Ana de Barros, PhD, managing science editor —

Ana holds a PhD in immunology from the University of Lisbon and worked as a postdoctoral researcher at Instituto de Medicina Molecular (iMM) in Lisbon, Portugal. Ana was awarded two FCT fellowships and has won the Portuguese Immunology Society Best Paper and Best Poster award in 2009 and 2010, as well as the CESPU International Research Award in 2010. After leaving the lab to pursue a career in science communication, she served as the director of science communication at iMM Lisbon.

Articles by Ana de Barros

Shire and NanoMedSyn to Collaborate on Potential Lysosomal Storage Disorder Treatment

Biotechnology companies Shire and NanoMedSyn are collaborating on research to evaluate a potential enzyme replacement therapy (ERT) for lysosomal storage disorders, including Fabry disease. Under the terms of the new agreement, the two companies will perform preclinical evaluations on NanoMedSyn’s proprietary synthetic derivatives, called AMFA, in combination with recombinant…

Canadian Agency Urges Reimbursement for Galafold to Treat Fabry Disease

The Canadian Drug Expert Committee (CDEC) has recommended in favor or reimbursement of Galafold (migalastat) for long-term treatment of adults with a confirmed diagnosis of Fabry disease and who have an amenable mutation, Amicus Therapeutics announced. CDEC will now start conversations with regulatory authorities to make Galafold available to Canadian…