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Marie Curie Research Training Network CARBIO

Multifunctional Carbon Nanotubes for Biomedical Applications

CARBIO contract number: MRTN-CT-2006-035616 | duration: 1 October 2006 - 30 September 2010


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The CARBIO partners apply a multidisciplinary approach to exploit the potential of multi-functional carbon nanotubes (CNT) for biomedical applications, in particular to act as magnetic nano-heaters, drug-carrier systems and sensors which allow a diagnostic and therapeutic usage on a cellular level. CNT with tailored functionalities (different filling, heat sensitive caps) will be synthesized and modified to become compatible to biological systems. Their chemical and physical properties will be studied in order to find mechanisms, which can be applied for a biomedical purpose in appropriate medical devices. Studies of their interaction with biological environments (immune response, toxicity, interaction with the single cell) will provide the basis for applying the CNT for imaging (nanoparticles-based contrast agents), sensoring (nanoparticles-based diagnostics) and cancer treatment (hyperthermia, nanotechnology-based targeted drug delivery). (cf presentation June 2007, Paris)


The CARBIO Partners during the Mid Term Review meeting in June 2008.
1st row from left: Anke Dürkoop, Anja Wolter, Brigitte Soula, Anna Marie Galibert, Emmanuel Flahaut, Arthur Taylor, Yulia Krupskaya, Carmen-Michaela Tilmaciu, Constanze Lamprecht, Elena Heister, Sara da Costa, Carla Tripisciano, Ewa Borowiak, Anna Steplewska, Vanessa Sanz Beltran, Vijay Anuganti
2nd row: Bob Sim, Ryszard Kalenczuk, Vera Neves, Rüdiger Klingeler, Petar Lukanov, Kamil Lipert, Matthias Lutz, Kai Krämer, Giuseppe Cirillo, Martin Sobik, Ferry Kienberger, Bennie ten Haken



The CARBIO Partners during the 5th Network meeting in February 2009.
1st row from left: Xuecheng Chen, Vijay Kumar Anuganti, Arthur Taylor, Martin Sobik, Elena Heister, Kamil Lipert, Petar Lukanov, Carla Tripsciano, Sara da Costa
2nd row from left: Kai Krämer, R. Ryszard Kalenczuk, Ewa Borowiak, Constanze Lamprecht, Carmen Tilmaciu, Vanessa Sanz Beltran, Aldrik Velders, Bob Sim, Anke Dürkoop
3rd row from left: Emmanuel Flahaut, Matthias Lutz, Johnjoe McFadden, Vera Neves, Rüdiger Klingeler, Francois Rossi



R. Klingeler

M. Malkoc

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(ESOF2010, students Marie Curie flyer, EURAXXESS, Marie Curie actions, Networks, CNT, Nanotoxicity, etc)

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