CATARINA PINTO REIS
Catarina Pinto Reis is Professor of Pharmaceutical Technology I and II in the School of Health Sciences at the Universidade Lusófona de Humanidades e Tecnologias (Lisbon, Portugal), member of IBEB (FCUL), Coordinator of Development of Delivery Systems Group (DDS, CBIOS, ULHT) and Director of Innovation of CBIOS (ULHT). She attended the University of Coimbra (Coimbra, Portugal) and graduated with First Class Honours in Pharmaceutical Sciences in 2003. Her doctoral studies were also undertaken at the University of Coimbra with several important international collaborations where she developed an interest in advanced drug delivery systems. Those studies have been recognized through a number of national prizes including the BES National Award for Innovation 2006, the Bluepharma/University of Coimbra award 2009 for the best PhD thesis in Health Sciences and, more recently, Rede Empreendedouro award 2013. She finished her PhD in Pharmacy in 2008 as Distinguished Honor Graduate. Since then, she has continued to work in the design and evaluation of micro- and nanoparticles (metallic, polymeric, ceramic, lipidic, hybrid, etc.) for peptide drug and gene delivery (treatment and/or diagnostics); new methods of micro and nanoencapsulation of drugs, food supplements and cosmetics; drug dissolution, absorption, metabolism and elimination studies; targeted therapies; in vivo efficacy and safety assessments using animal models; pre-clinical toxicity assessment and development of food supplements, medical devices and cosmetics. She is author or co-author of several articles, book chapters and inventor of 4 patents.