Chemistry

BioFluor: Intelligent Diagnostic Tools and Smart Drug Delivery: Biomedical Applications of Fluorinated Fluids

The unique properties of fluorocarbons have triggered numerous biomedical applications of these compounds. This project will focus on the preparation and use of fluorocarbon-based diagnostic agents. Design, synthesis, biomedical applications, and sustainability evaluations will be considered as key issues for the development of new interesting products. In particular, “ultraparamagnetic” nanoparticles based on liquid perfluorocarbon emulsions …

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ViChem: New mathematical molecular descriptors in drug design and risk assessment

ViChem investigates the mathematical side of chemistry to provide tools for discovery and analysis, in addition to integrating these within the new stream of e-science. In fact, the mission of this project is to find new opportunities for improving everyday life through scientific results. ViChem is sponsored by the Mario Negri Institute for Pharmacological Research. …

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REPACK: Sustainable packaging for fast moving consumers goods

The aim of REPACK – Sustainable Packaging for Fast Moving Consumer Good is to achieve a more sustainable packaging for Household Care Products. Procter & Gamble, a leading company in consumer goods, is the principal partner involved in this project. According to the company footprint concerning life cycle, packaging plays a crucial role in terms …

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Gecko vs Lotus: Super-Adhesive or Anti-adhesive Bio-inspired Nanomaterials

Several animals, such as insects, spiders and geckos have developed fascinating nano-architectures in order to maximize and control adhesion. Adhesion-prevention solutions are also suggested by nature: peculiar plant leaves, such as the famous lotus, are able to prevent insect adhesion, again thanks to nano-architectures, even if insects evolved in order to maximize adhesion. The replication …

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ACO2NE: Affordable CO2 Negative Emissions through gasification, ocean alkalinisation, and CO2 storage

The aim of the project is to achieve CO2 negative emissions in an affordable manner. CO2 concentration in the atmosphere is one of the important environmental problems of this era, as testified also by international treaties like the Paris agreement: the aim of the project is to take away CO2 from the atmosphere combining different …

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Haptichem: A Haptic-Enhanced Framework for Chemistry Teaching and Research

Currently, the approach in life science teaching makes a wide use of visual representations, especially when molecules are involved. Indeed, due to their size they represent an abstract knowledge that sometimes can be difficult for students to grasp. Visual perception is usually superior if compared to touch: first of all it is rapid, while touch …

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G-Neo Colloids: Development of novel guanidinoglycoside based nanoparticles and nanogels for an efficient delivery of unmodified therapeutics

Main purpose of the project has been the synthesis of a new nanogel based on a PEG-PEI copolymer decorated with a modified guanidino-glycoside compound. This nanogel should then offer the possibility to embody an antitumoral drug which did not need to undergo any previous chemical modification. The great strength of this nanogel is its ability …

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