Stories about Cancer treatment
Saving lives during cancer surgery by separating the good from the bad
Advances in real-time hyperspectral imaging gives neurosurgeons new precision when operating on the brain, improving patient outcomes
Interfacing biology with computer science
RNA-based algorithms can advance cellular computing and enable new biological solutions for healthcare and industrial biotechnology
Research projects about Cancer treatment
ABIOMATER focuses on the development of a new class of metamaterials. The innovative property of such metamaterials would be the possibility to be modified after fabrication by using magnetic fields. This could lead to significant improvements in current medical devices and implants.
Ribonets developed a set of synthetic RNA-based devices (biological algorithms). The synthetic RNA toolbox also knows as “RNAblueprint” will help advance cellular computing and facilitate a host of new biological solutions. These genetically customized solutions could have the potential to cure a host of genetic diseases deemed untreatable so far.
The HELICoiD project has developed a new method to discriminate between healthy and malignant tissues during surgeries. The approach is based on real-time hyperspectral images of the operated organ and on mathematical models determining how these change in the presence of cancer cells. The technique may lead to great improvements in the cancer treatment.
The AMECRYS project targets to boost medical advancement and efficiency in biopharmaceutical productions by revolutionising the Downstream Processing (DSP) operations in the manufacture of biopharmaceuticals. The idea is to achieve the separation and purification of therapeutic proteins with innovative membrane crystallization technology overcoming chromatography with all of its disadvantages as well as costs. The research activity is focused on the downstream processing of monoclonal antibodies (mAbs), one of the most important class of therapeutic proteins in modern medicine, which are used in a wide range of diseases including cancer, cardiovascular, autoimmune, and inflammation.