Papers

 
  • D. Silva, H.C. de Sousa, M.H. Gil, L.F. Santos, R.A. Amaral, J.A. Sarava, M.S. Oom, C. Alvarez-Lorenzo, A.P. Serro, B. Saramago; Imprinted hydrogels with LbL coating for dual drug release from soft contact lenses materials, Materials Science and Engineering C 120 (2021) 111687 (1-12). https://doi.org/10.1016/j.msec.2020.111687

  • D. Silva, H.C. de Sousa, M.H. Gil, L.F. Santos, M.S. Oom, C. Alvarez-Lorenzo, B. Saramago, A.P. Serro; Moxifloxacin-imprinted silicone-based hydrogels as contact lenses materials for extended drug release; European Journal of Pharmaceutical Sciences 156 (2021) 105591.https://doi.org/10.1016/j.ejps.2020.105591

 

  • E. Massarelli, D. Silva, A.F.R. Pimenta, A.I. Fernandes, J.L.G. Mata, H. Armês, M. Salema-Oom, B. Saramago, A.P. Serro; Polyvinyl alcohol/chitosan wound dressings loaded with antiseptics, International Journal of Pharmaceutics 593 (2021) 120110.https://doi.org/10.1016/j.ijpharm.2020.120110

 

 

 

 

  • M. Vivero-Lopez, A. Muras, D. Silva, A.P. Serro, A. Otero-Casal, A. Concheiro, C. Alvarez-Lorenzo; Resveratrol-loaded hydrogel contact lenses with antioxidant and antibiofilm performance, Pharmaceutics 13(4) (2021) 532. https://doi.org/10.3390/pharmaceutics13040532

 

 

  • A. Topete, B. Saramago, A.P. Serro; Intraocular lenses as drug delivery devices, International Journal of Pharmaceutics (2021) ACCEPTED

 

  • A.F. Pereira-da-Mota, M. Vivero-Lopez, A. Topete, A.P. Serro, A. Concheiro, C. Alvarez-Lorenzo Atorvastatin-eluting contact lenses: effects of molecular imprinting and sterilization on drug loading and release, Pharmaceutics  (2021) ACCEPTED

2021

 
  • A.C. Branco, N. Ribeiro, C.G. Figueiredo-Pina, R. Colaço, A.P. Serro; Characterization of the nanostructure of collagen fibers following the application of dilute hydrogen peroxide used in dental whitening treatments. Analytical Leters 53(5) (2020) 705-713. https://doi.org/10.1080/00032719.2019.1668946

 

 

  • A.C. Branco, R. Silva, T. Santos, H. Jorge, A.R. Rodrigues, R. Fernandes, S. Bandarra, I. Barahona, A.P.A. Matos, K. Lorenz, M. Polido, R. Colaço, A.P. Serro, C.G. Figueiredo-Pina; Suitability of 3D printed pieces of nanocrystalline zirconia for dental applications. Dental Materials 36(3) (2020) 442-455. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.dental.2020.01.006

 

  • A.S. Oliveira, S. Schweizer , P. Nolasco, I. Barahona, J. Saraiva, R. Colaço, A.P. Serro; Though and low friction and polyvinyl alcohol hydrogels loaded with anti-inflammatories for cartilage replacement. Lubricants 8(3) (2020) 36(1-22). https://doi.org/10.3390/lubricants8030036

 

  • B. Nunes, P. Nolasco, A.P. Serro, E. Alves, R. Colaço, Nanostructured c-Si surfaces obtained by sequential implantation of C+ and Ti+: Tribophysical and structural characterization, Nuclear Instruments and Methods in Physics Research Section B: Beam Interactions with Materials and Atoms 471 (2020) 69-75. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.nimb.2020.03.027

 

  • D. Silva, H.C. de Sousa, M.H. Gil, L.F. Santos, G.M. Moutinho, M. Salema-Oom, C. Alvarez-Lorenzo, A.P. Serro, B. Saramago; Diclofenac sustained release from sterilised soft contact lenses materials using an optimised layer-by-layer coating, International Journal of Pharmaceutics 585 (2020) 119506. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.ijpharm.2020.119506

 

  • A.C. Branco, R. Silva, H. Jorge, T. Santos, K. Lorenz, M. Polido, R. Colaço, A.P. Serro, C.G. Figueiredo-Pina; Tribological performance of the pair human teeth vs 3D printed zirconia: an in vitro chewing simulation study. Journal of the Mechanical Behavior of Biomedical Materials 110 (2020) 103900. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.jmbbm.2020.103900

 

