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Multi-User Equipment approved in grant 17/17844-8: thermal analyzer - TG/DTA model sta 2500 TG/DTA room temperature to 1100 °c

Grant number: 19/08582-5
Support Opportunities:Multi-user Equipment Program
Duration: June 01, 2019 - May 31, 2026
Field of knowledge:Biological Sciences - Immunology - Applied Immunology
Principal Investigator:Tereza da Silva Martins
Grantee:Tereza da Silva Martins
Host Institution: Instituto de Ciências Ambientais, Químicas e Farmacêuticas (ICAQF). Universidade Federal de São Paulo (UNIFESP). Campus Diadema. Diadema , SP, Brazil
Associated research grant:17/17844-8 - Nanostructured silica as a protective vehicle for vaccines and biomolecules, AP.TEM
As informações de acesso ao Equipamento Multiusuário são de responsabilidade do Pesquisador responsável
EMU web page: Página do Equipamento Multiusuário não informada
Type of equipment:Caracterização de Materiais - Propriedades Físicas - Térmicas (calorimetria)
Manufacturer: Fabricante não informado
Model: Modelo não informado


Research work on vaccines, specially administer by oral route, has been successfully developed through cooperation among Butantan Institute and Institute of Physics of the University of São Paulo, and a national pharmaceutical industry, the Cristália Laboratory. This partnership is a project of public-private responsibility, due to the characteristics of its open joint research processes and the assignment of a patent for national use, without burden to Brazil. Pioneer previous studies gave rise to an innovative scientific and technological approach, which needs to be expanded for use in poly-vaccines and new biomolecules. These studies are based on the use of nanostructured silica as adjuvant /vehicle to be made available to the society, aiming higher effectiveness to the existing products on the market and lower cost. The present multidisciplinary project purposes to synthesize, characterize and determine the efficacy of distinct nanostructured silicas with different pore structures and morphologies for the development of Diphtheria, Tetanus (DT) and Hepatitis B vaccines for oral and / or parenteral administration and also to decrease the toxicity of venoms and toxins, as already verified in preliminary studies. Vaccine product analyzes contemplate the possibility of decreased protein concentrations, reduction in the number of doses, and reevaluations over dose intervals in correlation with the induction of effective immunological memory. Preliminary studies indicate that SBA-15 makes it possible to reduce the toxicity of bacterial exotoxins and here this characteristic will be studied including venoms and toxins from snakes and spiders. In addition, silicas will be used as a protective vehicle in order to favor the effect of Crotoxin (CTX) on the control of chronic pain, its interference on the immune and inflammatory responses induced by Experimental Autoimmune Encephalomyelitis (EAE), and neuropathy models as Peripheral nerve injury (PSNL). (AU)

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(References retrieved automatically from Web of Science and SciELO through information on FAPESP grants and their corresponding numbers as mentioned in the publications by the authors)
HIGUCHI, CELIO TAKASHI; SALES, CAROLINE CIANGA; ANDREO-FILHO, NEWTON; MARTINS, TEREZA SILVA; FERRAZ, HELENA ONISHI; SANTOS, YASMIN ROSA; LOPES, PATRICIA SANTOS; GRICE, JEFFREY ERNEST; BENSON, HEATHER ANN ELIZABETH; LEITE-SILVA, VANIA RODRIGUES. Development of a Nanotechnology Matrix-Based Citronella Oil Insect Repellent to Obtain a Prolonged Effect and Evaluation of the Safety and Efficacy. LIFE-BASEL, v. 13, n. 1, p. 20-pg., . (19/08582-5, 16/25009-9)
DONADON, LARISSA GABRIELLA FUSCO; SALATA, GIOVANNA CASSONE; GONCALVES, THALITA PEDRALINO; MATOS, LISA DE CARVALHO; EVANGELISTA, MARIA CLARA PAIVA; DA SILVA, NICOLE SAMPAIO; MARTINS, TEREZA SILVA; MACHADO-NETO, JOAO AGOSTINHO; LOPES, LUCIANA BIAGINI; GARCIA, MARIA TERESA JUNQUEIRA. Monoolein-based nanodispersions for cutaneous co-delivery of methylene blue and metformin: Thermal and structural characterization and effects on the cutaneous barrier, skin penetration and cytotoxicity. International Journal of Pharmaceutics, v. 633, p. 18-pg., . (17/18239-0, 18/13877-1, 17/17844-8, 19/08582-5, 19/26048-6)
LOSITO, DANILO W.; LOPES, PATRICIA S.; UEOKA, ANDREZA R.; FANTINI, MARCIA C. A.; OSELIERO FILHO, PEDRO LEONIDAS; ANDREO-FILHO, NEWTON; MARTINS, TEREZA S.. Biocomposites based on SBA-15 and papain: Characterization, enzymatic activity and cytotoxicity evaluation. Microporous and Mesoporous Materials, v. 325, . (19/12301-1, 17/26618-1, 17/17844-8, 16/22916-5, 20/13204-7, 19/08582-5)

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