Successful research and development in nanomedicine requires the interaction of a multitude of disciplines, including material science and engineering, cellular biology, and clinical translational research.

Center for Nanomedicine and Cellular Delivery Research

The Bio- and Nano-technology Center brings several key areas of research related to nanotechnology and drug delivery, and their translation into clinical research, to one platform, with exciting new emerging directions that are developing rapidly through involvement of multidisciplinary research teams:

Nanofabrication and Characterization

  • Nanotubes
  • Nanoparticles
  • Nanocomposites
  • Colloids
  • Polymers

Delivery of Bioactive Agents

  • Targeted delivery to solid tumors
  • Targeting tumor angiogenesis
  • Drug delivery with microfabricated devices
  • Recombinant polymers for cancer gene therapy
  • Dendrimers for oral drug delivery
  • Delivery of radionuclides and contrast agents

Pharmacokinetics, Transport, and Subcellular Fate

  • Biopharmaceutics and pharmacokinetics
  • Transport across epithelial barriers
  • Transport across the blood-brain barrier
  • Mucosal biology research
  • Membrane transporters
  • Cell proliferation, growth regulation, and apoptosis

Translational Research

  • Preclinical studies
  • Diagnostic radiology
  • Clinical trials

Computer-Assisted Drug Design

Formulation and Drug Development