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Sara Biscaia is a research intern in the Research Centre for Rapid and Sustainable Product Development (CDRSP) of Polytechnic of Leiria and PhD Student at University of Porto in the doctoral program of Biomedical Sciences. She holds a degree in Biomechanics (2008) and Masters in Engineering Design and Product Development (2011), both from Polytechnic of Leiria. During the master degree, she developed a strong interest in Biomaterials and 3D Printing technologies, with a dissertation entitled "Production and characterization of Laminaria hyperborean alginate matrices for Tissue Engineering applications". In 2009, she started working has a research fellow and more recently has a research intern in the Research Centre for Rapid and Sustainable Product Development (CDRSP) of Polytechnic of Leiria. Thereby, she is involved in the development of research projects with industries and national and international research centres and writing project applications. Additionally, she accomplish tasks as laboratory technician of the Biofabrication Laboratory at CDRSP. She has published 1 book chapter, authored and co-authored more than 20 articles in international journals and international conferences and 2 patents. She has dedicated her research activity to topics related with sustainable materials, materials characterisation, biofabrication techniques for medical applications, biomaterials and Tissue engineering.
Identification

Personal identification

Full name
Sara Biscaia

Citation names

  • Biscaia, Sara

Author identifiers

Ciência ID
0516-3C03-93F3
ORCID iD
0000-0002-2609-6878

Knowledge fields

  • Medical and Health Sciences

Languages

Language Speaking Reading Writing Listening Peer-review
English Intermediate (B1) Intermediate (B1) Intermediate (B1) Intermediate (B1)
Education
Degree Classification
2022 - 2026
Ongoing
Ciências Biomédicas (Doutoramento)
Universidade do Porto, Portugal
2011
Concluded
Mestrado em Engenharia da Concepção e Desenvolvimento do Produto (Mestrado)
Instituto Politécnico de Leiria, Portugal
"Produção e caracterização de matrizes de alginato da alga Laminaria hyperborea para aplicação em Engenharia de Tecidos" (THESIS/DISSERTATION)
19
2008
Concluded
Biomecânica (Licenciatura)
Instituto Politécnico de Leiria, Portugal
"Relação entre dados fisiologicos e o desempenho desportivo no ciclismo" (THESIS/DISSERTATION)
15
Affiliation

Science

Category
Host institution
Employer
2009/03/23 - Current Researcher (Research) Instituto Politécnico de Leiria Centro para o Desenvolvimento Rápido e Sustentado de Produto, Portugal
Projects

Grant

Designation Funders
2013 - 2015 NewMolotofConcept - New concept of molotof prepared with fruit without added sugar
30226
Research Fellow
Instituto Politécnico de Leiria Centro para o Desenvolvimento Rápido e Sustentado de Produto, Portugal
2012 - 2012/11/30 IREBID – INTERNACIONAL RESEARCH EXCHANGE FOR BIOMEDICAL DEVICES DESIGN AND PROTOTYPING
FP7-PEOPLE-2009-IRSES-247476
Research Fellow
Concluded

Contract

Designation Funders
2019 - 2021 FromNATURE: bio-active composites from nature.
038419
Researcher
Concluded
2018 - 2021 Print-on-organs: Engineering Bioinks and Processes for Direct Printing on Organs
POCI-01-0247- FEDER-033877
Researcher
2017 - 2019/09/30 Programa de intervenção integrado para prevenção e tratamento de lesões da cartilagem
SAICT-POL/23423/2016
Researcher
Instituto Politécnico de Leiria, Portugal

Instituto Politécnico de Coimbra, Portugal

Instituto Politécnico de Santarém, Portugal

Centro Hospitalar Leiria EPE, Portugal
Fundação para a Ciência e a Tecnologia
Concluded
2016 - 2019 Insitu.Biomas – Reinvent biomanufacturing systems by using an usability approach for insitu clinic temporary implants fabrication
POCI-01-0247-FEDER-017771
Technical development
2016 - 2019 NEXT.parts - Next-Generation of Advanced Hybrid Parts
POCI-01-0247-FEDER-01796
Technical development
2016 - 2018 BioMaTE - Novo sistema de biofabricação de scaffolds bioativos para engenharia de tecidos
POCI-01-0145- FEDER-016800
Technical development
Outputs

