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Nanomedicine: an integrative approach

Objective

Nanomedicine (NM) is regarded as one of the most promising applications of nanotechnology, as it would allow the development of tailored therapies, with a high level of selectivity and efficacy. Although much research has been performed over the past decades, translation from academia to commercial application remains disappointingly low. Reasons that explain the current moderate success of NM are: (1) promising preclinical results are often poorly predictive for clinical safety and effectiveness, (2) the efficient, scalable and reproducible GMP production of nanocarriers has proven to be challenging and (3) regulatory frameworks are not yet fully equipped to efficiently facilitate the introduction of novel nanomedicines. These obstacles are often encountered since the developmental process from carrier design to clinical assessment is performed by a range of scientists from different backgrounds who have difficulty interacting and communicating with each other to clearly understand the necessary design criteria and the scope and limitations of NM.
NANOMED brings together all the necessary expertise to oversee the entire development trajectory required for NM. This is achieved by the combined effort of 7 beneficiaries from academia and industry and 5 non-academic partner organisations, which are all thoroughly rooted in nanosciences and pharmaceutical sciences. Our objective is to develop scalable and highly controllable design and synthesis methods for the most promising nanomedicine types in a preclinical setting.
NANOMED will train the next generation of NM scientists by offering an extensive joint training programme to 15 incoming ESRs. It focuses on promoting scientific excellence and exploits the specific research and commercial expertise and infrastructure of the NANOMED network as a whole. The exposure to all elements of NM design enables NANOMED to translate expertise from all disciplines to the ESRs, to educate the future leading scientists in the NM field.

Coordinator

TECHNISCHE UNIVERSITEIT EINDHOVEN
Net EU contribution
€ 652 623,16
Address
Groene Loper 3
5612 AE Eindhoven
Netherlands

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Region
Noord-Brabant Zuidoost-Noord-Brabant
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
Other funding
€ 652 623,16

Participants (7)

UNIVERSITEIT UTRECHT
Netherlands
Net EU contribution
€ 510 748,56
Address
Heidelberglaan 8
3584 CS Utrecht

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Region
West-Nederland Utrecht Utrecht
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
Other funding
€ 510 748,56
UNIVERSITEIT GENT
Belgium
Net EU contribution
€ 751 680,00
Address
Sint Pietersnieuwstraat 25
9000 Gent

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Region
Vlaams Gewest Prov. Oost-Vlaanderen Arr. Gent
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
Other funding
€ 751 680,00
IMPERIAL COLLEGE OF SCIENCE TECHNOLOGY AND MEDICINE
United Kingdom
Net EU contribution
€ 546 575,76
Address
South Kensington Campus Exhibition Road
SW7 2AZ London

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Region
London Inner London — West Westminster
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
Other funding
€ 546 575,76
HELSINGIN YLIOPISTO
Finland
Net EU contribution
€ 538 290,72
Address
Yliopistonkatu 3
00014 Helsingin Yliopisto

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Region
Manner-Suomi Helsinki-Uusimaa Helsinki-Uusimaa
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
Other funding
€ 538 290,72
UNIVERSITE DE BORDEAUX
France
Net EU contribution
€ 525 751,20
Address
Place Pey Berland 35
33000 Bordeaux

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Region
Nouvelle-Aquitaine Aquitaine Gironde
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
Other funding
€ 525 751,20
CHEMCONNECTION BV
Netherlands
Net EU contribution
€ 255 374,28
Address
Molenstraat 110
5342 CC Oss

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SME

The organization defined itself as SME (small and medium-sized enterprise) at the time the Grant Agreement was signed.

Yes
Region
Noord-Brabant Noordoost-Noord-Brabant
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
Other funding
€ 255 374,28
STICHTING RADBOUD UNIVERSITEIT

Participation ended

Netherlands
Net EU contribution
€ 113 499,68
Address
Houtlaan 4
6525 XZ Nijmegen
Region
Oost-Nederland Gelderland Arnhem/Nijmegen
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
Other funding
€ 113 499,68

Partners (5)

Partner

Partner organisations contribute to the implementation of the action, but do not sign the Grant Agreement.

POLYVATION BV
Netherlands
Net EU contribution
€ 0,00
Address
Kadijk 7d
9747 AT Groningen

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SME

The organization defined itself as SME (small and medium-sized enterprise) at the time the Grant Agreement was signed.

Yes
Region
Noord-Nederland Groningen Overig Groningen
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
Other funding
€ 0,00
Partner

Partner organisations contribute to the implementation of the action, but do not sign the Grant Agreement.

BYONDIS BV
Netherlands
Net EU contribution
€ 0,00
Address
Microweg 22
6545 CM Nijmegen

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SME

The organization defined itself as SME (small and medium-sized enterprise) at the time the Grant Agreement was signed.

Yes
Region
Oost-Nederland Gelderland Arnhem/Nijmegen
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
Other funding
€ 0,00
Partner

Partner organisations contribute to the implementation of the action, but do not sign the Grant Agreement.

OZ BIOSCIENCES SAS
France
Net EU contribution
€ 0,00
Address
Parc Scientifique Et Technologique De Luminy Case 922 Bat Ccimp
13288 Marseille

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SME

The organization defined itself as SME (small and medium-sized enterprise) at the time the Grant Agreement was signed.

Yes
Region
Provence-Alpes-Côte d’Azur Provence-Alpes-Côte d’Azur Bouches-du-Rhône
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
Other funding
€ 0,00
Partner

Partner organisations contribute to the implementation of the action, but do not sign the Grant Agreement.

Retina International
Switzerland
Net EU contribution
€ 0,00
Address

Zurich

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Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
Other funding
€ 0,00
Partner

Partner organisations contribute to the implementation of the action, but do not sign the Grant Agreement.

Enceladus Pharmaceuticals BV
Netherlands
Net EU contribution
€ 0,00
Address
Sint Annastraat 38a
1411PH Naarden

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SME

The organization defined itself as SME (small and medium-sized enterprise) at the time the Grant Agreement was signed.

Yes
Region
West-Nederland Noord-Holland Het Gooi en Vechtstreek
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
Other funding
€ 0,00