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

Castle Creek Acquires Fibrocell, Now Leading Development of FCX-007 Gene Therapy for RDEB

Castle Creek Pharmaceutical recently acquired Fibrocell Science and is now leading the development of treatments for epidermolysis bullosa (EB), including the investigational gene therapy FCX-007 for the treatment of recessive dystrophic epidermolysis bullosa (RDEB). The companies had previously established a partnership to develop FCX-007. “Our organizations have a shared…

Next-generation DNA Sequencing Efficiently Identifies Novel Mutation Causing Junctional EB in Newborn

Next-generation sequencing ­­­­— a technique that reads DNA sequences much faster and cheaper than standard approaches ­­­­— successfully identified a novel mutation in the LAMB3 gene in a newborn with junctional epidermolysis bullosa (EB), a case study reports. The study, “Targeted next-generation sequencing identifies a novel mutation of LAMB3 in…