Publications

Book chapter
  1. Biscaia, Sara. "Controlling morphology in 3D Printing". In Controlling the Morphology of Polymers - Multiple Scales of Structure and Processing. Springer, 2016.
Conference abstract
  1. Biscaia, Sara. "Production of Poly( -caprolactone)/Hydroxyapatite biocomposites using a direct digital manufacturing technique for Tissue Engineering applications". Paper presented in International Conference on Direct Digital Manufacturing and Polymers, ICDDMAP 2019, Dharwad, 2019.
  2. Biscaia, Sara. "Production of cellulose based biocomposites with hydroxyapatite for medical applications". Paper presented in International Conference on Composite Structures (ICCS18), Lisboa, 2015.
  3. Biscaia, Sara. "Extrusion Processes to Fabricate Biodegradable 3D Scaffolds for Tissue Engineering". Paper presented in 2 Health, Leiria, 2014.
  4. Biscaia, Sara. "Técnicas de Extrusão para produção de scaffolds para aplicações em Engenharia de Tecidos". Paper presented in V Jornadas de Biomecânica, 2014.
  5. Biscaia, Sara. "Microscopic Observation of Laminaria hyperborea and Macrocystis pyrifera Alginate Films". Paper presented in 4th International Conference on Advanced research in virtual and rapid prototyping - Vrap 2009, Leiria, 2009.
Conference paper
  1. Telma Encarnação; Artur Mateus; Florindo Gaspar; Anabela Massano; Sara Biscaia; Pedro Batalha Guincho; Bernardo A. Nogueira; et al. "Bioremediation Using Microalgae and Circular Economy Approach: A Case Study". 2022.
    10.3390/materproc2022008108
  2. Ana Catarina Sousa; Sara Biscaia; Rui Alvites; Mariana Branquinho; Bruna Lopes; Patrícia Sousa; Joana Valente; et al. "Production, Characterisation, and In Vitro Evaluation of 3D Printed PCL/HANp/PEGDA Scaffold for Bone Regeneration". 2022.
    10.3390/materproc2022008079
Conference poster
  1. Biscaia, Sara. "Engineering new processes of direct bioprinting for skin regeneration". Paper presented in International Conference on Direct Digital Manufacturing and Polymers, ICDDMAP 2021, 2021.
Journal article
  1. Sara Biscaia; João C. Silva; Carla Moura; Tânia Viana; Ana Tojeira; Geoffrey R. Mitchell; Paula Pascoal-Faria; Frederico Castelo Ferreira; Nuno Alves. "Additive Manufactured Poly(e-caprolactone)-graphene Scaffolds: Lamellar Crystal Orientation, Mechanical Properties and Biological Performance". Polymers 14 9 (2022): 1669-1669. https://doi.org/10.3390/polym14091669.
    10.3390/polym14091669
  2. Sara Biscaia; Mariana V. Branquinho; Rui D. Alvites; Rita Fonseca; Ana Catarina Sousa; Sílvia Santos Pedrosa; Ana R. Caseiro; et al. "3D Printed Poly(>¿-caprolactone)/Hydroxyapatite Scaffolds for Bone Tissue Engineering: A Comparative Study on a Composite Preparation by Melt Blending or Solvent Casting Techniques and the Influence of Bioceramic Content on Scaffold Properties". International Journal of Molecular Sciences (2022): https://doi.org/10.3390/ijms23042318.
    10.3390/ijms23042318
  3. Pattanashetti, Nandini A.; Biscaia, Sara; Moura, Carla; Mitchell, Geoffrey R.; Kariduraganavar, Mahadevappa Y.. "Development of novel 3D scaffolds using BioExtruder by the incorporation of silica into polycaprolactone matrix for bone tissue engineering". Materials Today Communications 21 (2019): 100651. http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.mtcomm.2019.100651.
    10.1016/j.mtcomm.2019.100651
  4. Lopes, João; Fonseca, Rita; Viana, Tânia; Fernandes, Cristiana; Morouço, Pedro; Moura, Carla; Biscaia, Sara. "Characterization of Biocompatible Poly(Ethylene Glycol)-Dimethacrylate Hydrogels for Tissue Engineering". Applied Mechanics and Materials 890 (2019): 290-300. http://dx.doi.org/10.4028/www.scientific.net/amm.890.290.
    10.4028/www.scientific.net/amm.890.290
  5. Viana, Tânia; Biscaia, Sara; Dabrowska, Emilia; Franco, Margarida C.; Carreira, Pedro; Morouço, Pedro; Alves, Nuno. "A Novel Biomanufacturing System to Produce Multi-Material Scaffolds for Tissue Engineering: Concept and Preliminary Results". Applied Mechanics and Materials 890 (2019): 283-289. http://dx.doi.org/10.4028/www.scientific.net/amm.890.283.
    10.4028/www.scientific.net/amm.890.283
  6. Reis, Diana; Biscaia, Sara; Seabra, Inês J.; Veloso, Ana; Morouço, Pedro. "Fabrication of Poly(Glycerol Sebacate)-Poly(e-Caprolactone) Extrusion-Based Scaffolds for Cartilage Regeneration". Applied Mechanics and Materials 890 (2019): 268-274. http://dx.doi.org/10.4028/www.scientific.net/amm.890.268.
    10.4028/www.scientific.net/amm.890.268
