Detall

25
nov
Seminari «Mesoporous silica nanoparticles as pharmacological nanocarriers»

Dates:

25-11-2019

Horari:

12:00

Organitza:

Institut de Nanociència i Nanotecnologia

Lloc:

Aula Magna "Enric Casassas"

Conferenciant: Prof. María Vallet Regí, UCM-CIBER-BBN, Madrid

Resum: Our bones can suffer different diseases such as cancer, osteoporosis or infections. Research offers a possibility to treat them and in this sense, mesoporous silica nanoparticles (NP’s) are potential therapeutic solvers. In these NP’s there is the possibility to introduce antitumoral drugs to attack cancer cells or to load them with biomolecules against osteoporosis or antibiotics for infections. Moreover, in order to control the timing of release, smart nanolids or polymer-based covers can be used. There is also the possibility to selectively direct them to their aim, by chemically modifying their surface. So, by using UV radiation, ultrasounds, heat or magnetic stimuli, you can trigger them and download the drug they are carrying in an exact place and moment.

These kind of NP’s are versatile, since offer many approaches to treat different kind of diseases in a selective, directed and localized way.