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Enhanced brown adipose tissue activity using nanotechnology approaches

Objective

The use of nanotechnology and nano-materials in biological applications is being widely explored and is considered a valuable approach to ameliorate human wellbeing. Specifically, nanoparticles and carbon nanotubes are of great scientific interest as they are currently used clinically as delivery systems for a wide range of drugs. An interdisciplinary approach that considers knowledge in chemistry, nano-materials, toxicology, physiology, molecular biology is vital for the progress of these devices and for the development of new procedures to create a novel market-ready prototype to boost human metabolism, fighting obesity and cardio-metabolic disease. An inter-sectoral approach is also required to put together Academic’s technical capabilities and facilities to conduct R&D activities with SMEs’ business expertise and viable supply chain to develop the prototype post project and to exploit the product in the market. Therefore, two academic (VUB and UniPD) and three industrial (INOC, IMED, ARTIA) European participants will create an interdisciplinary and inter-sectoral co-operation (nanoBAT) to design and construct a novel nanostructured delivery-L-menthol system prototype for brown adipose tissue activation. During its four years duration, nanoBAT aims to achieve research and innovation objectives via staff exchanges of experienced and early-stage researchers throughout a series of activities like: networking, research and training, workshop, innovation, dissemination, and outreach.

Call for proposal

H2020-MSCA-RISE-2015
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Funding Scheme

MSCA-RISE - Marie Skłodowska-Curie Research and Innovation Staff Exchange (RISE)

Coordinator

VRIJE UNIVERSITEIT BRUSSEL
Address
Pleinlaan 2
1050 Brussel
Belgium
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
EU contribution
€ 162 000

Participants (4)

UNIVERSITA DEGLI STUDI DI PADOVA
Italy
EU contribution
€ 162 000
Address
Via 8 Febbraio 2
35122 Padova
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
IMEDICA SA
Romania
EU contribution
€ 189 000
Address
Strada Sos Bucuresti Ploiesti 141D
013686 Bucaresti
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
CREATIVE NANO PC
Greece
EU contribution
€ 189 000
Address
Leventi 4
12132 Peristeri
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
INOCURE SRO
Czechia
EU contribution
€ 162 000
Address
Politickych Veznu 935/13
11000 Praha
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)