Margarida Maia, PhD, science writer —

Margarida is a biochemist (University of Porto, Portugal) with a PhD in biomedical sciences (VIB and KULeuven, Belgium). Her main interest is science communication. She is also passionate about design and the dialogue between art and science.

Articles by Margarida Maia

SP-3164 ‘Molecular Glue’ Stops Growth In Lab-grown Cells, Mice

SP-3164, an investigational small molecule protein degrader, showed potential for improved anti-multiple myeloma activity over similar approved compounds. That’s according to preclinical data from its developer Salarius Pharmaceuticals that showed SP-3164 triggered the death of lab-grown cancer cells and held back cancer growth in a mouse model of…

Pepaxti Approved to Treat Resistant Multiple Myeloma in Europe

The European Commission has approved Pepaxti (melphalan flufenamide, also called melflufen), a medicine by Oncopeptides to be used in combination with dexamethasone, making it available to adults with hard-to-treat multiple myeloma in Europe. The approval came after the Committee for Medicinal Products for Human Use, an arm of…

Pepaxti Combo Favored to Treat Advanced Multiple Myeloma in EU

Oncopeptides received a positive opinion from an arm of the European Medicines Agency (EMA) that is expected to take the company one step closer toward European Union approval to market Pepaxti (melphalan flufenamide, also called melflufen) in combination with dexamethasone for hard-to-treat multiple myeloma. With the Committee for Medicinal…