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January 6th, 2009
A donation of approximately 3.75 million euro will enable a new centre for pharmaceutical nanotechnology and nanotoxicology to be established at the University of Copenhagen's (Denmark) Faculty of Pharmaceutical Sciences. The donation came from the Danish Council for Strategic Research and was awarded to Moein Moghimi, Professor of Biopharmacy and Nanomedicine in the Department of Pharmaceutics and Analytical Chemistry, and his colleagues. Moghimi will act as the Director of the centre.
Developing a wide spectrum of promising nanoscale materials, either in their own right or as a component of multifunctional platforms, is beginning to have a paradigm-shifting impact in medicine. These materials are changing the foundations of disease diagnosis, monitoring and treatment, and turning molecular discoveries into benefits for patients. Research into delivery and targeting of pharmaceutical, therapeutic and diagnostic agents via intravenous and interstitial routes of administration with particulate drug carriers and nanoconstructs is at the forefront of projects in nanomedicine, but the biological performance of such delivery systems still requires optimization.
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