Artur Moreira Pinto

Artur Moreira Pinto

Institution: LEPABE-FEUP (Faculty of Engineering - Univ. Porto) and INEB-i3S (National Inst. Biomedical Engineering)

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Artur M. Pinto graduated in Pharmaceutical Sciences, obtaining his PhD in Biomedical Engineering (FEUP-UP). His PhD work was carried out at LEPABE-FEUP, INEB-i3S, and University of Washington - Bioengineering Department - Buddy Ratner's Lab (US). Following his graduation, Artur has been appointed as a Post-Doctoral Researcher at Materials and Interface Chemistry Lab - Eindhoven University of Technology (NL), where he developed research work on graphene-based materials for electronic and biomedical applications, namely 3D printing of polymeric implants. Also, he was teaching assistant at Chemical Engineering and Chemistry Department (Nanotechnology course). Currently, Artur is a Researcher at LEPABE-FEUP, being Principal Investigator of the Foundation for Science and Technology R&D - LEPABE and INEB-i3S joint project - "NovaDerma", whose work plan comprises the development of innovative nanobiomaterials (<200 nm)/drugs conjugates to be integrated in pharmaceutical formulations for phototherapy of skin diseases, as basal cell carcinoma, psoriasis, vitiligo, and atopic dermatitis.

Keywords: Graphene-based materials, phototherapy, cancer therapy, drug delivery, 3D printing, magnetic nanomaterial

Expertise sought:

  • Photodynamic and photothermal therapy.
  • NIR/UV irradiation systems for in vitro or/and in vivo models.
  • In vitro or/and in vivo models for skin diseases, namely basal cell carcinoma, psoriasis, vitiligo, and atopic dermatitis.
  • Drug adsorption and release characterization.
  • Graphene-based materials production and modification methods.
  • Separation methods for nanoparticles (< 200nm).
  • Toxicological evaluation of nanoparticles in vivo effect.
  • 3D printing of polymeric biomaterials.
  • Magnetic triggering of scaffolds.
  • Magnetic targeting of nanobiomaterials/drugs.
  • Antibacterial properties of graphene-based materials and UV/NIR radiation.
  • Immunological effects of graphene-based materials/nanomaterials.

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