Raque Borda D’Água joined Hovione in 2018 as part of the R&D Drug Product Development – Analytical Development group, where she worked on analytical method development for new drug products and drug product intermediates. In 2019, Ms Borda D’Água became an analytical chemist in Hovione R&D Analytical Development, focusing on performance and physical characterisation methodologies to support several development programmes. Prior to Hovione, Ms Borda D’Água worked as a Research fellow at Cenimat|i3N in Faculdade de Ciências e Tecnologia da Universidade Nova de Lisboa (FCT-UNL), integrated into several projects focused on the design and build of microfluidic systems and materials characterisation. Ms Borda D’Água holds a BSc and a MSc in Biochemistry from FCT-UNL. Her Master’s thesis focused on impregnation development techniques of low-cost zinc oxide nanoparticles with antibacterial properties in fabrics performed in Cenimat|i3N in collaboration with the Department of Science and Technology of Biomass.