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Meet Our Team: Jorge M. Paiva

Being supportive, respectful, and responsible toward our team is part of our mission.

This month, our Quality Control Assistant, Jorge Paiva, celebrates 1 year at Stemmatters.

Jorge brings a wealth of knowledge to his role at Stemmatters, holding a bachelor's degree in Bioanalytical Sciences and a master's degree in Clinical Analysis from the Faculty of Pharmacy at the University of Coimbra. His expertise spans various areas, including the isolation and cryopreservation of stem cells from umbilical cord blood and tissue, as well as the quality control and characterization of cryopreserved samples. Prior to joining Stemmatters, Jorge honed his skills through a year-long experience in quality control of microalgae cultures, further enhancing his proficiency in flow cytometry and other laboratory techniques. At Stemmatters, Jorge oversees the development and implementation of methods and procedures for testing and evaluating the accuracy, efficacy, and reliability of products.

In this #OurTeam “episode” we had a chat with Jorge to learn a bit more about his experience during this past year at Stemmatters.

Describe this past year at Stemmatters.
This past year was better than I could have expected. The adaptation to the workplace was really easy, mostly thanks to the incredible team environment. I always felt encouraged to share my thoughts and experiences, and I think I was able to contribute positively to the team.

What led you to join Stemmatters?
From the very first interaction, it was evident that there was a well-defined strategy and a relentless pursuit of success in this highly demanding field, where I wanted to evolve professionally. Fueled by this vision, I accepted the challenge, and every day I feel grateful for being a member of this team and contributing to the continuous growth of our company.

What’s the best advice you can give to someone who is just starting a career in a life sciences SME?
There is a lesson to be learned in every situation. Being open-minded is the key to success in this field.

What is your most peculiar habit at work? 
I'm always trying to find new ways of incorporating our daily processes into a Microsoft Excel file.