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
Iowa State University scientists identify new lead in search for Parkinson’s cure
Recently published research from Iowa State University may hint at a new treatment for Parkinson’s disease.
In a paper published in the academic journal Nature Communications, ISU scientists … Read more
Profiles in Nanomedicine Research: Katie Bratlie, Iowa State University
"We try to take biomaterials, which are any materials that are going to be implanted into a patient, and use these materials to modify how the body responds..." Watch now
Mallapragada inducted into National Academy of Inventors
Nanovaccine Initiative member Surya Mallapragada of Iowa State has been named a fellow of the National Academy of Inventors, it was announced on December 13.
Mallapragada, Anson Marston … Read more