Dr. Francisco Terán & Dr. Daniel Ortega
Funding : Ministerio de Economía y Competitividad. Programa Retos de la Sociedad 2013-2016. MAT2013-47395-C4-3-R
Duration: 2014 - 2017
NANOTER is a multidisciplinary project aiming to develop novel multifunctional nanostructures for biomedical applications, mainly cancertherapy. NANOTER involves three research groups from UAM (coordinators), URV and iMdea, whose main goal is the synthesis and validation of novel nanostructures that combine: (i) remotely activated generation of local heat by IR light or AC magnetic fields, (ii) intratumoral temperature monitoring through luminescent probes, and (iii) medical imaging. It is precisely the combination of these features in a single platform where the originality of NANOTER lies upon. These multifunctional nanostructures are intended to increase the efficacy
of thermal therapies against cancer by providing the means to control intratumoral heat exposure, which is one of the greatest challenges for using nanoparticle mediated hyperthermia in clinical settings.