Recent conference at the College de France (in French)

A review on hyaluronic acid for anticancer drug and nucleic acid delivery in ADDR

science2015-12-04 - Hyaluronic acid (HA) is widely used in anticancer drug delivery, since it is biocompatible,biodegradable, non-toxic, and non-immunogenic; moreover, HA receptors are overexpressed on many tumor cells. Exploiting this ligand-receptor interaction, the use of HA is now a rapidly-growing platform for targeting CD44-overexpressing cells, to improve anticancer therapies. Together with colleagues from the University of Turin, we have reviewed the rationale underlying approaches, chemical strategies, and recent advances in the use of HA to design drug carriers for delivering anticancer agents. Comprehensive descriptions are given of HA-based drug conjugates, particulate carriers (micelles, liposomes, nanoparticles, microparticles), inorganic nanostructures, and hydrogels, with particular emphasis on reports of preclinical/clinical results. find more.

Walhan Alshaer presented today his thesis on liposome-bearing anti-CD44 aptamers for siRNA delivery to tumor cells

img_1245.jpg2016-03-21 - Walhan Alshaer from my group presented a thesis where his demonstrated to capability of liposomes to both load siRNA and be surface modified by an aptamer designed to target the CD44 receptor. Both in vitro and in vivo liposomes were able to deliver efficiently siRNA triggering the exctinction of luciferase expressed by breast cancer cells.

25-28 September, 2016 – Antibes-Juan-les-Pins, France – 4th congress on Innovation In Drug Delivery

flyer image2016-02-05 - The fourth edition of the Conference on Innovation in Drug Delivery will be organized jointly by ADRITELF and APGI in Antibes-Juan-les-Pins (France) from 25 to 28 September, 2016. The symposium topic will be “Site-Specific Drug Delivery”. It will consist in plenary and invited lectures as well as short oral presentations. The conference will also host an industrial exhibition as well as technical presentations, offered to the sponsors who would like to introduce their technology/methodology by an oral presentation. A possibility of poster presentation will be given to all participants. If you want to submit an abstract for technical, oral or poster presentations. Abstract submission deadline has moved to April 4, 2016. Web site of the conference is Website of APGI: