Therapeutic Nanosystems Area

This area will focus on the development and research of nanosystems which protect, transport and release drugs or therapeutic agents by a controlled method leading to an easier administration, being more selective and effective, and therefore less toxic.


The general research lines within this area are:

  • Study and develop combinations of new agents (enzymes, proteins, nucleic acids) and nanostructures with therapeutic properties.
  • Develop nanosystems that improve pharmokinetic, pharmodynamic and controlled release of therapeutic agents.
  • Identify nanosystem-based transfection methods for gene therapy.
  • Development of monitored treatments that combine therapeutic and imaging aspects, thus allowing the administration or effect of a treatment to be more easily followed by in vivo imaging (theranostics).