Technological and Physiological Barriers-overcoming Nanocarriers
Polymeric micelles, nanogels, nanoparticles, cyclodextrins and hybrid metal (gold, silver) -polymer systems with solubilizing and stabilizing capacity of active substances, sensitive to stimuli, targetable, for the delivery of drugs, gene material, or growth factors.
Gelling systems responsive to stimuli, poly(pseudo)rotaxane-like supramolecular cyclodextrin complexes… to prepare depot systems and syringeable implants.
Nanostructured Recognitive Cross-linked Gels
Stimuli-responsive polymer networks (micro/macro), materials with molecular recognition capacity, molecular imprinting, contact lenses for ocular drug release.
Aerogel-based Materials for Biomedical Applications
Engineering of novel aerogel designs and formats, bio-based aerogels as drug carriers for oral and pulmonary delivery, aerogels for wound healing, electroactive aerogels for tissue engineering.
Scaffolds for Regenerative Medicine
Injectable systems, electrospun fibers, 2D and 3D printed architectures, porous frameworks obtained by supercritical CO2 techniques.
Medical Devices with Functional Surfaces
Micro and nanometric coatings with polymers and enzymes, sensitive to stimuli, with specific recognition capacity, … for localized release of active substances, antibiofilm surfaces, drug-device combination products.