The short-term aim of this project will be to develop novel multicomponent nanotechnologies for targeted drug delivery using recent synthetic advances in hydrogel and nanoparticle synthesis. Through combining and chemically ‘tailoring’ both the supramolecular matrix and the nanoparticles encapsulated within it, we aim to overcome many of the issues faced by drug delivery systems (e.g. site specific targeting, bioavailability, biocompatibility, biodegradability and immunogenicity). The long-term aim of this project will be to develop the concept of nanoparticles embedded within supramolecular matrices towards a platform technology for the biological interface by developing bio-sensing and tissue engineering aspects.
|Effective start/end date||2/01/12 → 1/06/12|