Communications in scientific meetings

1.    P. Paradiso, J. Mata, M.G. Moutinho, A.I. Fernandes, R. Colaço, B. Saramago, A.P. Serro; In vitro controlled drug release from contact lenses materials under physiological ocular tear flow, 9th World Meeting on Pharmaceutics, Biopharmaceutics and Pharmaceutical Technology, Lisbon, Portugal, 31 March - 3 April 2014 (Poster).

2.    P. Paradiso, R. Galante, J.L. Mata, R. Kratsev, R. Colaço, B. Saramago, A.P. Serro; Optimization of drug delivery profiles in soft contact lenses with a liposome-based coating; NanoFlorida 2014 - The 7th Annual Nanoscience Technology Symposium, Miami, Florida, USA, 25-26 September 2014 (Oral). 

3.    R. Galante, N. Chacra, R. Colaço, A.P. Serro, T.J.A. Pinto; Sterilization of chitosan nanogels for biomedical applications: consequences on the intrinsic properties of the nanoparticles, XIII Encontro da SBPMat, João Pessoa, Brazil, 28 September - 2 October 2014 (Oral).

4.    R. Galante, N. Araci Bou-Chacra, R. Colaço, A.P. Serro, T.J.A.  Pinto; Choosing a suitable sterilization method for chitosan nanogels: effects of different processes on the intrinsic properties of the nanoparticles; XIX Pharmaceutical Science and Technology Meeting of the Faculty of Pharmaceutical Sciences and 6th Annual Symposium of Research in Pharmaceutical Sciences, Faculty of Pharmaceutical Sciences University of São Paulo, 20-24 October 2014 (Poster).

5.    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. VII International Materials Symposium and XVII Conference of Sociedade Portuguesa dos Materiais, Porto, 21-23 June 2015 (Poster).

6.    A.F.R. Pimenta, D. Bozukova, R. Colaço, B. Saramago, A.P.  Serro; Intraocular lenses as drug delivery systems. VII International Materials Symposium and XVII Conference of Sociedade Portuguesa dos Materiais, Porto, 21-23 June 2015 (Oral).

7.    A.P. Vieira, A.F.R. Pimenta, P. Alves, P. Coimbra, M.H. Gil, J.L.G.C. Mata, A.P. Serro, A.J. Guiomar; Surface Modification of intraocular lenses by plasma grafting for controlled release of moxifloxacin. VII International Materials Symposium and XVII Conference of Sociedade Portuguesa dos Materiais, Porto, 21-23 June 2015 (Oral).

8.    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 (Poster).

9.    P. Paradiso, A.P. Serro, B. Saramago, R. Colaço, A. Chauhan; Controlled Release of levofloxacin from Vitamin E loaded Silicone Hydrogel Contact Lenses; 42nd Annual Meeting & Exposition of the Controlled Release Society, Edinburgh, Scotland, 26-29 July 2015 (Poster).

10.    A.P Vieira, A.F.R. Pimenta, P. Alves, P. Coimbra, M.H. Gil, J.L.G.C. Mata, A.P. Serro, A.J. Guiomar; Plasma-Grafted Intraocular Lenses for Controlled Release of Moxifloxacin; 27th European Conference on Biomaterials ESB2015, Krakow, Poland, 30 August - 3 September 2015 (Poster).

11.    D. Silva, A.F.R. Pimenta, R. Colaço, B. Saramago, A.P. Serro; Controlled drug release from silicon based hydrogels through a layer-by-layer coating, 2º Workshop IST – NM, “Os Materiais e a Indústria Nacional”, Instituto Superior Técnico, Lisboa, 14-15 September 2015 (Poster).

12.    H.P. Filipe, D. Bozukova, A. Pimenta, A.P. Vieira, P. Alves, P. Coimbra, A.J. Guiomar, M.H. Gil, J.L.G. Mata, B. Saramago, A.P. Serro; Surface modification of intraocular lenses towards controlled drug delivery; EVER 2015 – Congress of the European Association for Vision and Eye Research, Nice, France, 7-10 October 2015 (Oral).

