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

Phase 2 trial of montelukast oral film starts dosing

The first patients received doses of an oral thin-film formulation of montelukast in a clinical trial testing the treatment’s potential for Parkinson’s disease. The placebo-controlled MONTPARK trial will test how well a high dose of Montelukast VersaFilm, a proprietary formulation being developed by IntelGenx, can slow the progression…

Application of Parkinson’s therapy IPX203 resubmitted to FDA

Amneal Pharmaceuticals has resubmitted its application for IPX203, an investigational extended-release oral formulation of carbidopa and levodopa for treating Parkinson’s disease. The move follows a request by the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) in July 2023 for more information on the safety of IPX203’s carbidopa component…