Stories about Drugs
Next-generation drug targeting using natural extracellular vesicles
Utilising a cell’s own molecular delivery system could enable specific biomedical treatments
The drug, the test and the chip
An innovative approach for drugs development could make animal testing obsolete
Research projects about Drugs
The goal of EVOPROG is to design a machine capable of producing new biomolecules. The machine is based on the use of viruses, which modify the DNA of bacteria and make them produce the desired molecules. If successful, EVOPROG could significantly accelerate the development of new drugs and antibiotics.
VES4US wants to develop a radically new platform for the efficient production and functionalisation of extracellular vesicles, for the exploitation of the results in the fields of nanomedicine, cosmetics and nutraceutics. This will be accomplished by loading with specific cargoes directly in isolated extracellular vesicles or by the modulation of producer cells.