Academy of Finland
Funding decision
Name Urtti, Arto
Organisation HY
Project title Programmable Polyelectrolyte Nanocontainers for Cellular Drug Delivery (SmartDrug)
Decision No. 263567
Decision date 29.05.2012
Funding period 01.06.2012 - 30.04.2014
Funding 190 989
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Project description
Englanti: The purpose of this project is to optmise the intracellular drug trafficking by controlling the release of drugs from nanocontainers . Changes in pH and ionic strength within the cell's environment are used to control the appropriately timed and located drug release. This would be a significant step towards more targeted and specific drug administration. The research is performed as a collaboration between the physical chemistry group (led by prof. Kontturi) at Department of Chemistry, Aalto University and Centre of Drug Research (led by prof. Urtti) at University of Helsinki.