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Novel nanoparticles for drug delivery to the skin

Project information

Grant agreement ID: 289454

Status

Closed project

  • Start date

    1 November 2011

  • End date

    31 October 2015

Funded under:

FP7-PEOPLE

  • Overall budget:

    € 3 752 752,62

  • EU contribution

    € 3 752 752,62

Coordinated by:

QUEEN MARY UNIVERSITY OF LONDON

United Kingdom

Objective

The aim of the NANODRUG Network is to contribute to the defragmentation of the emerging field of nanomedicine by providing a unique training programme that will cover all different aspects ranging from NP synthesis and characterisation, drug delivery, molecular biology to nanotoxicology, preclinical studies, risk assessment and nanotechnology policy making. The NANODRUG training program is far superior to any training that individual partners can provide and will equip researchers with innovative and creative skills and enhance their career prospects in the public and private sectors. The scientific aim of this research training network is to develop and characterise a selected set of novel intelligent nanomaterials and to study their suitability as novel drug delivery systems targeting inflammatory skin diseases. The development and use of the NP described in this project aims to overcome the current difficulties that limit the applications of NP to skin drug delivery. The unique physico-chemical properties of these novel NP such as ultra small size, large surface to mass ratio, high reactivity and the capability to tailor them to applications will ensure that when complexed with drugs the pharmacokinetics and therapeutic index of the delivery systems can be significantly improved compared to the free molecules and the capability to pass the SC of the skin greatly enhanced. This project brings together 6 academic groups and 2 industrial teams as full partners, complemented by 3 associate partners, one of which is an industrial team, distributed over a total of 6 EU member states and 1 non-ICPC country. The consortium brings together groups with a very interdisciplinary expertise ranging from polymer synthesis and characterisation, computational modelling and physicochemical characterisation of materials to bioavailability, NP formulation, drug distribution and nanotoxicity, genetics, drug delivery and clinical dermatology.

Coordinator

QUEEN MARY UNIVERSITY OF LONDON

Address

327 Mile End Road
E1 4ns London

United Kingdom

Activity type

Higher or Secondary Education Establishments

EU Contribution

€ 1 136 970,90

Administrative Contact

Marina Resmini (Dr.)

Participants (7)

CENTRE NATIONAL DE LA RECHERCHE SCIENTIFIQUE CNRS

France

EU Contribution

€ 570 952,70

SANOFI-AVENTIS RECHERCHE & DEVELOPPEMENT

France

EU Contribution

€ 497 985,60

UNIVERSITAET INNSBRUCK

Austria

EU Contribution

€ 269 690,80

CRANFIELD UNIVERSITY

United Kingdom

EU Contribution

€ 293 458,71

CENTRO DE NEUROCIENCIAS E BIOLOGIACELULAR ASSOCIACAO

Portugal

EU Contribution

€ 471 627,60

MJR PHARMJET GMBH

Germany

EU Contribution

€ 254 614,41

UNIVERSITE CATHOLIQUE DE LOUVAIN

Belgium

EU Contribution

€ 257 451,90

Project information

Grant agreement ID: 289454

Status

Closed project

  • Start date

    1 November 2011

  • End date

    31 October 2015

Funded under:

FP7-PEOPLE

  • Overall budget:

    € 3 752 752,62

  • EU contribution

    € 3 752 752,62

Coordinated by:

QUEEN MARY UNIVERSITY OF LONDON

United Kingdom