The focus in nanomedicine is the study, design and fabrication of nanoscale structures and devices for the diagnosis, treatment, and prevention of diseases and genetic disorders. Advanced health technologies will be key drivers of technological development in the future as the full impact of the genome and proteome research becomes available and new therapies and diagnosis procedures are required.
Nanomedical nanostructues will include: in-situ nanodevices for drug delivery; nanoparticles for selected cell destruction (e.g., hyperthermia in cancer treatment), imaging and diagnostic; DNA, protein and cell-chips; micro and nano –electrodes for neural and cortical implants; neuroelectronics; new biomedical imaging technologies (miniaturized NMR, MRI); and improved MEG and MCG systems.
This theme has a strong societal impact, and will stem from interdisciplinary research between existing teams of engineers, biologists, physicists, physicians, chemists, and others. A strong connection to Bioengineering Departments and Medical Schools of major Universities, as well as to Companies operating in the Biotech, Medical and Pharmaceutical fields will ensure that the research carried out at the INL has impact both on education and industry.
Research area coordinator:
Group manager: Dmitri Petrovykh
In Vivo Biomarkers
Group manager: Marina Brito
Group manager: Pieter De Beule
Nanodevices Applied to Medicine
Group manager: Paulo Freitas
Hyperthermia & MRI
Group manager: Manuel Bañobre
Group manager: Jana B. Nieder
Study cases and related materials
- Design and Characterization of Biointerfaces
- Biomarkers for atherosclerotic plaques vulnerability in coronary arteries
- Optical Scattering Theory
- Microfluidic devices for drug metabolism
- Plasmonic Super-Resolution Microscopy
- Nonlinear Effects and Bioimaging
- Externally actuated theranostic nanoparticles for cancer diagnosis and controlled drug release
- Revealing the many faces of genitourinary tumour cells using microfluidics
- Unravelling tumour-stromal cell interactions using microfluidic devices
- Characterization of Nanoparticle-Cell Biointerfaces
- Advanced Ellipsometry
- Combined Microscopies
- Smart drug delivery systems
- Nanocarriers for gene and drug delivery
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