Patricia Inacio, 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

PANTHERx, Rare Disease Pharmacy, to Distribute Tavneos in US

Tavneos (avacopan), a recently approved add-on oral therapy for severe, active ANCA-associated vasculitis (AAV), will be distributed in the U.S. by PANTHERx, the country’s leading rare disease pharmacy. The announcement follows an agreement with ChemoCentryx, Tavneos’ developer, which selected the pharmacy as a limited distribution partner. “PANTHERx is proud…

FDA Approves Tavneos as Add-on Therapy for Severe MPA, GPA

The U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has approved Tavneos (avacopan) as an add-on therapy for people with severe active microscopic polyangiitis (MPA) and granulomatosis with polyangiitis (GPA), the two most common forms of ANCA-associated vasculitis. The approval comes after an advisory committee narrowly supported avacopan’s approval…

New Index May Better Predict All-cause Mortality at AAV Diagnosis

A novel index that computes five simple laboratory results at the time of diagnosis may improve predictions of all-cause mortality among patients with ANCA-associated vasculitis (AAV), a South Korean study reports. These lab results include the levels of immune neutrophils, lymphocytes, and monocytes, and of proteins C-reactive protein and…

Immune System’s Role AAV, Other Diseases Focus of Grant Award

Research into the potential interplay between different immune system components and coagulation in patients with ANCA-associated vasculitis (AAV), COVID-19 and systemic lupus erythematosus (SLE) has won a grant from the Academic Alliance Fund (AAF). The grant was awarded to Johan van der Vlag, PhD, and Cansu Yanginlar, MSc, at the…