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Immune activity Mapping of Carbon Nanomaterials

Objective

"The CARBO-IMmap project involves key players in Europe, US, Qatar and China with the aim to advance the field of carbon nanomaterial development and their exploitation biomedical applications. The long-range goal of Carbo-IMmap is to develop a functional pipeline for the immune-characterization of carbon nanomaterials, for the qualitative and quantitative assessment in vitro and ex vivo of the human immune compatibility and immune activity of newly developed carbon materials.
The project aims to: 1) design and synthetize a panel of 5 types of highly stable and water-soluble nanomaterials, characterized by finely tuned properties by controlling their size and composition, and to obtain these nanomaterials in large amounts with nearly identical size and shape and degree of functionalization; 2) achieve a quantitative understanding of the immune activity (stimulation/ anergy/ suppression) of the selected materials upon the 5 subpopulations of the immune blood cells; 3) correlate the physicochemical properties (size and chemical functionalization) of the nanomaterials with their immune properties; 4) establish a consolidated network between leading EU and extra-EU institutes to provide a stimulating international environment for talented young researchers; 5) advance the level of R&D in participant countries and foster technology transfer and dissemination; 6) raise the awareness of the general public on the prospects of carbon nanomaterials in future biomedical applications. Scientists will be formed by ""training by research"" stays at host labs, leading to an interdisciplinary and international formation.
Funding of this program will enable long-term, transformative research collaborations that will contribute to the integration and collaboration of research groups of 4 European Countries (Germany, Italy, France and Spain) and 3 key non-EU Countries: USA, China and Qatar."

Coordinator

UNIVERSITA DEGLI STUDI DI TRIESTE
Net EU contribution
€ 378 000,00
Address
Piazzale Europa 1
34127 Trieste
Italy

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Region
Nord-Est Friuli-Venezia Giulia Trieste
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
Other funding
€ 49 500,00

Participants (4)

CENTRE NATIONAL DE LA RECHERCHE SCIENTIFIQUE CNRS
France
Net EU contribution
€ 148 500,00
Address
Rue Michel Ange 3
75794 Paris

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Region
Ile-de-France Ile-de-France Paris
Activity type
Research Organisations
Other funding
€ 54 000,00
ASOCIACION CENTRO DE INVESTIGACION COOPERATIVA EN BIOMATERIALES- CIC biomaGUNE
Spain
Net EU contribution
€ 108 000,00
Address
Paseo Miramon 182, Parque Tecnologico De San Sebastian Edificio Empresarial C
20009 San Sebastian

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Region
Noreste País Vasco Gipuzkoa
Activity type
Research Organisations
Other funding
€ 0,00
TECHNISCHE UNIVERSITAET DRESDEN
Germany
Net EU contribution
€ 162 000,00
Address
Helmholtzstrasse 10
01069 Dresden

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Region
Sachsen Dresden Dresden, Kreisfreie Stadt
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
Other funding
€ 67 500,00
UNIVERSITA DEGLI STUDI DI SASSARI

Participation ended

Italy
Net EU contribution
€ 0,00
Address
Piazza Universita 21
07100 Sassari
Region
Isole Sardegna Sassari
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
Other funding
€ 0,00

Partners (3)

Partner

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

SIDRA MEDICAL AND RESEARCH CENTER
Qatar
Net EU contribution
€ 0,00
Other funding
€ 9 000,00
Partner

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

WILLIAM MARSH RICE UNIVERSITY
United States
Net EU contribution
€ 0,00
Address
Main Street 6100
77005 Houston Texas

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Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
Other funding
€ 40 500,00
Partner

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

SHANGHAI JIAO TONG UNIVERSITY
China
Net EU contribution
€ 0,00
Address
Huashan Road 1954
200030 Shanghai

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Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
Other funding
€ 121 500,00