  • A. Topete, C.A. Pinto, H. Barroso, J.A. Saraiva, I. Barahona, B. Saramago, A.P. Serro; High hydrostatic pressure as sterilization method for drug-loaded intraocular lenses, ACS Biomaterial Science and Engineering   6(7) (2020) 4051–4061.https://doi.org/10.1021/acsbiomaterials.0c00412

 

  • I. Rodrigues, M. Guedes, S. Olhero,  A. Chefdor, A.C. Branco, M. Leite, A.P. Serro, C.G. Figueiredo-Pina; Development of free binder zirconia-based pastes for the production of dental pieces by robocasting. Journal of Manufacturing Processes 57 (2020) 1–9.https://doi.org/10.1016/j.jmapro.2020.06.015

 

  • A. Topete, J. Tang, X. Ding, H.P. Filipe, J.A. Saraiva, A.P. Serro, Q. Lin, B. Saramago; Dual drug delivery from hydrophobic and hydrophilic intraocular lenses: in-vitro and in-vivo studies, Journal of Controlled Release 326 (2020) 245–255. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.jconrel.2020.07.020

 

  • A.C. Branco, R. Colaço, C.G. Figueiredo-Pina, A.P. Serro; A State-of-the-Art Review on the Wear of the Occlusal Surfaces of Natural Teeth and Prosthetic Crowns. Materials 13 (2020) 3525 (1-27). https://doi:10.3390/ma13163525

 

  • A.C. Branco, I. Rodrigues, P. Paradiso, M. Polido, R. Colaço, C.G. Figueiredo-Pina, A.P. Serro; Effect of H2O2 solution’s pH on the human enamel micro and nanowear, Tribology Letters 68:132 (2020) (1-14). https://doi.org/10.1007/s11249-020-01376-9

2020

 
  • A. Topete, A.P. Serro, B. Saramago; Dual drug delivery from intraocular lens material for prophylaxis of endophthalmitis in cataract surgery. International Journal of Pharmaceutics 558(10) (2019) 43-52. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.ijpharm.2018.12.028

  • A.C. Branco, V. Moreira, J.A. Reis, R. Colaço, C.G. Figueiredo-Pina, A.P. Serro; Influence of contact configuration and lubricating conditions on the microtriboactivity of the zirconiar-Ti6Al4V pair used in dental aplications. Journal of the Mechanical Behavior of Biomedical Materials 91 (2019) 164-173. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.jmbbm.2018.12.009

  • M. Tariq, A.P. Serro, B. Saramago, J.N.C. Lopes, L.P.N.  Rebelo; Adsorption and viscoelastic behaviour of ionic liquid surfactants on gold surfaces. Journal of Molecular Liquids 282 (2019) 633–641. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.molliq.2019.02.060

  • A.F.R. Pimenta, A.P. Serro, R. Colaço, A. Chauhan; Optimization of intraocular lens hydrogels for dual drug release: experimentation and modelling. European Journal of Pharmaceutics and Biopharmaceutics 141 (2019) 51–57. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.ejpb.2019.05.016

  • A. C. Branco, J. Brito, M. Codorniz, M. Steinhausen, F. Martins, J. Reis, P. Maurício, R. Colaço, A.P. Serro, Tribological behavior of restorative dental microcomposites after exposure to mouth acids. Tribology Letters 67:90 (2019) 1-10. https://doi.org/10.1007/s11249-019-1204-5

  • H.P. Filipe, D. Bozukova, A. Pimenta, A.P. Vieira, A.S. Oliveira, R. Galante, A. Topete, M. Masson, P. Alves, P. Coimbra, M.H. Gil, A.J. Guiomar, J. Mata, R. Colaço, B. Saramago, L. Werner, N. Mamalis, A.P. Serro, Moxifloxacin-loaded acrylic intraocular lenses: in vitro and in vivo performance. Journal of Cataract and Refractive Surgery 45 (2019) 1808-1817. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.jcrs.2019.07.016

  • A.S. Oliveira, O. Seidi, N. Ribeiro, R. Colaço, A.P. Serro, Tribomechanical comparison between PVA hydrogels obtained using different processing conditions and human cartilage. Materials 12(20) (2019) 3413 (1-17). https://doi.org/10.3390/ma12203413

2019

 
  • R. Galante, T.J.A. Pinto, R. Colaço, A.P. Serro; Sterilization of Hydrogels for Biomedical Applications: A Review. Journal of Biomedical Materials Research Part B: Applied Biomaterials 106B (2018) 2472–2492. https://doi.org/10.1002/jbm.b.3404

