Medical & Pharmaceutical

MEDICAL & PHARMACEUTICAL

In recent years significant effort has been devoted to develop nanotechnology for drug delivery to target tissues since it offers a suitable means of delivering small molecules as well as macromolecules such as proteins, peptides, genes, hydrophilic or hydrophobic active principles.

Nanomedicine focuses on formulating therapeutic agents in biocompatible nanocomposites which have been developed as vehicles for different molecules due to their attractive properties.

Drug encapsulation and cell/tissue specific delivery increase the efficacy of administration by decreasing the doses necessary for obtaining a therapeutic effect and reducing side effects.

In collaboration with a cosmetic company Nanomnia is developing a product of tissue regeneration for skin treatment. We are also designing a biocompatible and biodegradable artificial tissue for paediatric congenital diseases in a joint laboratory company-university.

Fig.1 Tubular scaffold made of natural and biocompatible materials.