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Magnetic nanoparticles for medical and biological diagnostics and devices

Project information

Grant agreement ID: G5RD-CT-2000-00375

  • Start date

    1 January 2001

  • End date

    31 December 2003

Funded under:

FP5-GROWTH

  • Overall budget:

    € 3 377 137

  • EU contribution

    € 2 394 000

Coordinated by:

UNIVERSITY OF GLASGOW

United Kingdom

Objective

To make & evaluate new types of magnetic nanoparticle of special shape & precise size with tailored surface chemistry & topography for biomedical purposes, especially the precise delivery of drugs by magnetic nanoparticles to the exact target tissue by application of external magnetic fields. This approach should reduce drug dosage, eliminate side effects & obtain faster action. The particles can also be used for histology, cell separation & blood purification. These particles are needed as those used until now show inadequate magnetic properties, biocompatibility & surface chemistry. The novelty is to remedy these defects by making super paramagnetic nanoparticles of various shape, appropriately functionalized, in one step in a continuous Segmented Flow Tubular Reactor. The project will deal with all aspects from particle production & surface functionalization to biological & clinical tests & will end with commercialization.

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Coordinator

UNIVERSITY OF GLASGOW

Address

Joseph Black Building, University Avenue
G12 8qq Glasgow

United Kingdom

Participants (6)

KAROLINSKA INSTITUTE

Sweden

LIQUIDS RESEARCH LIMITED

United Kingdom

MAX-PLANCK-GESELLSCHAFT ZUR FOERDERUNG DER WISSENSCHAFTEN E.V.

Germany

MICROMOD PARTIKELTECHNOLOGIE GMBH

Germany

ROYAL INSTITUTE OF TECHNOLOGY

Sweden

SWISS FEDERAL INSTITUTE OF TECHNOLOGY LAUSANNE

Switzerland

Project information

Grant agreement ID: G5RD-CT-2000-00375

  • Start date

    1 January 2001

  • End date

    31 December 2003

Funded under:

FP5-GROWTH

  • Overall budget:

    € 3 377 137

  • EU contribution

    € 2 394 000

Coordinated by:

UNIVERSITY OF GLASGOW

United Kingdom