13.    H.P. Filipe, D. Bozukova, A.F.R. Pimenta, J.L.G. Mata, R. Colaço, B. Saramago, A.P. Serro; Effect of preconditioning intraocular lenses in moxifloxacin solution; EVER 2015 – Congress of the European Association for Vision and Eye Research, Nice, France, 7-10 October 2015 (Poster)

14.    H.P. Filipe, J.M. Henriques, A.R.B. Valente, P. Paradiso, J.L.G. Mata, B. Saramago, A.P. Serro; Microfluidic in vitro release of drugs from contact lens materials; EVER 2015 – Congress of the European Association for Vision and Eye Research, Nice, France, 7-10 October 2015 (Poster)

15.    Oliveira, M.G. Moutinho, D. Bozukova, B. Saramago, A.P. Serro; Sterilization of ophthalmic drugs and intraocular lenses; 1st International Congress of CiiEM: From Basic Sciences to Clinical Research, Monte da Caparica, Portugal, 27-28 November 2015 (Poster).

16.    A. Topete, M.G. Moutinho, B. Saramago, A.P. Serro; Effect of sterilization on chlorhexidine loaded soft contact lenses; 1st International Congress of CiiEM: From Basic Sciences to Clinical Research, Monte da Caparica, Portugal, 27-28 November 2015 (Poster).

17.    A.F.R. Pimenta, D. Bozukova, J.L.G. Mata, R. Colaço, B. Saramago, A.P. Serro; Moxifloxacin release from intraocular lenses: an approach to the eye hydrodynamic conditions; 1st International Congress of CiiEM: From Basic Sciences to Clinical Research, Monte da Caparica, Portugal, 27-28 November 2015 (Poster).

18.    D. Silva, B. Saramago, A.P. Serro; Alginate-Chitosan coatings to control drug release; 1st International Congress of CiiEM: From Basic Sciences to Clinical Research, Monte da Caparica, Portugal, 27-28 November 2015 (Poster).

19.    P. Paradiso, R. Colaço, A. Chauhan, B. Saramago, A.P. Serro; The effect of liposome-based coatings and vitamin E incorporation on the drug release behavior of contact lenses materials; 1st International Congress of CiiEM: From Basic Sciences to Clinical Research, Monte da Caparica, Portugal, 27-28 November 2015 (Oral).

20.    M. Másson, K. Guðnason, S. Solodova, B.S. Snorradóttir, A.P. Serro, S. Th. Sigurðsson, F. Jónsdóttir; Model for Ocular Drug Delivery From Drug Loaded Soft Contact Lenses. BioBarriers 2016 – 11th International Conference and Workshop on Biological Barriers, Saarbrücken, Germany 7-9 March 2016 (Oral).

21.    H.P. Filipe, A. Oliveira, M.G. Moutinho, D. Bozukova, B. Saramago, A.P. Serro, Sterilization of intraocular lenses loaded with moxifloxacin, Pan-American Research Day (PARD), Seattle, Washington, USA, 30 April 2016 (Oral).

22.    H.P. Filipe, A. Oliveira, M.G. Moutinho, D. Bozukova, B. Saramago, A.P. Serro; Sterilization of intraocular lenses loaded with moxifloxacin, ARVO 2016 Annual Meeting, Seattle, USA, 1-5 May 2016 (Oral Poster).

23.    A. Topete, A. Oliveira, R. Galante, D. Bozukova, B. Saramago, A.P. Serro; Effect of sterilization on drugs and lenses for ophthalmic applications, 10th World Biomaterials Congress, Montreal, Canada, 17-22 May 2016 (Oral Poster). 

24.    R. Galante, I. Satiko, N.A. Bou-Chacra, R. Colaço, A.P. Serro, T.J. Pinto; Chitosan nanogels for biomedical applications: Choosing a suitable sterilization method; 10th World Biomaterials Congress (WBC2016), Montreal, Canada, 17-22 May 2016 (Poster).

25.    Svetlana Solodova, Kristinn Gudnason, Bergthóra S. Snorradóttir, Sven Th. Sigurdsson, Fjóla Jónsdóttir and Már Másson. Analysis of diffusion of hydrogel contact lenses and numerical modelling.  9th Meeting of the Scandinavian Society for Biomaterials, Reykjavík, 1-3 June 2016 (Poster)

26.    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; Modelling and experiments in drug delivery systems, MEDDS 2016, Coimbra, Portugal, 20-22 June 2016 (Oral).

