Catarina Pinto Reis is Assistant Professor at Faculty of Pharmacy (University of Lisbon, Lisbon, Portugal). She is a member of iMed.ULisboa and collaborator at IBEB Research Group (FCUL). She is also an external consultant of INFARMED. She attended the University of Coimbra (Coimbra, Portugal) and graduated in Pharmaceutical Sciences. Her doctoral studies were also undertaken at the University of Coimbra with several important international collaborations where she developed an interest in advanced drug delivery systems. Those studies have been recognized through a number of national prizes. She finished her PhD in Pharmacy in 2008 as Distinguished Honor Graduate. Since then, she has continued to work in the drug delivery field. Her research interests are focused on the development of new drug delivery systems, medical devices, therapeutic polymers, methods of micro- and nanoencapsulation of drugs, food supplements and cosmetics, targeted therapies, in vivo efficacy and safety assessments using animal models, pre-clinical toxicity assessment, regulatory affairs, etc. She is author or co-author of several articles, book chapters and inventor of patents.