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Maria Helena Andrade Santana

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Universidade Estadual de Campinas (UNICAMP). Faculdade de Engenharia Química (FEQ)  (Institutional affiliation for the last research proposal)
Birthplace: Brazil

Graduated in Industrial Chemistry at the Federal University of Sergipe (1972), Graduated in Chemical Engineering at the State University of Maringá (1976), Master in Food Engineering at the State University of Campinas (1980), Doctorate in Mechanical Engineering at the State University of Campinas (1988) and Post-Doctorate in Chemical Engineering from North Carolina State University (USA) (1993). She joined the Faculty of Chemical Engineering (FEQ) at the State University of Campinas in 1972, was Full Professor and head of Department of Biotechnological Processes, and Department of Materials and Bioprocess Engineering. She was Coordinator o f Graduate Students and has experience in teaching Chemical Engineering at undergraduate and graduate levels. She coordinated the Laboratory for the Development of Biotechnological Processes, where she developed research in three main lines: 1. Encapsulation and controlled release of drugs and cosmetics using nano and micro structures (particles and fibers). 2.Submerged and solid state fermentation for the production of hyaluronic acid and humic acids. 3. Production and Characterization of Platelet-Rich Plasma for Regenerative Medicine applications. Elected full member of the National Academy of Engineering (2014); Zerefino Vazde Scientific Productivity Award (2002; 2015). Graduated from the American Academy of Regenerative Medicine ("American Board of Regenerative Medicine - South America Chapter") (2016). She retired from Unicamp on 06/2021. She is currently a researcher at the company NanoBioplus Pesquisas Tecnológicas Ltda. (Source: Lattes Curriculum)

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PROCESSO DE PRODUÇÃO DE VACINA GÊNICA LIPOSSOMAL, VACINA GÊNICA LIPOSSOMAL E USO DA MESMA C10705630-3 - Universidade de São Paulo (USP); Universidade Estadual de Campinas (UNICAMP). Celio Lopes Silva; Maria Helena Andrade Santana; Lucimara Gaziola de La Torre; Rogério Silva Rosada; Arlete A. M. Coelho Castelo - August 2008, 29

PROCESSO INTEGRADO DE PRODUÇÃO DE PARTÍCULAS FOSFOLIPÍDICAS SÓLIDAS E LIPOSSOMAS PARA ENCAPSULAÇÃO E LIBERAÇÃO CONTROLADA DE COMPOSTOS ATIVOS PI0405686-8 - Universidade Estadual de Campinas (UNICAMP). Maria Helena Andrade Santana; Giuliana Piovesan Alves; José Roberto Nunhez - December 2004, 20

CONFIGURAÇÃO LIPOSSOMAL FUNCIONAL E PROCESSO DE OBTENÇÃO DE CONFIGURAÇÃO LIPOSSOMAL FUNCIONAL PI0705630-3 - Universidade de São Paulo (USP); Universidade Estadual de Campinas (UNICAMP). Lucimara Gaziola de la Torre; Rogério Silva Rosada; Arlete A.M. Coelho-Castelo; Célio Lopes Solva; Maria Helena Andrade Santana - December 2007, 12

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