27.    A. Topete, A. Oliveira, A. Pimenta, D. Bozukova, J.L.G.C. Mata, B. Saramago, A.P. Serro; Moxifloxacin loaded intraocular lenses for cataract surgery; Modelling and experiments in drug delivery systems, MEDDS 2016, Coimbra, Portugal, 20-22 June 2016 (Oral).

28.   Kristinn Gudnason, Fjola Jonsdottir, Sven Th Sigurdsson ,Svetlana Solodova, Mar Masson.  Modelling drug delivery in ophthalmic systems with multi-layer framework. Modelling and experiments in drug delivery systems, MEDDS 2016, Coimbra, Portugal, 20-22 June 2016 (Oral).

29.    A. Topete, A. Oliveira, A.F.R. Pimenta, D. Silva, M. Carrilho, P. Paradiso, P. Kumar, R. Galante, J.L.G.C. Mata, R. Colaço, B. Saramago, A.P. Serro; Controlled drug delivery from ophthalmic lenses, Ciência 2016 – Encontro com a Ciência e Tecnologia em Portugal, Centro de Congressos de Lisboa, Lisboa, 4-6 July 2016 (Poster).

30.    R. Galante, D. Ghisleni, P. Paradiso, T.J. A. Pinto, R. Colaço, A.P. Serro, A new approach for sterilization of hydrogels using an ozone gas method: towards safer and greener technologies, 9º COLAOB – Congresso Latino-Americano de Orgãos Artificiais e Biomateriais, Foz do Iguaçu, Brazil, 24-27 August 2016 (Poster).

31.    A. 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; 4th Congress on Innovation in Drug Delivery Site-Specific Drug Delivery, Antibes-Juan-les-Pins, France, 25-28 September 2016 (Poster).

32.    A. Pimenta, A.P. Vieira, P. Alves, P. Coimbra, J.L.G.C. Mata, M. Helena 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; 4th Congress on Innovation in Drug Delivery Site-Specific Drug Delivery, Antibes-Juan-les-Pins, France, 25-28 September 2016 (Oral).

33.    D. Silva, L.F.V. Pinto, L.F. Santos, B. Saramago, A.P. Serro; Controlled release of antibacterial agents and anti-inflammatories from Alginate-Chitosan coated silicone based hydrogels; MSE 2016 - Materials Science and Engineering Congress, Darmstadt, Germany, 27-29 September 2016 (Oral). 

34.    M. Carrilho, D. Silva, B. Saramago, A.P. Serro; The effect of hydrophilic monomers on silicone-based hydrogels properties; MSE 2016 - Materials Science and Engineering Congress Darmstadt, Germany, 27-29 September 2016 (Poster). 

35.    A. 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, 2ª Workshop AC-PMME, Instituto Superior Técnico, Lisboa, 14 September 2016 (Poster).

36.    H.P. Filipe, D. Silva, L.F.V. Pinto, D. Bozukova, L.F. Santos, B. Saramago, A.P. Serro; Diclofenac release from a silicone based contact lens material controlled by a chitosan/alginate coating; AAO 2016, Chicago, United States of America, 15-18 October 2016 (Poster + Short Oral Communication).

37.    H.P. Filipe, A.P. Serro, Plataformas Emergentes de Libertação Controlada de Fármaco, 59º Congresso Português de Oftalmologia, Coimbra, 8-10 December 2016 (Oral).

38.    H.P. Filipe, A.S. Oliveira, A. Topete, A.F.R. Pimenta, A.P. Serro; Moxifloxacin eluting intraocular lens; 32nd APAO Congress, Singapore, 1 – 5 March 2017. (E-Poster)

39.    H.P. Filipe, A. Topete, P. Matos, B. Saramago, A.P. Serro; Commercial contact lenses loaded with drugs and vitamin E: the effect of sterilization; 32nd APAO Congress, Singapore, 1 – 5 March 2017. (Oral)

40.    R. Galante, D. Ghisleni, M. Braga, T.J.A. Pinto, R. Colaço, A.P. Serro; Effect of different sterilization processes on the release profiles of drug loaded silicone-hydrogel; ICBASE 2017: 19th International Conference on Biomaterials Applications, Science and Engineerin, Lisbon, Portugal, April 16 - 17, 2017 (Poster).

