Patricia Inácio, PhD, science writer —

Patricia holds her PhD in cell biology from the University Nova de Lisboa, Portugal, and has served as an author on several research projects and fellowships, as well as major grant applications for European agencies. She also served as a PhD student research assistant in the Department of Microbiology & Immunology, Columbia University, New York, for which she was awarded a Luso-American Development Foundation (FLAD) fellowship.

Articles by Patricia Inácio

Opsumit-Adcirca Combo Improves Blood Flow and Physical Capacity in People New to PAH, Trial Data Show

A combination of Opsumit (macitentan) plus Adcirca (tadalafil) lowered pulmonary vascular resistance — a measure showing how well blood flows through vessels — by 47% in people newly diagnosed with pulmonary arterial hypertension (PAH) and improved their physical capacity, new data show. Olivier Sitbon, MD, PhD, with Université Paris–Sud presented the…

Opsumit Shows Promise for Portopulmonary Hypertension in Phase 4 Trial

Treatment for 12 weeks with Actelion Pharmaceuticals’ Opsumit (macitentan) significantly improved blood vessels’ resistance in patients with portopulmonary hypertension without causing further damage to the liver, data from the PORTICO Phase 4 trial show. The study, “Macitentan for the treatment of portopulmonary hypertension (PORTICO): a multicentre, randomised, double-blind,…

AIT Therapeutics Secures $8M to Further its Nitric Oxide Delivery System for Respiratory Conditions

AIT Therapeutics has obtained a funding agreement that will raise $8 million through private investment in public equity (PIPE) financing to further development of its nitric oxide-based treatments for persistent pulmonary hypertension of the newborn, bronchiolitis, and nontuberculous mycobacteria. Nitric oxide (NO) is a strong vasodilator that opens blood vessels, and is…

Balloon Pulmonary Angioplasty Can Improve Survival of Patients with Inoperable CTEPH, Study Suggests

Survival rates of patients with chronic thromboembolic pulmonary hypertension (CTEPH) unable to undergo surgical treatment have significantly improved in recent years, a retrospective study has found. This suggests that minimally invasive balloon pulmonary angioplasty and other interventions implemented more recently can improve CTEPH patients’ prognoses. The study, “Predictors…