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Multi-User Equipment approved in grant 208/13877-1: equipment for high performance liquid chromatography (HPLC)

Grant number: 19/21910-1
Support type:Multi-user Equipment Program
Duration: November 01, 2019 - October 31, 2026
Field of knowledge:Health Sciences - Pharmacy - Pharmaceutical Technology
Principal researcher:Luciana Biagini Lopes
Grantee:Luciana Biagini Lopes
Home Institution: Instituto de Ciências Biomédicas (ICB). Universidade de São Paulo (USP). São Paulo , SP, Brazil
Associated research grant:18/13877-1 - Nanocarriers for localized treatment and chemoprevention of breast tumors, AP.JP2
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 - Análises Químicas - Cromatrografia líquida
Manufacturer: Fabricante não informado
Model: Modelo não informado


Considering the high incidence of breast tumors and the lack of strategies for local management of non-invasive cases, as well as effective, safe and well-accepted chemoprevention alternatives for high-risk population, we propose the development of nanotechnology-based strategies to fill this gap. To increase treatment efficacy, we propose to co-encapsulate combinations of cytotoxic, cicloxigenase-2 inhibitors and anti-proliferative agents, which may potentiate each other effects due to interference with multiple signaling pathways. We will develop nanocarriers for the intraductal, topical and subcutaneous routes, aiming local application to the breast tissue. Nanoemulsions, polyelectrolyte nanoparticles, nanodispersions and microemulsions will be developed, and their diameter, zeta potential, rheological, bioadhesive and swelling properties will be characterized. Subsequently, we will study the influence of composition on skin permeability, skin penetration and percutaneous delivery, irritation potential, formulation residence and drug delivery in the mammary tissue. The influence of nanoencapsulation and association of drugs on cytotoxicity and anti-proliferative effects, as well as selective effects of drugs and formulations against cancer cells will be assessed in 2D cultures and 3D multicellular spheroids. Results from these studies will enable selection of formulations for assessment of in vivo efficacy in models of breast cancer. (AU)

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