Polymeric drug carriers

 

Polymeric micelles and vesicles (“polymersomes”) are intensely investigated towards applications in diagnostics and therapy. They are ideal carriers for hydrophobic and hydrophilic substances such as drugs, nanoparticles and proteins, which can be functionalized on their surface to attach proteins and sugar moieties for targeting. We investigate efficient loading and functionalization routes for applications in early diabetes diagnostics and photo therapy.

 

Recent topics:

 

Magnetophoretic vesicles

(JACS 2008)

 
Covalent attachment of vesicles to surfaces

(Langmuir 2010)

 
Virus-like drug-delivery route into cells  
ß-cell targeting

(EU-project VIBRANT)