Joana Carvalho, PhD, managing science editor —

Joana holds a bachelor’s in biology, a Master of Science in evolutionary and developmental biology, and a PhD in biomedical sciences from Universidade de Lisboa, Portugal. Her work has been focused on the impact of non-canonical Wnt signaling in the collective behavior of endothelial cells — those that make up the lining of blood vessels — found in the umbilical cord of newborns. In addition to several research fellowships, she was awarded two Erasmus scholarships to conduct part of her studies in France.

Articles by Joana Carvalho

Dry Powder Inhalers OK Despite Less Respiratory Muscle Strength

Despite having lower respiratory muscle strength, people with pulmonary arterial hypertension (PAH) can still use dry powder inhalers that require breath-actuated force to effectively deliver inhaled therapies, a study has found. The study, “Impact of human behavior on inspiratory flow profiles in patients with pulmonary arterial…

Insmed Announces Top-line Results from Phase 1 Trial of TPIP

Top-line data from a Phase 1 clinical trial has found that treprostinil palmitil inhalation powder (TPIP) — a dry powder form of a treprostinil precursor that is being developed by Insmed for treating pulmonary arterial hypertension (PAH) — was safe and well-tolerated in healthy volunteers. Results also showed…

FDA Approves Alembic’s Generic Injection of Remodulin for PAH

The U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has approved Alembic Pharmaceuticals’ injectable formulation of treprostinil, a generic version of Remodulin, to treat patients with pulmonary arterial hypertension (PAH), the company announced. Like the branded product, this generic version of United Therapeutics’ treprostinil will be available in multiple-dose vials…

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