UCNANOMAT4IPACT

Novel Upconversion Nanomaterials for Inorganic Photoactivated Chemotherapy

 Coordinatore ASOCIACION CENTRO DE INVESTIGACION COOPERATIVA EN BIOMATERIALES 

 Organization address address: PASEO MIRAMON PARQUE TECNOLOGICO DE SAN SEBASTIAN EDIFICIO EMPRESARIAL C 182
city: SAN SEBASTIAN
postcode: 20009

contact info
Titolo: Mr.
Nome: Alfonso
Cognome: Egaña
Email: send email
Telefono: 34943005300
Fax: 34943005301

 Nazionalità Coordinatore Spain [ES]
 Totale costo 100˙000 €
 EC contributo 100˙000 €
 Programma FP7-PEOPLE
Specific programme "People" implementing the Seventh Framework Programme of the European Community for research, technological development and demonstration activities (2007 to 2013)
 Code Call FP7-PEOPLE-2012-CIG
 Funding Scheme MC-CIG
 Anno di inizio 2013
 Periodo (anno-mese-giorno) 2013-01-15   -   2017-01-14

 Partecipanti

# participant  country  role  EC contrib. [€] 
1    ASOCIACION CENTRO DE INVESTIGACION COOPERATIVA EN BIOMATERIALES

 Organization address address: PASEO MIRAMON PARQUE TECNOLOGICO DE SAN SEBASTIAN EDIFICIO EMPRESARIAL C 182
city: SAN SEBASTIAN
postcode: 20009

contact info
Titolo: Mr.
Nome: Alfonso
Cognome: Egaña
Email: send email
Telefono: 34943005300
Fax: 34943005301

ES (SAN SEBASTIAN) coordinator 100˙000.00

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phototherapy    optical    photoactive    nir    ucnps    photochemical    magnetic    luminescence    promising    complexes    agents    anticancer    biological    metal    cancer    light    imaging    upconverted    nanomaterials    compounds   

 Obiettivo del progetto (Objective)

'Upconversion nanoparticles (UCNPs) have outstanding optical and magnetic properties, which make them extremely suited for application in cancer phototherapy and imaging. They efficiently convert low energy near infrared (NIR) light to higher energies in the visible. The so-generated upconverted luminescence can be exploited to photoactive anticancer metal complexes, a promising class of compounds studied as novel photochemotherapy agents. UCNP-mediated NIR activation will allow overcoming metal complexes’ light absorption limitations, simultaneously achieving considerably higher tissue penetration and preserving photochemical reactivity. Indeed, the rich photochemistry of metal complexes can result in unique cell killing modes, critically important in the development of novel anticancer prodrugs. The project aims at investigating the use of UCNPs in the photoactivation of promising anticancer metal complexes, and more specifically at developing new nanomaterials where these two components are integrated to give a superior prodrug. Anchoring photoactive anticancer coordination compounds on UCNPs can produce materials with optimal photophysical and photochemical properties for chemotherapy. Moreover, the chemical versatility of UCNPs offers opportunity for functionalization with biological vectors, which improve biocompatibility, targeting and selectivity features of these integrated nanomaterials in cells and tissues. Remarkably, UCNPs are also excellent new candidates for multimodal (optical/MRI/PET) bioimaging. Their upconverted luminescence, magnetic resonance relaxivity and radioactivity (ease of 18F-labeling) will serve to visualize fundamental biological events with high spatial resolution, which are key to study the photoactive nanomaterials’ anticancer action as well as for their medical use. All such features combined together have the potential to deliver innovative therapeutic and imaging agents for cancer phototherapy.'

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