João F. Pinto

PhD (1994) in Pharmacy (Pharmaceutical Technology), University of London

MSc (1989) in Pharmaceutical Technology, University of London

MPharm (1987) in Pharmaceutical Sciences (Industry), University of Lisboa

Associate Professor, Pharmaceutics and Pharmaceutical Technology

Faculdade de Farmácia, Universidade de Lisboa — Av. Prof. Gama Pinto, 1649-003 Lisboa, Portugal

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Researcher ID C-6595-2008
Group Researcher ID B-4826-2014

Research Interests

JF Pinto leads a groups investigating aspects related to solid state of medicines, namely the development of new technologies (e.g. extrusion /co-extrusion) and new materials (e.g. milk and milk components) to be considered in the production of medicines. His group also addresses problems related to solubility of drugs and techniques to circumvent such limitation (e.g. production of amorphous solid dispersions, co-crystals, co-amorphous) towards the improvement of bioavailability, particularly when drugs are to be administered to patients orally.

Selected Publications

Oliveira G, Pinto JF. Evaluation of the potential use of laminar extrudates on stabilizing micronized coumarin particles by supercritical fluids (RESS) – Study of different RESS processing variables and mode of operation. AAPS PharmSciTec 2017; 18: 2792-2807.

Aguiar JP, Fernandes TAP, Nesse C, Fernandes AI, Pinto JF. Production and characterization of spray-dried theophylline powders for pediatric use prepared from fresh milk. J Pharm Pharmacol 2017; 69: 554–566.

Paisana MC, Wahl MA, Pinto JF. An Insight Into the Impact of Polymers on the Hydrate Conversion of Olanzapine Form I in Aqueous Suspensions, J Pharm Sci 2017; 106: 1786-1794.

Pinto JT, Brachkova MI, Fernandes AI, Pinto JF. Evaluation of the ability of powdered milk to produce minitablets containing paracetamol for the paediatric population. Chem Eng Res Design 2016; 110:171–182.


Duarte I, Corvo ML, Serôdio P, Vicente J, Pinto JF, Temtem M. Production of nano-solid dispersions using a novel solvent-controlled precipitation process — Benchmarking their in vivo performance with an amorphous micro-sized solid dispersion produced by spray drying. Eur J Pharm Sci 2016; 93:203–214.