Diagnostic Nanomedicine

Diagnostic Nanomedicine uses nanodevices or nanocarriers to allow a selective and specific detection of pathological hallmarks.

At the cutting edge of technology, their role is increasing in the prevention and early detection of pathologies as Alzheimer, Parkinson and many other brain disorders and types of cancers, promising the incresing of the patients' life expectancy.

UniMORE main fields of research

1. Sensoring for monitoring hallmarks or signals, detection of circulating drugs and inflammatory biomarkers

  • Biosensor and bioelectronics
  • Implantable nanobiosensors

2. Contrast Agents and Imaging

  • Polymeric nanomedicines for theranostic aim
  • Metal complexes or magnetite nanoparticles
  • Magnetic nanosystems for PET and imaging
  • 2-photon microscopy
  • Inorganic nanomaterials

3. Models, Interaction and Data Detection

  • Microfluidic chip as model for liver vascular cellular structure
  • Simulation of biomatrix/biomaterials interaction
  • Reverse-Phase Protein-Array and Phospho-Flow cytometry for detection
  • Membrane-models for nano-interaction evalutation
  • Data fusion for biomarkers individuation

4. Nanodevice for direct action in site of action or within production

  • Nanodevices for nerve stimulation or drug release
  • Nanopatterning for biomedical purposes

5. Testing

  • Inflammatory models
  • Central Nervous System
  • Oncology and Haematology
  • Rare Diseases.