Multifunctional nanoparticles for specific non-invasive early diagnostics and treatment of cancer

Project facts

Project promoter:
Vilniaus Universitetas
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Final project cost:
From Norway Grants:
€ 213,140

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The purpose of the Project is to carry out research on multifunctional nanoparticles and develop a method for early diagnosis and treatment of cancer at the Vilnius University, with the overall objective of advancing the fundamental research on cancer treatment in Lithuania. Reference is made to the application, dated 20 August 2007 and to correspondence with the Focal Point dated 23 October 2007, 12 November and 19 December 2007. The completed Project shall include the following activities and results: • Modification of nanoparticles for the application in vivo; • Research on photophysical and photochemical characteristics of nanoparticles related to diagnostics and photosensitization; • Research on accumulation, citotoxicity and phototoxicity of developed nanoparticles in the model environment (cell cultures); • Research on pharmacokinetics, citotoxicity and phototoxicity of developed nanoparticles in experimental animals; • Development of pilot prototype equipment for diagnostics and treatment; • Preparation of recommendations for early cancer diagnostics and therapy based on nanoparticles; • Management and dissemination activities. The Project Promoter is the Biophotonics Group in the Department of Quantum Electronics of the Faculty of Physics at the Vilnius University. The Project shall be implemented in partnership with the Institute of Oncology of the Vilnius University. The Focal Point shall ensure that the Project Promoter provides at least 15 percent of the estimated eligible project costs.