The course aims at providing the basis to understand the use of different kinds of nanomaterials (e.g. lipid and peptide based, inorganic and polymeric) for the diagnosis, prevention and treatment of diseases. The production of the nanomaterials, their characterization in terms of physicochemical properties and morphology, the formulation issues, the potential toxicity, and the effect of nanocarriers on biodistribution and efficacy of active substances will be discussed. Moreover, regulatory aspects will be treated.
Expected learning outcomes
At the end of the course, the student will have acquired knowledge and methods to face the development and the evaluation of nanotechnology based medicinal products, which are destined to provide new and innovative therapeutic solutions to address unmet needs in the near future. Students will also be able to outline the relevant regulatory aspects.
Lesson period: First semester
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