  7. Sousa, Dora; Biscaia, Sara; Viana, Tânia; Gaspar, Miguel; Mahendra, Vidhura; Mohan, Saeed D.; Mateus, Artur; Mitchell, Geoffrey R.. "Rosin Based Composites for Additive Manufacturing". Applied Mechanics and Materials 890 (2019): 70-76. http://dx.doi.org/10.4028/www.scientific.net/amm.890.70.
    10.4028/www.scientific.net/amm.890.70
  8. Brites, Fernando; Malça, Cândida; Gaspar, Florindo; Horta, João F.; Franco, Margarida C.; Biscaia, Sara; Mateus, Artur. "The Use of Polypropylene and High-Density Polyethylene on Cork Plastic Composites for Large Scale 3D Printing". Applied Mechanics and Materials 890 (2019): 205-225. http://dx.doi.org/10.4028/www.scientific.net/amm.890.205.
    10.4028/www.scientific.net/amm.890.205
  9. Franco, Margarida C.; Fonseca, Rita; Gomes, Sara; Biscaia, Sara; Brites, Fernando; Pascoal-Faria, Paula; Mateus, Artur. "Traffic Vertical Signposting: Materials Characterization and Structural Numerical Simulation". Applied Mechanics and Materials 890 (2019): 190-198. http://dx.doi.org/10.4028/www.scientific.net/amm.890.190.
    10.4028/www.scientific.net/amm.890.190
  10. Biscaia, Sara. "Development of Heterogeneous Structures with Polycaprolactone-Alginate Using a New 3D Printing System – BioMEDßeta: Design and Processing". Procedia Manufacturing 12 (2017):
    https://doi.org/10.1016/j.promfg.2017.08.015
  11. Brites, F.; Malça, C.; Gaspar, F.; Horta, J.F.; Franco, M.C.; Biscaia, S.; Mateus, A.. "Cork Plastic Composite Optimization for 3D Printing Applications". Procedia Manufacturing 12 (2017): 156-165. http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.promfg.2017.08.020.
    10.1016/j.promfg.2017.08.020
  12. Pedro Morouço; Sara Biscaia; Tânia Viana; Margarida Franco; Cândida Malça; Artur Mateus; Carla Moura; et al. "Fabrication of Poly(e-caprolactone) Scaffolds Reinforced with Cellulose Nanofibers, with and without the Addition of Hydroxyapatite Nanoparticles". BioMed Research International 2016 (2016): 1-10. http://dx.doi.org/10.1155/2016/1596157.
    10.1155/2016/1596157
  13. Biscaia, Sara. "Controlled in Vitro Release of Levodopa from Sodium Alginate Membranes". International Journal of Drug Delivery Technology 6 4 (2016): 116-122.
    10.25258/ijddt.v6i4.8898
  14. Mitchell, Geoffrey R.; Biscaia, Sara; Mahendra, Vidhura Subash; Mateus, Artur. "High Value Materials from the Forests". Advances in Materials Physics and Chemistry 06 03 (2016): 54-60. http://dx.doi.org/10.4236/ampc.2016.63006.
    10.4236/ampc.2016.63006
  15. Morouço, Pedro. "Biomedical Applications from a Direct Digital Manufacturing Perspective". Material Science and Engineering with Advanced Research 1 3 (2015): 15-17. http://dx.doi.org/10.24218/msear.2015.13.
    10.24218/msear.2015.13
  16. Biscaia, Sara I.; Viana, Tânia F.; Almeida, Henrique A.; Bártolo, Paulo J.. "Production and Characterisation of PCL/ES Scaffolds for Bone Tissue Engineering". Materials Today: Proceedings 2 1 (2015): 208-216. http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.matpr.2015.04.024.
    10.1016/j.matpr.2015.04.024
  17. Franco, M.R.; Viana, T.F.; Biscaia, S.; Bártolo, P.. "Levodopa incorporation in alginate membranes for drug delivery studies". Advanced Materials Research 749 (2013): 423-428. http://www.scopus.com/inward/record.url?eid=2-s2.0-84884808204&partnerID=MN8TOARS.
    10.4028/www.scientific.net/AMR.749.423
  18. Biscaia, Sara. "Permeability Evaluation of Lay-down Patterns and Pore Size of Pcl Scaffolds". (2013):
    10.1016/j.proeng.2013.05.119
Preprint
  1. Ana Catarina Sousa; Sara Biscaia; Rui Alvites; Mariana Branquinho; Bruna Lopes; Patrícia Sousa; Joana Valente; et al. "Assessment Of 3D Printed Polycaprolactone, Hydroxyapatite Nanoparticles and Polyethylene Glycol Diacrylate Scaffolds for Bone Regeneration". Preprint. 2022. https://doi.org/10.20944/preprints202210.0436.v1.
    10.20944/preprints202210.0436.v1
  2. Fernando Guedes; Mariana V. Branquinho; Sara Biscaia; Rui D. Alvites; Ana C. Sousa; Bruna Lopes; Patrícia Sousa; et al. "Gamma Irradiation Processing on 3D PCL Devices - A Preliminary Biocompatibility Assessment". Preprint. 2022. https://doi.org/10.20944/preprints202210.0202.v1.
    10.20944/preprints202210.0202.v1
  3. Sara Biscaia; Mariana V. Branquinho; Rui D. Alvites; Rita Fonseca; Ana Catarina Sousa; Sílvia Santos Pedrosa; Ana R. Caseiro; et al. "3D Printed Poly(?-Caprolactone)/Hydroxyapatite Scaffolds for Bone Tissue Engineering: A Comparative Study on Composite Preparation by Melt Blending or Solvent Casting Techniques and Influence of Bioceramic Content on Scaffold Properties". Preprint. 2022. https://doi.org/10.20944/preprints202201.0221.v1.
    10.20944/preprints202201.0221.v1

