nanomedicine_(1)

NANO FOR HEALTH

RESEARCH

DEPARTMENTS
Lifescience
QuantMat
Nanophotonics-1
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DESCRIPTION

The INL Health Unit is focused on the development of innovative micro and nanoscale systems for early disease diagnosis and therapeutics. Within the general framework of our research in biomedicine we develop biosensing and imaging platforms for early disease detection and microfluidic based systems for rare cells’ isolation and molecular profiling. Novel therapies at INL are based on the use of targeted nanoparticles able to induce selective cell death and on the design of microneedles for transdermal drug delivery and immunological tolerance induction.

RESEARCH GROUPS

Diagnostics Tools and Methods (DTM)’s research focuses on the development of diagnostics tools and solutions towards an early and unequivocal diagnosis of cancer, cardiovascular and ageing-associated diseases. DTM works in close collaboration with the clinic to enable translational medical research and to approach the end-user, in an attempt to offer a better prognosis and personalized treatment.

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In the therapeutic tools and methods group we envisage new approaches towards innovative drug delivery solutions. These approaches can either rely on (i) bottom-up strategies, like the self-assembly of building blocks (e.g. lipids, polymers) into nanocarrier particles for the delivery of drugs and genes, or (ii) on top-down micro/nano-fabrication of medical devices for sustained drug release. A combined approach (iii) is also used, where microdevices are developed for directing self-assembly of lipid-based nanocarriers with enhanced functions, not achievable with conventional methods.

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The research interests of the group are in the general area of quantitative biology, with the objectives of developing and improving quantitative models, methods, and measurements for biological systems. The ability to provide quantitative descriptions and predictive models has been one of the strong and persistent drivers of progress in physical sciences.

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The mission of the group is to develop new optical technology contributing to the solution of outstanding questions in the life sciences. Within a multidisciplinary research environment, the Applied Nano-Optics team members aim to develop and apply a variety of microscopic imaging tools to study lipid bilayers, liposomes and nanoparticle-lipid complexes within a biological native environment in real-time. Having filed two European patent applications, we also actively promote the introduction of our research ideas into the market place.

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DESCRIPTION

The INL Health Unit is focused on the development of innovative micro and nanoscale systems for early disease diagnosis and therapeutics. Within the general framework of our research in biomedicine we develop biosensing and imaging platforms for early disease detection and microfluidic based systems for rare cells’ isolation and molecular profiling. Novel therapies at INL are based on the use of targeted nanoparticles able to induce selective cell death and on the design of microneedles for transdermal drug delivery and immunological tolerance induction.

RESEARCH GROUPS

Diagnostics Tools and Methods (DTM)’s research focuses on the development of diagnostics tools and solutions towards an early and unequivocal diagnosis of cancer, cardiovascular and ageing-associated diseases. DTM works in close collaboration with the clinic to enable translational medical research and to approach the end-user, in an attempt to offer a better prognosis and personalized treatment.

View Diagnostic Tools and Methods Group

In the therapeutic tools and methods group we envisage new approaches towards innovative drug delivery solutions. These approaches can either rely on (i) bottom-up strategies, like the self-assembly of building blocks (e.g. lipids, polymers) into nanocarrier particles for the delivery of drugs and genes, or (ii) on top-down micro/nano-fabrication of medical devices for sustained drug release. A combined approach (iii) is also used, where microdevices are developed for directing self-assembly of lipid-based nanocarriers with enhanced functions, not achievable with conventional methods.

View Therapeutic Tools and Methods Group

The research interests of the group are in the general area of quantitative biology, with the objectives of developing and improving quantitative models, methods, and measurements for biological systems. The ability to provide quantitative descriptions and predictive models has been one of the strong and persistent drivers of progress in physical sciences.

View System Biology Group

RESEARCH

DEPARTMENTS
Nanoelectronics-engineering
Lifescience
QuantMat
Nanophotonics-1
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Microand