Our interdisciplinary team of scientists collaborates to develop nanovaccines and nanotherapeutics
No needles, no boosters: extended-release nanovaccines can be delivered by nasal inhaler rather than injection
Nanovaccines don't need refrigeration (polio campaign worker in India carrying styrofoam cooler for vaccine)
Nanotherapeutics use lower dosages than systemic drugs, allowing life-saving drugs to be used for young children
Nanovaccines can prevent respiratory infections such as influenza
Nanoparticles can deliver therapeutic agents across the blood-brain barrier to treat neural disorders such as Alzheimer's, Parkinson's, and traumatic brain injury
Our nanovaccine consortium is a diverse, interdisciplinary team (group photo at our May 2016 annual meeting)
Nanovaccines can prevent tropical diseases such as malaria and filariasis
For cancers, we are researching tumor-specific targets for nanotherapeutics
Veterinary nanovaccines delivered in feed can prevent viral diseases in farmed shrimp
Nanoparticles average only 300 nanometers in diameter, 1000 times smaller than the period at the end of a sentence.
Systems Design of Nanovaccines: Bedside to Bench and Back
We are taking a systems approach to vaccine development that is rooted in science and driven by first principles. This approach, which integrates nanotechnology, materials science, immunology, … Read more
Mangalam finds link between gut bacteria and multiple sclerosis
If asked to list problems that bad gut bacteria can cause, most would likely name digestive issues: constipation, excessive gas, or diarrhea.
Researchers are now saying bad gut bacteria—or an … Read more
Profiles in Nanomedicine Research: Raffaele Vardavas, RAND Corp.
"We use survey data to parameterize and inform agent-based models. We also use epidemiological data to then calibrate and validate these models to make sure that they can reproduce..." Watch now
SwRI awarded $3.4 million contract for Ebola drugs research
Southwest Research Institute (SwRI) announced a one-year, $3.4 million contract award from the Defense Threat Reduction Agency (DTRA) to combine two available medications and test the resulting … Read more