Testimonial I was happy to have accelopment as a precious advisor and partner organisation from the early stage of the grant proposal writing to the daily management routine of the research grant.
Dr. Marco Monopoli
NanoCarb Project Coordinator,
Royal College of Surgeons, Ireland

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NanoCarb

Glyco-Nanoparticles for Applications in Advanced Nanomedicine

The advance of nanomedicine requires the development of novel materials with tailored properties, controlled circulation, optimal targeting and therapeutic efficacy after administration. Nanomaterials engineered with glycans offer multiple possibilities for nanomedicine as these biomolecules when arranged on a nanomaterial surface display strong binding to specific receptors while at the same time the glyco coating can restrict unspecific interactions with proteins, helping to avoid the mononuclear phagocyte system and improved biocompatibility in vivo.
The NanoCarb Network will develop novel and well-characterised nanomaterials with synthetic and native N-glycans that will be used for therapeutics and guide development of new drug delivery applications.
The project will train early stage researchers at the interface of nanotechnology and glycosciences, with the overall goal of achieving a new generation of professionals in nanomedicine for a prospective career in both academia and industry.
To achieve this goal a multidisciplinary consortium has been created including universities, research centres and SMEs with broad expertise ranging from nanotechnology, carbohydrate chemistry, glycoprofiling and in vitro – in vivo screening specialists. An ambitious training plan will be implemented including courses, outreach activities, participation in seminar, and workshops for the development of scientific and transferable skills.

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Royal College of Surgeons in Ireland, IE

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Project




AreaMaterials
ProgrammeSME instrument phase 2
Duration01.02.2018 - 31.01.2020
Budget1.5 million euro
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Training



We are happy to share our experience through transferable skills online training courses for ESRs in ongoing MSCA-ITNs. Pick and choose from six interactive, hands-on modules.

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Team



By helping researchers and companies focus on their innovations, we contribute to addressing a wide range of global challenges. This alone makes our work rewarding and exciting.

Marco Cavallaro
Research & Innovation Project Manager