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Design and synthesis of hybrid mesoporous materials as "smart" system for anticancer drug delivery

Grant number: 15/06671-0
Support Opportunities:Scholarships abroad - Research Internship - Post-doctor
Effective date (Start): September 01, 2015
Effective date (End): August 31, 2016
Field of knowledge:Physical Sciences and Mathematics - Physics - Condensed Matter Physics
Principal Investigator:Osvaldo Novais de Oliveira Junior
Grantee:Heveline Dal Magro Follmann
Supervisor: Tewodros Asefa
Host Institution: Instituto de Física de São Carlos (IFSC). Universidade de São Paulo (USP). São Carlos , SP, Brazil
Research place: Rutgers The State University of New Jersey, New Brunswick, United States  
Associated to the scholarship:14/03511-9 - Nanostructured films of (lactated-TMC)/(CS) obtained with distinct LbL deposition methods, BP.PD


In this research project the synthesis DLP/KCC-1 nanomaterials for delivery of anticancer drugs is intended. These nanomaterials will consist of nanosized, corrugated nanoporous silica nanoparticles with rough, "virus-like" topography, whose surfaces are functionalized with pH-responsive and DLPs. Due to their rough surface morphology, these nanoparticles are expected to enter cells effectively to deliver drugs "on demand". The resulting nanoparticles will be expected to have high drug adsorption capacity as well. They will be easily tailorable to host specific types of guest molecules with modification of their pore size, geometry and surface functional groups. The ability of the nanoparticles to: a) adsorb and release the drug to cancer cells and b) show anti-tumor activity in vitro will then be investigated. (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)
FOLLMANN, HEVELINE D. M.; OLIVEIRA, JR., OSVALDO N.; LAZARIN-BIDOIA, DANIELLE; NAKAMURA, CELSO V.; HUANG, XIAOXI; ASEFA, TEWODROS; SILVA, RAFAEL. Multifunctional hybrid aerogels: hyperbranched polymer-trapped mesoporous silica nanoparticles for sustained and prolonged drug release. NANOSCALE, v. 10, n. 4, p. 1704-1715, . (13/14262-7, 15/06671-0, 14/03511-9)
FOLLMANN, HEVELINE D. M.; NAVES, ALLINY F.; ARAUJO, RAFAEL A.; DUBOVOY, VIKTOR; HUANG, XIAOXI; ASEFA, TEWODROS; SILVA, RAFAEL; OLIVEIRA, JR., OSVALDO N.. Hybrid Materials and Nanocomposites as Multifunctional Biomaterials. CURRENT PHARMACEUTICAL DESIGN, v. 23, n. 26, p. 3794-3813, . (13/14262-7, 15/06671-0, 14/03511-9)

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