatment for antibiotic-resistant bacterial lung infections in people with cystic fibrosis (CF) chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD) and other conditions. The campaign, intended to ensure the quality of the investigative therapy, was…