Andreia Pimenta

Fotografia: Andreia Pimenta

PhD candidate (Bioengineering Systems - MIT Portugal Program)

Master Degree in Biomedical Engineering, Universidade NOVA de Lisboa, Portugal, 2010.

Telephone: 21 8419223, Ext: 3223 & 2541 Room: 02.6.6 (-2nd floor, South Tower)

Email-adress: andreia.pimenta@tecnico.ulisboa.com

Scientific fields

Current research topics include:

  • Design of drug-releasing ophthalmic materials
  • Characterization of biomaterials

Scientific Publications in International Journals

  • A.F.R. Pimenta, A.P. Serro, P. Paradiso, B. Saramago, R. Colaço, Diffusion-Based Design of Multi-Layered Ophthalmic Lenses for Controlled Drug Release. PLoS ONE (2016) 11(12): e0167728 link
  • A.F.R. Pimenta, J. Ascenso, J.C.S. Fernandes, R. Colaço, A.P. Serro, B. Saramago, Controlled drug release from hydrogels for contact lenses: Drug partitioning and diffusion, International Journal of Pharmaceutics, 515 (2016) 467–475 link
  • A.F.R. Pimenta, A. Valente, J.M.C. Pereira, J.C.F. Pereira, H.P. Filipe, J.L.G. Mata, R. Colaço, B. Saramago, A.P. Serro, Simulation of the hydrodynamic conditions of the eye to better reproduce the drug release from hydrogel contact lenses: experiments and modelling, Drug Delivery and Translational Research (2016) 6:755–762 link
  • A.F.R. Pimenta, A.C. Baptista, T. Carvalho, P. Brogueira, N.M.T. Lourengo, C.A.M. Afonso, S. Barreiros, P. Vidinha, J.P. Borges, Electrospinning of Ion Jelly Fibers, Materials Letters, 83 (2012) 161-164. link

Communications in scientific meetings

  • A.F.R. Pimenta, A.P. Vieira, P. Alves, P. Coimbra, J.L.G.C. Mata, M.H. Gil, A.J. Guiomar, R. Colaço, B. Saramago, A.P. Serro; Surface modification of intraocular lens by plasma grafting of AMPS and SBMA to control moxifloxacin release; 3rd International Conference on Bioinspired and Biobased Chemistry & Materials; Nice, France, October 16-19, 2016
  • A.F.R. Pimenta, A.P. Serro, B. Saramago, R. Colaço; Development of a diffusion-based mathematical model to design multi-layered hydrogels for ophthalmic drug delivery; MEDDS 2016, Coimbra, Portugal, June 20-22 2016
  • A.F.R. Pimenta, D. Bozukova, R. Colaço, B. Saramago, A.P. Serro; Intraocular lenses as drug delivery systems; Materiais 2015 – VII International Materials Symposium and XVII Conference Sociedade Portuguesa dos Materiais, Porto, Portugal, 21-23 June 2015

Poster Presentations:

  • A.F.R. Pimenta, A. Valente, J.M.C. Pereira, J.C.F. Pereira, H. Filipe, J.L.G. Mata, R. Colaço, B. Saramago, A.P. Serro; Ocular drug delivery from contact lenses: mimetizing the hydrodynamic conditions of the eye; 3rd International Conference on Bioinspired and Biobased Chemistry & Materials; Nice, France, October 16-19, 2016
  • A.F.R. Pimenta, D. Bozukova, R. Colaço, B. Saramago, A.P. Serro; In vitro drug release from intra-ocular lenses using a microfluidic device; 42nd Annual Meeting & Exposition of the Controlled Release Society, Edinburgh, Scotland, 26-29 July 2015
  • A. Valente, A.F.R. Pimenta, B. Saramago, A.P. Serro; Use of a surfactant (CAC) for controlling the release of ophthalmic drugs from hydrogels for contact lenses; Materiais 2015 – VII International Materials Symposium and XVII Conference Sociedade Portuguesa dos Materiais, Porto, Portugal, 21-23 June 2015