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Research Interests

My research interests lie in developing novel engineered materials for advanced drug delivery systems, such as supramolecular hydrogels, porous silicon and porous polymers, and drug nanocrystals.  I have specialized in formulation development and pharmaceutical engineering, with a strong emphasis on leveraging functional materials properties to target molecular aspects of human disease.

Academic / Professional qualifications

2015   Docent (Adjunct Professor) in Pharmaceutical Nanotechnology, University of Helsinki, Finland

2012   PhD in Pharmaceutical Technology (with highest possible marks), University of Helsinki, Finland

2010   MRes in Cell Biology (with highest possible marks), University of Coimbra, Portugal

2006   MPharm, University of Coimbra, Portugal 

Education/Academic qualification

Doctor of Philosophy, University of Helsinki, Finland

… → 14 Feb 2012

Master of Research, University of Coimbra, Portugal

… → 20 Jul 2010

Master of Pharmacy, University of Coimbra, Portugal

… → 6 Sep 2006

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Projects 2013 2019

Research Output 2010 2018

1 Citations

High-generation amphiphilic Janus-dendrimers as stabilizing agents for drug suspensions

Selin, M., Nummelin, S., Deleu, J., Ropponen, J., Viitala, T., Lahtinen, M., Koivisto, J., Hirvonen, J., Peltonen, L., Kostiainen, M. A. & Bimbo, L. M., 8 Oct 2018, In : Biomacromolecules. 19, 10, p. 3983-3993 11 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

Open Access
Pharmaceutical Preparations
1 Citations

Pulmonary administration of a dry powder formulation of the antifibrotic drug tilorone reduces silica-induced lung fibrosis in mice

Vartiainen, V., Raula, J., Bimbo, L. M., Viinamäki, J., T. Backman, J., Ugur, N., Kauppinen, E., Sutinen, E., Joensuu, E., Koli, K. & Myllärniemi, M., 10 Jun 2018, In : International Journal of Pharmaceutics. 544, 1, p. 121-128 8 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

Drug Compounding
Silicon Dioxide


Albert Wuokko Award for a Young Researcher

Luis Bimbo (Recipient), 24 Nov 2012

Prize: Prize (including medals and awards)

Research Personnel
Pharmaceutical Preparations

APV Award for the Most Outstanding Doctoral Thesis in the Pharmaceutical Sciences

Luis Bimbo (Recipient), 1 Apr 2014

Prize: Prize (including medals and awards)


Activities 2016 2018

  • 15 Journal peer review
  • 2 Examination
  • 1 Invited talk
  • 1 Visiting an external academic institution

PhD Internal Examiner for Thidarat Wongpinyochit

Bimbo, L. (Examiner)
12 Oct 2018

Activity: Examination

Molecular Pharmaceutics (Journal)

Bimbo, L. (Peer reviewer)
29 Jan 201820 Feb 2018

Activity: Publication peer-review and editorial workJournal peer review