José Lopes, PhD, managing science editor —

José holds a PhD in neuroscience from the University of Porto, Portugal. After postdocs at Weill Connell Medicine and Western University, where he studied the processes driving hypertension and Alzheimer’s disease, he moved on in 2016 to a career in science writing and communication. José is the author of several peer-reviewed papers and a book chapter and has presented his research in numerous international meetings.

Articles by José Lopes

Ralinepag Reduces PAH Patients’ Risk of Death, Phase 2 Trial Shows

Arena Pharmaceuticals’ ralinepag reduced the risk of pulmonary arterial hypertension patients dying, a Phase 2 clinical trial showed. Temple University Professor Raymond Benza will present the results at the International Society for Heart and Lung Transplantation meeting in Nice, France, on April 14.  The four-day conference started April 11. The…

Remodulin Safe, Effective in Treating CTD-PAH for 12 Months, Observational Study Shows

Subcutaneous Remodulin (treprostinil), marketed by United Therapeutics, is to be safe and effective for at least 12 months in patients with congenital heart disease-related pulmonary arterial hypertension (CTD-PAH), an observational study found. The study, “Subcutaneous treprostinil in congenital heart disease-related pulmonary arterial hypertension,” was published in the…

AIT Acquires Nitric Oxide Delivery System to Treat Newborns with PH

AIT Therapeutics has acquired a global, exclusive license from NitricGen for a new nitric oxide (NO) delivery system that may benefit newborns with pulmonary hypertension (PH). Under terms of the deal for the system, called eNOGenerator, AIT will pay NitricGen a total of $2 million in up-front, clinical and regulatory milestone payment.

Top 10 Pulmonary Hypertension Articles of 2017

Important research findings, therapy advances, and other events related to pulmonary hypertension were reported daily in Pulmonary Hypertension News during 2017. Now that the year is over, it’s time to briefly review the articles that appealed most to our readers. Here are the Top 10 most-read articles of 2017, with a brief description of…

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