Ana Catarina Silva


Invited Assistant Professor (since 2016)
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Recent publications

  • CCosta; JNMoreira; MHAmaral; JMSousa Lobo; ACSilva. 2019. Nose-to-brain delivery of lipid-based nanosystems for epileptic seizures and anxiety crisis. JOURNAL OF CONTROLLED RELEASE, 295, DOI: 10.1016/j.jconrel.2018.12.049
  • Sofia BSantos; José MSousa Lobo; Ana CSilva. 2019. Biosimilar medicines used for cancer therapy in Europe: a review. DRUG DISCOVERY TODAY, DOI: 10.1016/j.drudis.2018.09.011

Main research interests

  • Development and characterization of lipid nanoparticles-based formulations for nasal, cutaneous and oral administration
  • Drug delivery for neurodegenerative diseases, epilepsy and anxiety emergency therapy
  • Skin biocompatibility and cutaneous hydration potential of lipid nanoparticles-based formulations
  • In vitro correlations for drug delivery from lipid nanoparticles vs. cell culture models. Modelling kinetic profiles
  • Delivery systems for biopharmaceuticals


  • PhD in Pharmaceutical Sciences, Faculty of Pharmacy, University of Porto (2012)
  • Graduation in Pharmaceutical Sciences, University Fernando Pessoa (2006)