Marta de Oliveira Ferreira



Marta de Oliveira Ferreira is the General Manager and Technical Director of inovapotek, a spin-off company of Oporto University proving R&D, testing and consulting services to the cosmetics and pharmaceutical industry. Holds a master’s degree in Pharmaceutical Sciences and a master’s degree in Pharmaceutical Technology and has now more than 10 years of experience in cosmetics product development, testing and regulatory affairs.

She began her research career in pharmaceutical development whilst a graduation student and won the “Formulário Galénico Português” Award in 2004. Later, she specialized in the evaluation of cosmetic products safety and efficacy. In the follow up of the development and coordination of several R&D projects for the pharmaceutical and cosmetic industries, she brings Inovapotek, Pharmaceutical Research and Development, into being in 2008.

At inovapotek she encompasses the following activities:
  • -Coordination of all Technical Department activities such as:
    • o Safety assessment according with EU regulation
    • o Safety and tolerance testing
    • o Efficacy testing
    • o Formulation development
    • o Stability studies
    • o New methods development and validation
    • o Study plans design
  • Coordination of Marketing/Sales Department
  • Human resources management
  • Coordination of Financial & Administrative Department
She has several papers published in scientific journals and has presented numerous posters in scientific international meetings.

She is a member of the ERPA as a Safety Assessor, of the International Society for Biophysics and Imaging of the Skin (ISBS), of the Portuguese Society of Cosmetic Sciences and of the International Federation of Societies of Cosmetic Chemists (IFSCC).