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

Two-compound EBX-001 Eliminates Bacteria Better Than Its Antibiotic Part Alone, Study Reports

EBX-001, which consists of two bacteria-fighting compounds, eliminates persistent drug-resistant Pseudomonas aeruginosa in cystic fibrosis patients better than the antibiotic component of the therapy alone, a study reports. The treatment candidate’s developer, EnBiotix, published the results in Antimicrobial Agents & Chemotherapy, a journal of the American Society for Microbiology. The article was…

Savara Starts Phase 3 Trial of AeroVanc for MRSA Lung Infections in Cystic Fibrosis

Savara Pharmaceuticals has started a Phase 3 clinical trial to evaluate the effectiveness of its AeroVanc inhalant as a treatment for a type of antibiotic-resistant lung infection in cystic fibrosis patients. AeroVanc, also known as vancomycin hydrochloride inhalation powder, is aimed at methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus, or MRSA. There are both gram-positive and gram-negative…

Pro-ficiency Launches ProPatient — A New Way to Educate CF Patients, Caregivers

Pro-ficiency has unveiled a new approach to educating and supporting U.S. cystic fibrosis (CF) patients and caregivers using its new platform, ProPatient. Pro-ficiency, based in Durham, North Carolina, provides online training technology for clinical trials. It platforms use real-world simulation scenarios to educate clinicians and physicians. ProPatient, which uses videos…

Cystic Fibrosis Canada Launches Free E-Learning Module on CF

Cystic Fibrosis Canada has launched a free e-learning module that provides a comprehensive overview of cystic fibrosis (CF) to anyone interested. The Sept. 12 announcement coincides with this year’s back-to-school season. The module contains information to help people understand this complex disease. It has an interactive format designed for both professional and…