  • ​R. Galante, A.S. Oliveira, A. Topete, D. Ghislenia, M. Braga, T.J.A. Pinto, R. Colaço, A.P. Serro; Drug-eluting silicone hydrogel for therapeutic contact lenses: impact of sterilization methods on the system performance. Colloids and Surfaces B: Biointerfaces 161 (2018) 537–546. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.colsurfb.2017.11.021

  • ​A. Topete, A.S. Oliveira, A. Fernandes, T.G. Nunes, A.P. Serro, B. Saramago; Improving sustained drug delivery from ophthalmic lens materials through the control of temperature and time of loading. European Journal of Pharmaceutic Sciences 14:117 (2018) 107-117. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.ejps.2018.02.017

  • ​F. Santos, A. Branco, M.C. Polido, A.P. Serro, C.G. Figueiredo-Pina; Comparative study of the wear of the pair human teeth/Vita Enamic vs commonly used dental ceramics through chewing simulation. Journal of the Mechanical Behavior of Biomedical Materials, 20:88 (2018) 251-260. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.jmbbm.2018.08.029

  • ​A.F.R. Pimenta, A.P. Serro, R. Colaço, A. Chauhan; Drug delivery to the eye anterior chamber by intraocular lenses: an in vivo concentration estimation model. European Journal of Pharmaceutics and Biopharmaceutics 133 (2018) 63-69. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.ejpb.2018.10.004

 

  • D. Silva, H.C. Sousa, M.H. Gil, L.F. Santos, M.G. Moutinho, A.P. Serro, B. Saramago; Antibacterial layer-by-layer coatings to control drug release from soft contact lenses material. International Journal of Pharmaceutics 553(1-2) (2018)186-200. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.ijpharm.2018.10.041

2018

 
  • P. Paradiso, R. Colaço, J.L.G. Mata, R. Krastev, B. Saramago, A.P. Serro; Drug release from liposome coated hydrogels for soft contact lenses: the blinking and temperature effect. Journal of Biomedical Materials Research Part B: Applied Biomaterials 105B (2017)  1799-1807. http://dx.doi.org/10.1002/jbm.b.33715

  • L. Orazi, I. Gnilitskyi, A.P. Serro; Laser nanopatterning for wettability applications. J. Micro- and Nano-Manufacturing 5 (2017) 021008:1-8. http://dx.doi.org/ 10.1115/1.4035956

  • R. Galante, D Ghisleni, P. Paradiso, V.D. Alves, T.J.A. Pinto, R. Colaço, A.P. Serro; Sterilization of silicone-based hydrogels for biomedical application using ozone gas: comparison with conventional techniques. Materials Science and Engeneering C 78 (1) (2017) 389–397. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.msec.2017.04.073

  • A.F.R. Pimenta, A.P. Vieira, R. Colaço, B. Saramago, M.H. Gil, P. Coimbra, P.  Alves, D. Bozukova, T.R. Correia, I.J. Correia, A.J. Guiomar, A.P. Serro; Controlled release of moxifloxacin from intraocular lenses modified by Ar plasma-assisted grafting with AMPS or SBMA: an in vitro study. Colloids and Surfaces B: Biointerfaces 156 (1) (2017) 95–103. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.colsurfb.2017.04.060

  • B.S. Gregorí Valdes, A.P Serro, P.M. Gordo, A. Silva, L. Gonçalves, A. Salgado, J. Marto, D. Baltazar, R.G. Santos, J.M. Bordado, H.M. Ribeiro; New polyurethane nail lacquers for the delivery terbinafine - formulation and antifungal activity evaluation. Journal of Pharmaceutical Sciences 106(6) (2017) 1570-1577. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.xphs.2017.02.017

  • A.P Vieira, A.F.R. Pimenta, D. Silva, M.H. Gil, P. Alves, P. Coimbra, J.L.G.C. Mata, D. Bozukova, T.R. Correia, I.J. Correia, A.P. Serro, A.J. Guiomar; Surface modification of an intraocular lens material by plasma-assisted grafting with 2-hydroxyethyl methacrylate (HEMA), for controlled release of moxifloxacin. European Journal of Pharmaceutics and Biopharmaceutics 120 (2017) 52-62. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.ejpb.2017.08.006

2017

 
  • D. Silva, A. Fernandes, T. Nunes, R. Colaço, A.P. Serro; The effect of albumin and cholesterol on the biotribological behaviour of hydrogels for contact lenses. Acta Biomaterialia 26 (2015) 184-194. http://dx.doi.org/ 10.1016/j.actbio.2015.08.011

  • P. Paradiso, A.P. Serro, B. Saramago, R. Colaço, A. Chauhan; Controlled release of antibiotics from vitamin-E loaded silicone-hydrogel contact lenses, Journal of Pharmaceutical Sciences. 105(3) (2016) 1164-1172. http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/S0022-3549(15)00193-8

