Fátima Pinto

PhD student in Bioengineering Systems (MIT Portugal Program)

Research Activities

My scientific interests are focused on the development and characterization of biodegradable nanocarriers to be incorporated in pharmaceutical, nutraceutical or cosmeceutical formulations for the targeted release of bioactive substances. More specifically, in the encapsulation of active ingredients with commercial interest into nanostructured lipid carriers (NLCs) and nanoemulsions (NEs) based on the miniemulsions technology and in the incorporation of this nanocarriers into secondary vehicles to improve stability and facilitate its application.

Selected Publications


Pinto, F., De Barros, D.P.C., Fonseca, L.P., “Use of vegetable oils on formulation of efficient bioactive lipid nanocarriers”, 23th International Conference on Bioencapsulation 2015, Delft, Holland, September 2015 (poster communication)

Pinto, F., De Barros, D.P.C., Fonseca, L.P., “Formulation of effective nanostructured lipid carriers from natural and eco-friendly ingredients”, 2nd EuGSC | 2nd EuCheMS Congress on Green and Sustainable Chemistry Lisbon, Portugal, October 2015 (poster communication)

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