How to deliver drugs only where are needed and reduce side effects

Last updated 18th Aug 2020
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A pinboard by Valentina Francia

Scientist in Nanomedicine/Gene Therapy/Molecular Biology. Passionate about open-science & outreach


Nanomedicines are tiny capsules that can entrap drugs, preventing them from going everywhere in the body and reducing their side effects. I investigate how to make better nanomedicines that can target ONLY a specific location in the body.

Many drugs are designed to go everywhere in the body: in this way, they can reach the desired target (i.e. the brain when we take painkillers; the stomach when we take antiacids) and exert their ef...