Margarida Cabrita Franco. No seu currículo Ciência Vitae, os termos mais frequentes na contextualização da produção científica, tecnológica e artístico-cultural são: Skin; Drug delivery systems; Materials; Material's characterization, microCT (XRmicroscopy)... ... ... Research team member in the Centre for Rapid and Sustainable Product Development: CDRSP - Polytechnic Institute of Leiria. Areas of interest: Transdermal drug delivery, Controlled drug delivery, Biomaterials, Biofabrication, Compósitos, Eco-compósitos, Materials characterization, Micro-CT, SEM.

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Citation names

  • Franco, Margarida
  • Margarida Cabrita Franco
  • Margarida Franco
  • M C Franco

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Email addresses

  • margarida.franco@ipleiria.pt (Professional)


Knowledge fields

  • Medical and Health Sciences
  • Medical and Health Sciences - Medical Biotechnology - Biomaterials
  • Medical and Health Sciences - Basic Medicine - Pharmacology and pharmacy
  • Engineering and Technology - Industrial Biotechnology - Bioprocessing Technologies
  • Engineering and Technology - Materials Engineering - Composites


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Portuguese (Mother tongue)
French Intermediate (B1) Intermediate (B1) Intermediate (B1) Intermediate (B1) Intermediate (B1)
English Upper intermediate (B2) Upper intermediate (B2) Upper intermediate (B2) Upper intermediate (B2) Upper intermediate (B2)
Degree Classification
Ciências Farmacêuticas (Mestrado integrado)
Universidade de Lisboa Faculdade de Farmácia, Portugal
"Plantas e Medicamentos à Base de Plantas para Tratamento de Infecções Cutâneas" (THESIS/DISSERTATION)


Conference paper
  1. "Conceição PR, Franco M, Alves N, Peleija A, Martins JP, Portugal J, Neves CB. Fit accuracy of RPD framework produced by CAD-CAM - pilot clinical trial". Paper presented in Advances and Current Trends in Biomechanics, Porto, 2021.
  2. "Conceição PR, Franco M, Alves N, Pinto R, Marques D, Portugal J, Neves CB. Fit accuracy assessment of RPD metal framework by digital superimposition". Paper presented in Advances and Current Trends in Biomechanics, Porto, 2021.
  3. "J Costa, J Portugal, CB Neves, M Franco, N Alves , Structural characterization of a chlorhexidine delivery system based on reline resins". Paper presented in Advances and Current Trends in Biomechanics, Porto, 2021.
  4. Mário Rito Pereira; Pedro Morouço; Isabel Vasconcelos; Franco, Margarida; Nuno Alves; António Ginjeira. "Computer fluid dynamics as a tool for analysis of endodontic irrigation". 2018.
    Published • 10.1063/1.5043813
  5. Franco, M.R.; Biscaia, S.; Viana, T.; Bártolo, P.. "Levodopa controlled release from alginate membranes". 2014.
Conference poster
  1. "Teodoro, F., Martins, A., Alves, C., Silva, J., Pinteus, S., Alves, J., Franco, M., Gaspar, H., Pedrosa, R. Antimicrobial And Antioxidant Activities Of Sulphated Polysaccarides Extracted From Macroalgae Collected Off Peniche, Portugal.". Paper presented in 16¿¿ International Symposium on Marine Natural Products (MaNAPRO 2019) and 11th European Conference on Marine Natural Products, Peniche, Portugal., 2019.
Journal article
  1. Tiago Reis; Cláudia Barbosa; Margarida Franco; Catarina Baptista; Nuno Alves; Pablo Castelo-Baz; José Martin-Cruces; Benjamín Martin-Biedma. "3D-Printed Teeth in Endodontics: Why, How, Problems and Future—A Narrative Review". International Journal of Environmental Research and Public Health (2022): https://doi.org/10.3390/ijerph19137966.
  2. Conceição, Pedro; Franco, Margarida; Alves, Nuno; Portugal, Jaime; Neves, Cristina. "Fit accuracy of removable partial denture metal frameworks produced by CAD-CAM - a clinical study". Revista Portuguesa de Estomatologia, Medicina Dentária e Cirurgia Maxilofacial 62 4 (2021): 194-200. http://dx.doi.org/10.24873/j.rpemd.2021.12.851.
  3. Isabel Vasconcelos; Mário Pereira; Isabel Duarte ; António Ginjeira ; Nuno Alves. "3D-printed multisampling holder for microcomputed tomography applied to life and materials science research". Micron 150 (2021): 103142-103142. http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.micron.2021.103142.
    Published • 10.1016/j.micron.2021.103142
  4. Isabel Vasconcelos; Mário Rito Pereira; António Ginjeira ; Franco, Margarida; Pedro Morouço; Nuno Alves. "Evaluation of Root Canal Filling with a Bioceramic Sealer Using Micro-Computed Tomography: A Pilot Study". Applied Mechanics and Materials 890 (2019): 275-282. http://dx.doi.org/10.4028/www.scientific.net/amm.890.275.
  5. T. Viana; S. Biscaia; E. Dabrowska; M. Franco; P. Carreira; P. Morouço; N. Alves. "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.
  6. M. Franco; R. Fonseca; S. Gomes; S. Biscaia; F. Brites; P. Pascoal-Faria; A. Mateus. "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.
  7. Franco M.C.; Fonseca A.R.; Sacramento J. ; Melo B. ; Conde S.V.; Guarino M.P.. "Micro Computed Tomography Detects Changes in Liver Density in Control and in Prediabetes Rats". Procedia Manufacturing 12 (2017): 106-112. http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.promfg.2017.08.014.
    Published • 10.1016/j.promfg.2017.08.014
  8. F.Brites; C. Malça; F.Gaspar; J.F.Horta; Franco M.C.; Biscaia, S.; A. Mateus. "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.
  9. Franco, M.; Biscaia, S.; Viana, T.; Alves, N.; Morouço, P.. "Controlled in Vitro release of levodopa from sodium alginate membranes". International Journal of Drug Delivery Technology 6 4 (2016): 116-122. http://www.scopus.com/inward/record.url?eid=2-s2.0-85011588358&partnerID=MN8TOARS.
  10. Morouço, P.; Biscaia, S.; Viana, T.; Franco, M.; Malça, C.; Mateus, A.; Moura, C.; 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): http://www.scopus.com/inward/record.url?eid=2-s2.0-84996790728&partnerID=MN8TOARS.
  11. 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.
Newsletter article
  1. Franco, Margarida Cabrita. "Drug delivery systems : a brief approach", CDRsp - Scripta-Ingenia, 2014, http://hdl.handle.net/10400.8/1435.


Other output
  1. Margarida Franco, Micro computed tomography as a preclinical imaging tool to assess brain microvasculature. Comunicação em Online Course “Models of the Blood-Brain Barrier: Scientific Tools to Target the Brain”, organized by the Faculty of Pharmacy, University of Lisbon. 2021. https://www.ff.ulisboa.pt/ensino/ensino-cursos/curso-curso-nao-conferentes-de-grau/curso-pos-graduado-de-atualizacao-models-of-the-blood-brain-barrier-scientific-tools-to-target-the-brain/.