The Nanoparticle Design and Pharmacodynamics group focuses on the synthesis, characterisation and applications of inorganic nanoparticle engineering in the field of medicine. The group’s aim is to design nanoparticles that can interact with biological systems in a specific way. The group is headed up by Professor Víctor Puntes, ICREA (Catalan Institution for Research and Advanced Studies) Research Professor.
With special interest in the production of fundamental and applied research, the group is working on designing nanoparticles with applications in the field of medicine. At the same time, the research they are conducting places special emphasis on safety, viability, extension, applicability, and other aspects related to nanoparticle engineering.
As a large part of this research demands a high degree of multidisciplinary expertise, the team has different collaboration links with biologists, immunologists, oncologists, physicists, environmentalists and others, across Europe and in the USA. The group’s work has resulted in various patents in the field of medicine and biotechnology, as well as the creation of different spin offs such as Nanotargeting and Applied Nanoparticles.