Inês Martins, PhD, managing science editor —

Inês holds a PhD in biomedical sciences from the University of Lisbon, Portugal, where she specialized in blood vessel biology, blood stem cells, and cancer. Before that, she studied cell and molecular biology and worked as a research fellow at multiple institutes. In addition to several college awards, Inês won the Pfizer Basic Research Award in 2012 for a research paper. She also has a graduate degree in data science.

Articles by Inês Martins

European Commission Approves Actelion’s Uptravi for Pulmonary Arterial Hypertension Treatment

Actelion recently announced that the European Commission has granted marketing authorization for Uptravi (selexipag) for the treatment of patients with pulmonary arterial hypertension (PAH). Uptravi is a prostacyclin receptor agonist that leads to vasodilation in the pulmonary circulation. It has been proven effective in the treatment of subsets of patients…

AVEO Files New Patent Applications for AV-353, a Notch 3 Inhibitor Showing Promise as PAH Therapy

AVEO Oncology announced that it has filed provisional patent applications covering “composition of matter” claims for its Notch 3-specific inhibitory antibody, AV-353. The latest filings are the company’s second concerning its Notch 3 antibody program and AV-353. The Notch signaling pathway is involved in multiple cell fate decisions throughout human life,…