Our lab’s vision
Our vision at The Lab for Cancer Drug Delivery & Cell Based Technologies is to exploit biological and engineering knowledge and expertise to design novel medical solutions by means of drug-delivery, cell-based and cell-free therapies, and biomedical and tissue engineering. In recent years the lab has focused on 4 main areas: I) Cell-based therapy for treating cancer and diabetes; II) Drug delivery systems for treating cancer and HIV/AIDS; III) Cancer gene therapy; and IV) Cardiovascular tissue engineering. Overall, our contribution to these fields has been widely recognized and reported in reputable scientific journals. Our work was cited over 1,600 times having an H-Index of 22 (Google Scholar). Along with our five published patents, our work provides materials, knowledge and techniques that can largely impact the medical world and better the human condition.
A natural tumor targeting platform
Micro and nano drug delivery systems for cancer and HIV therapy
Delivery of nucleic acids to cells and tissues using non viral technologies
Developing platforms for cardiovascular regenerative medicine
Microencapsulation of living cells in a biocompatible and semi-permeable polymeric membrane