  • ​​C.G. Figueiredo-Pina, N. Patas, J. Canhoto, R. Cláudio, S. Olhero, A.P. Serro, A. C. Ferro, M. Guedes; Tribological behaviour of unveneered and veneered lithium disilicate dental material. Journal of the Mechanical Behavior of Biomedical Materials 43 (2016) 226-238. http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.jmbbm.2015.08.007

  • ​​A. Cunha, A-M. Elie, L. Plawinski, A.P. Serro, A.M.B. Rego, A. Almeida, M.C. Urdaci, M-C. Durrieu, Rui Vilar;  Femtosecond laser surface texturing of titanium as a method to reduce the adhesion of Staphylococcus aureus and biofilm formation. Applied Surface Science 360 (2016) 485–493. http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.apsusc.2015.10.102

  • ​​A. Cuco, A.P. Serro, J.P. Farinha, B. Saramago, A.G. Silva; Interaction of the Alzheimer Aβ(25-35) peptide segment with model membrane. Colloids and Surfaces B: Biointerfaces 141 (2016) 10-18. http://dx.doi.org/ 10.1016/j.colsurfb.2016.01.015

  • ​​H.P. Filipe, J. Henriques, P. Reis, P.C. Silva, M.J. Quadrado, A.P. Serro; Contact lenses as drug controlled release systems. A narrative review. Revista Brasileira de Oftalmologia 75(3) (2016) 241-247. http://dx.doi.org/10.5935/0034-7280.20160051

  • ​A.F.R. Pimenta, A. Valente, J.M.C Pereira, J.C.F Pereira, H.P. Filipe, J.L.G. Mata, R. Colaço, B. Saramago, A.P. Serro; Simulation of the hydrodynamic conditions of the eye to better reproduce the drug release from hydrogel contact lenses: experiments and modeling. Drug Delivery and Translational Research 6(6) (2016) 755-762. http://dx.doi.org/10.1007/s13346-016-0303-1

  • ​​D. Silva, L.F.V. Pinto, D. Bozukova, L.F. Santos, A.P. Serro, B. Saramago; Chitosan/alginate based multilayers to control drug release from ophthalmic lens. Colloids and Surfaces B: Biointerfaces 147 (2016) 81–89. http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.colsurfb.2016.07.047

  • ​R. Galante, C.F. Rediguieri, I.S. Kikuchi, P.A.S. Vasquez, R. Colaço, A.P. Serro, T.J.A. Pinto; About the sterilization of chitosan hydrogel nanoparticles. PLoS ONE 11(12) (2016) e0168862: 1-18. https://doi.org/10.1371/journal.pone.0168862

  • ​A.F.R. Pimenta, J. Ascenso, J.C.S. Fernandes, R. Colaço, A.P. Serro, B. Saramago; Controlled drug release from hydrogels for contact lenses: drug partitioning and diffusion. International Journal of Pharmaceutics 515(1-2) (2016) 467-475. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.ijpharm.2016.10.047

  • ​A.F.R. Pimenta, A.P. Serro, P. Paradiso, B. Saramago, R. Colaco;  Diffusion-based design of multi-layered ophthalmic lenses for controlled drug release. PLoS ONE 11(12) (2016) e0167728: 1-15. http://dx.doi.org/10.1371/journal.pone.0167728

  • ​F.T. Rodrigues, A.P. Serro, M. Polido, A. Ramalho, C.G. Figueiredo-Pina; Effect of bleaching teeth with hydrogen peroxide on the morphology, hydrophilicity, mechanical and tribological properties of enamel. Wear 374-375 (2016) 21-28. http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.wear.2016.11.001

2016

  • P. Paradiso, L. Santos, V. Chu, A.P. Serro, R. Colaço, B. Saramago; Effect of plasma treatment on the performance of two drug-loaded hydrogel formulations for therapeutic contact lenses. Journal of Biomedical Materials Research Part B: Applied Biomaterials 103(5) (2015)1059-1068. http://dx.doi.org/10.1002/jbm.b.33287

  • ​R. Galante, P. Paradiso, M.G. Moutinho, A.I. Fernandes, J.L. Mata, R. Colaço, B. Saramago, A.P. Serro; About the effect of eye blinking on drug release from pHEMA based hydrogels: an in vitro study. Journal of Biomaterials Science: Polymer Edition, 26(4) (2015) 235-251. http://dx.doi.org/10.1080/09205063.2014.994948