41.    H.P. Filipe, R. Galante, D. Ghisleni, M. Braga, T.J.A. Pinto, R. Colaço, A.P. Serro; Diclofenac loaded soft contact lenses: in vitro studies towards the development of safe and efficient devices; ARVO 2017 Annual Meeting, Baltimore – Maryland, USA, 7-11 May 2017 (Oral).

42.    A. Pimenta, A. Topete, B. Saramago, A.P. Serro, R. Colaço; Design of drug eluting ophthalmic lenses through a multi-layer approach; 4th Euro BioMAT 2017 - European Symposium & Exhibition on Biomaterials and Related Areas, Weimar, Germany, 9-10 May 2017 (Poster). 

43.    R. Galante, A. Oliveira, D. Ghisleni, M. Braga, T.J.A. Pinto, R. Colaço, A.P. Serro; Drug loaded silicon based soft contact lenses: effect of terminal sterilization methods on their performance; 4th Euro BioMAT 2017 - European Symposium & Exhibition on Biomaterials and Related Areas, Weimar, Germany, 9-10 May 2017 (Poster). 

44.    A. Oliveira, P. Matos, B. Saramago, A.P. Serro; Drug loaded ophthalmic lenses: the impact of different sterilization procedures on drugs, materials and drug release behaviour; 4th Euro BioMAT 2017 - European Symposium & Exhibition on Biomaterials and Related Areas, Weimar, Germany, 9-10 May 2017 (Oral). 

45.    A. Topete, A.P. Serro, B. Saramago; Effects of loading time and temperature on drug release profiles from ophthalmic lens materials; 4th Euro BioMAT 2017 - European Symposium & Exhibition on Biomaterials and Related Areas, Weimar, Germany, 9-10 May 2017 (Oral). 

44.    R. Galante, D. Ghisleni, P Paradiso, T.J.A. Pinto, R. Colaço, A.P. Serro; Ozone Gas Sterilization of pHEMA Hydrogels for Biomedical Applications: A Comparison Study with Conventional Terminal Sterilization methods, 6th FIP Pharmaceutical Sciences World Congress 2017, Stockholm, Sweden , 21-24 May 2017 (Poster). 

45.   Kristinn Gudnason, Bergthora Snorradottir, Svetlana Solodova, Mar Masson, Sven Sigurdsson, Fjola Jonsdottir. General Numerical Framework for Opthalmic Drug Delivery.  6th FIP Pharmaceutical Sciences World Congress 2017  Stockholm, Sweden,  21-24 May 2017 (Poster). 

46.      D. Silva, H.C. Sousa, H. Gil, G. Moutinho, A.P. Serro, B. Saramago; Diclofenac eluting contact lenses with antibacterial coating; 2nd International Congress of CiiEM - Translational Research and Innovation in Human and Health Sciences, Monte da Caparica, Portugal, 11-13 June 2017 (Oral).

47.       A Pimenta, A.P. Vieira, P Alves, P. Coimbra, M.H. Gil, D. Bozukova, J.L.G. Mata, A.J. Guiomar, R. Colaço, B. Saramago, A.P. Serro; Surface grafting with monomers to control the drug release from intraocular lenses; 2nd International Congress of CiiEM - Translational Research and Innovation in Human and Health Sciences, Monte da Caparica, Portugal, 11-13 June 2017 (Poster).

48.       A. Topete, A. Oliveira, A. Fernandes, T.G. Nunes, A.P. Serro, Benilde Saramago; Effect of loading time and temperature on diclofenac release from intraocular lens; 2nd International Congress of CiiEM - Translational Research and Innovation in Human and Health Sciences, Monte da Caparica, Portugal, 11-13 June 2017 (Poster).