Intellectual property

Patent
  1. Biscaia, Sara. 2015. "ANEL DE IMOBILIZAÇÃO DINÂMICA PARA REABILITAÇÃO PÓS CIRURGIA TENDINOSA".
  2. Biscaia, Sara. 2012. "Alteador Sanitário Eléctrico".
Activities

Oral presentation

Presentation title Event name
Host (Event location)
2019 Production of Poly( -caprolactone)/Hydroxyapatite biocomposites using a direct digital manufacturing technique for Tissue Engineering applications International Conference on Direct Digital Manufacturing and Polymers, ICDDMAP 2019
2018 Projeto Insitu.Biomas Investigação no CHL – projetos em parceria com outras instituições - 6ª conferência do Centro de Investigação do CHLeiria
2016 Development of heterogeneous structures with Polycaprolactone Alginate using a new 3D printing system - BioMEDbeta: design and processing RESIM2016
2015 PCL composites scaffolds for Tissue Engineering applications produced by a direct digital manufacturing process International Conference on Direct Digital Manufacturing and Polymers, ICDDMAP 2015
2015 Production of cellulose based biocomposites with hydroxyapatite for medical applications 18th International Conference on Composite Structures (ICCS18)
2015 Development and characterization of LDPE composites reinforced with different concentrations of eucalyptus wood fibres International Conference on Direct Digital Manufacturing and Polymers, ICDDMAP 2015
2015 BioMEDbeta: a new manufacturing system to develop heterogeneous 3D structures for tissue regeneration, International Conference on Direct Digital Manufacturing and Polymers, ICDDMAP 2015
2015 Masterbatch of cellulose based polymer composites, 18th International Conference on Composite Structures (ICCS18)
2014 Extrusion Processes to Fabricate Biodegradable 3D Scaffolds for Tissue Engineering 2 Health
2014 Técnicas de Extrusão para produção de scaffolds para aplicações em Engenharia de Tecidos IV Jornadas de Biomecânica
2009 Microscopic Observation of Laminaria hyperborea and Macrocystis pyrifera Alginate Films 4th International Conference on Advanced research in virtual and rapid prototyping - Vrap 2009

Event organisation

Event name
Type of event (Role)
Institution / Organization
2019 - 2019 Conferência Internacional “International Conference on Direct Digital Manufacturing and Polymers | ICDDMAP 2019”, Dharwad, India. (2019 - 2019)
Conference (Member of the Organising Committee)
2016 - 2016 International Conference on Advanced Research in Sustainable Intelligent Manufacturing (Resim 2016), Leiria, Portugal (2016 - 2016)
Conference
2015 - 2015 Curso Avançado de Medicina Regenerativa “5TH ADVANCED COURSE ON REGENERATIVE MEDICINE”, Leiria, Portugal. (2015 - 2015)
Seminar (Member of the Organising Committee)