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Design of biomaterials with enzymatic logic gates

Project description

Cascades of enzymes in materials could provide exquisitely logical control over therapy delivery

Enzymes are nature's catalysts, essentially lowering the energy required for a reaction to occur with a sort of lock-and-key activation mechanism. They are like the gatekeepers to the reaction's progression. Within the last decade, the use of enzymes as logic gates for elementary computing applications has attracted increasing interest. The EU-funded BioMaGic project is exploiting the use of enzymes to incorporate logic gates into therapeutic biomaterials. Biomaterial coatings or 3D constructs created using enzymatically active hydrogel particles will allow the materials to receive and process multiple biochemical signals (inputs) and enable specific therapeutic 'outputs' depending on the combination of inputs. The novel biomaterials with logic-based therapeutic activity will enable exquisitely tailored therapeutic responses depending on multiple biochemical signals in physiological cascades.

Coordinator

TECHNISCHE UNIVERSITEIT EINDHOVEN
Net EU contribution
€ 253 052,16
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
€ 0,00

Partners (1)

Partner

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

PRESIDENT AND FELLOWS OF HARVARD COLLEGE
United States
Net EU contribution
€ 0,00
Address
Massachusetts Avenue 1350
02138 Cambridge

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Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
Other funding
€ 165 265,92