49.       R. Galante, A. Topete, A.S. Oliveira, D. Ghisleni, M. Braga, T.J.A. Pinto, R. Colaço, A.P. Serro; Chlorhexidine soft contact lenses: towards the development of safe and efficient devices; 2nd International Congress of CiiEM - Translational Research and Innovation in Human and Health Sciences, Monte da Caparica, Portugal, 11-13 June 2017 (Poster).

50.       D. Silva, H.C. Sousa, H. Gil, G. Moutinho, A.P. Serro, B. Saramago, Antibacterial LbL coatings to control drug release from ophthalmic lens; ECIS2017- 31st Conference of the European Colloid and Interface Society, Madrid, Spain, 3-8 September 2017 (Oral). 

51.    A. Topete, A.S. Oliveira, R. Galante, A.C. Fernandes, T.G. Nunes, A.P. Serro, B. Saramago; Effect of loading time and temperature on moxifloxacin release from intraocular lens; XVI Brazil MRS Meeting (SBPMat), Gramado, Brazil, 10-14 September 2017 (Poster).

52.    D. Silva, H.C. Sousa, M.H. Gil, M.G. Moutinho, A.P. Serro, B. Saramago; Diclofenac eluting contact lenses with antibacterial coating; XVI Brazil MRS Meeting (SBPMat), Gramado, Brazil, 10-14 September 2017 (Poster).

53.    A. Pimenta, A.P. Vieira, S. Oliveira, J. Mata, H.P. Filipe, B. Saramago, A.Paula. Serro; Moxifloxacin-loaded acrylic intraocular lenses: in vitro performance; XXXV Congress of ESCRS, Lisbon, Portugal, 7-11 October 2017 (Oral).

54.    H. Filipe, L. Werner, N. Mamalis, P. Alves, P. Coimbra, M.H. Gil, J. Guiomar, M. Masson, D. Bozukova; Moxifloxacin-loaded acrylic intraocular lenses: in vivo performance; Moxifloxacin-loaded acrylic intraocular lenses: in vitro performance; XXXV Congress of ESCRS, Lisbon, Portugal, 7-11 October 2017 (Oral)

Invited Lectures and Seminars

1.    A.P Serro; Biomaterials in controlled drug delivery: an application in ophthalmology.  2º Cycle of Seminars of the Course Seminar II, Master in Biomedical Engineering, Sport and Rehabilitation, Instituto Politécnico de Setúbal, Setúbal - Portugal, 14 May 2014. 

2.    A.P Serro; Controlled drug delivery in ophthalmology. Cycle of Seminars of the Course Biomaterials, Graduation in Biomedical Engineering, Instituto Politécnico de Setúbal, Setúbal - Portugal, 3 June 2015. 

3.    Már Masson (University of Iceland, Iceland), “Chitosan based nanomaterials for drug delivery, antimicrobial action and regenerative therapy”, 9 July 2015, IST, Lisboa.

4.   Már Másson (University of Iceland, Iceland), "Numerical modeling and experimental verification of drug delivery from Medicinal Devices", 15 July 2015, University of Coimbra, Coimbra.


5.    Már Masson (University of Iceland, Iceland), “Numerical modeling of controlled drug release from medical devices”, 22 July 2015, IST, Lisboa.


6.    Anuj Chauhan (University of Flórida, USA), “Ophthalmic drug delivery devices”, November 2015, IST, Lisboa.

7.    A.P Serro; Controlled drug delivery from ophthalmic lenses, Biomedical Week, Instituto Politécnico de Setúbal, Setúbal - Portugal, 5 May 2016.

8.    A.P Serro; Controlled drug delivery from ophthalmic lenses, within the course of Nanomedicina - FMUL, Instituto de Medicina Molecular, Lisboa - Portugal, 17 February 2016. 

9.    A.P Serro; Controlled drug delivery from ophthalmic lenses II, within the course of Nanomedicina - FMUL, Instituto de Medicina Molecular, Lisboa - Portugal, 21 February 2017.

10.    A.P. Serro; Therapeutic ophthalmic lenses: a closer reality; XVI Brazil MRS Meeting (SBPMat), Gramado, Brazil, 10-14 September 2017.