29 November 2017
Time: 3:00 - 4:00pm
Venue: David Sizer Lecture Theatre, Bancroft Building, Mile End Campus
Dr Patricia Horcajada of IMDEA Energy, Madrid, will be the next speaker in the Institute of Bioengineering Seminar Series with “Engineered-surface Metal-Organic framework nanoparticles for drug delivery”
Dr Horcajada writes: "The involvement of Metal-Organic Frameworks (MOFs) in biomedical applications is currently one of the hot topics in the emerging field of hybrid porous solids. In particular, nanometric MOFs (nan-MOFs) have recently attracted a great deal of attention owing to their large porosity and versatile composition, enabling to entrap remarkable loadings of a wide variety of challenging active molecules and progressive releases, together with imaging properties. However, prior to any practical use of nano MOFs, it is of a high societal relevance to investigate their biostability, toxicity and biodistribution."