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Nanocapsules for Targeted Controlled Delivery of Chemicals (NANOCAPS) - Publishable Executive Summary

Project ID: 1428
Funded under: FP6-NMP


The project NANOCAPS aimed at developing new technologies based on micro-encapsulation to solve industrial problems related to controlled release of chemicals. The technical objectives have been to develop nano-materials and nano-composite coatings for cost-efficient production of nano-capsules and, to validate the technical and economical feasibility of the knowledge acquired in the fields of biomedical (anti-proliferating and anti-allergic agents) and metal plating (self-repair) applications. To achieve the objectives, NANOCAPS was configured in five main activities (WP) addressing specific problems. Two of these were technology oriented (WP1 and WP2), and concerned the production of nano-materials as capsule core and shell. Two others were directed to basic research (WP3 and WP4), and considered fundamental studies on the reactivity of the core materials and the capsules, and the development of new advanced methods for the characterisation of nano-capsules. The fifth activity (WP5, started after midterm) considered the validation and exploitation of the knowledge in multi-sectorial industrial prototypes. The project started in March 2004 and lasted until March 2007.

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