Vanda Pinto, PhD, science writer —

​​Vanda is a biochemist with a PhD in biomedicine from the University of Porto, Portugal. She conducted her postdoctoral research first at the Bristol Medical School, U.K., studying the insulin-PI3K/Akt signaling pathway in diabetic nephropathy, then at the Institute of Molecular Pathology and Immunology of the University of Porto, where her focus was on glycosylation in lupus nephritis and inflammatory bowel disease. She next made the switch to science publishing, handling papers in biochemistry, molecular biology, and immunology.

Articles by Vanda Pinto

Precision, Novartis Partner on New Gene Therapy for Blood Disorders

Precision BioSciences and Novartis are teaming up to develop and commercialize a custom gene therapy as a potential treatment approach for certain inherited blood disorders, including beta thalassemia and sickle cell disease (SCD). Under their new exclusive license and collaboration agreement, the companies will combine Precision’s proprietary ARCUS genome…

FDA Grants Orphan Drug Status to Naproxcinod for Pain Crises

Naproxcinod, an investigational therapy being developed by Fera Pharmaceuticals as a treatment for sickle cell disease (SCD), has been granted orphan drug designation by the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA). Orphan drug status provides regulatory support and financial benefits to experimental treatments for diseases that affect fewer…