B. Sarmento serves as a Research Scientist and Assistant Professor associated to the Department of Pharmaceutical Technology of Faculty of Pharmacy of University of Porto and Department of Pharmaceutical Sciences of Instituto Superior de Ciências da Saúde- Norte. He conducted his Ph.D. thesis in the area of oral absorption of insulin encapsulated into nanoparticulate systems. Throughout he was able to work in some research laboratories in Europe, USA, and Canada during the last few years acquiring a deep experience on the field of nanoencapsulation as well as on the protein structure analysis (FTIR, CD, HPLC, ELISA), cell culture, and animal in vivo studies. His work has been awarded and accepted for publication on some of the most renowned journals of the pharmaceutical sciences, including some invited review chapters. Also, he has been an Invited Reviewer of several international journals. His actual interests of research are focused on oral delivery of therapeutic proteins by means of colloidal targets, development of new drug delivery systems using polymeric nanoparticles and controlling delivery of drugs across biological barriers, namely, gastrointestinal, pulmonary, and ocular routes. His special interest is study of in vivo/in vitro correlation of intestinal absorption of proteins using animal models and Caco-2-based coculture cell lines. His actual professional interests are related to the use of chitosan as vehicle for drug delivery applications.
Biography Updated on 2 December 2010