  • ​D. Silva, A. Fernandes, T. Nunes, R. Colaço, A.P. Serro; The effect of albumin and cholesterol on the biotribological behaviour of hydrogels for contact lenses. Acta Biomaterialia 26 (2015) 184-194. http://dx.doi.org/ 10.1016/j.actbio.2015.08.011

2015

 
  • A.P. Serro, R. Galante, A. Kozica; P. Paradiso, A. Gonçalves da Silva, K. Luzyanin, A. Fernandes, B. Saramago; Effect of Tetracaine on DMPC and DMPC+Cholesterol Biomembrane Models: Liposomes and Monolayers. Colloids and Surfaces B: Biointerfaces 116 (2014) 63-71. http://dx.doi.org/ 10.1016/j.colsurfb.2013.12.042

  • P. Paradiso, R. Galante, L. Santos, A.P. Alves de Matos, R. Colaço, A.P. Serro, B. Saramago; Comparison of two hydrogel formulations for drug release in ophthalmic lenses. Journal of Biomedical Materials Research Part B: Applied Biomaterials 102(6) (2014) 1170-1180. http://dx.doi.org/ 10.1002/jbm.b.33099

2014

 
  • C.G. Figueiredo-Pina, A. Monteiro, M. Guedes, A. Maurício, A.P. Serro, A. Ramalho, C. Santos; Effect of feldspar porcelain coating upon the wear behavior of zirconia dental crowns. Wear 297 (2013) 872-877. http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.wear.2012.10.016

  • ​C. Bandeiras, A.P. Serro, K. Luzyanin, A. Fernandes, B. Saramago; Anesthetics interacting with lipid rafts. European Journal of Pharmaceutical Sciences 48 (2013) 153-165. http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.ejps.2012.10.023

  • ​A. Cunha, A.P. Serro, V. Oliveira, A. Almeida, R. Vilar, M-C. Durrieu; Wetting behaviour of femtosecond laser textured Ti-6Al-4V surfaces. Applied Surface Science 265 (2013) 688-696. http://dx.doi.org/ 10.1016/j.apsusc.2012.11.085

  • ​G. Gonçalves, M-T. Portolés, C. Ramírez-Santillán, M. Vallet-Regí, A.P. Serro, J. Grácio, P.A.A.P. Marques; Evaluation of the in vitro biocompatibility of PMMA/high-load HA/carbon nanostructures bone cement formulations. Journal of Materials Science: Materials in Medicine 24 (12) (2013) 2787-2796. http://dx.doi.org/10.1007/s10856-013-5030-2

  • ​P. Paradiso, M.A. Rodrigues, R. Colaço, B. Saramago, A.P. Serro; Production and characterization of hypromellose phthalate nanoparticles containing levofloxacin for ophthalmic applications. Microscopy and Microanalysis, 19 (Suppl. 4) (2013) 151-152. http://dx.doi.org/ 10.1017/S1431927613001372

2013

 
  • A.P. Serro, A. Carapeto, G. Paiva, J.P.S. Farinha, R. Colaço, B. Saramago; Formation of an intact liposome layer adsorbed on oxidized gold confirmed by three complementary techniques QCM-D, AFM and confocal fluorescence microscopy. Surface and Interface Analysis 44 (2012) 426–433. http://dx.doi.org/10.1002/sia.3820

  • ​J.G. Paiva, P. Paradiso, A.P. Serro, A. Fernandes, B. Saramago; Interaction of local and general anaesthetics with liposomal membrane models: a QCM-D and DSC study. Colloids and Surfaces B: Biointerfaces 95 (2012) 65-74. http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.colsurfb.2012.02.027

  • ​I. Gomes, M.J. Feio, N.C. Santos, P. Eaton, A.P. Serro, B. Saramago, E. Pereira, R. Franco; Controlled Adsorption of Cytochrome c to Nanostructured Gold Surfaces. Journal of Nanoparticle Research 14:1321 (2012) 1-12. http://dx.doi.org/10.1007/s11051-012-1321-7

2012

 
  • B. Nunes, A.P. Serro, V. Oliveira, M.F. Montemor, E. Alves, B. Saramago, R. Colaço; Ageing effects on the wettability behavior of laser textured silicon. Applied Surface Science 257 (2011) 2604–2609. http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.apsusc.2010.10.030

  • ​M. Tariq, A.P. Serro, R. Colaço, B. Saramago, J.N.C. Lopes, L.P.N. Rebelo; Effect of alkyl chain length on the adsorption and frictional behaviour of 1-alkyl-3-methylimidazolium chloride ionic liquid surfactants on gold surfaces. Colloids and Surfaces A: Physicochemical Engineering Aspects 377 1-3 (2011) 361–366. http://dx.doi.org/ 10.1016/j.colsurfa.2011.01.036

2011