João Pereira joined Hovione in 2015 as part of the R&D Drug Product Development – Analytical Development group, where he worked on analytical method development for new drug products and drug product intermediates. In 2017, Mr Pereira became lead analytical chemist supporting several development programmes of drug product and intermediate drug product. In 2019, he became team leader in Analytical Development, where analytical method development in the fields of physical and performance characterisation are performed. Mr Pereira holds an MSc in Pharmaceutical Sciences from the Faculdade de Farmácia da Universidade de Lisboa (FFUL). He has previously worked in the pharmaceutical chemistry field in the Research Institute for Medicines (iMed.ULisboa) and in a quality control unit in Laboratórios Vitória.