Inhalable nanoparticles to the heart
Inhalable nanoparticles to the heart
Nanotechnology meets cardiology
Nanotechnology meets cardiology
A drug-delivery as simple as breathing
A drug-delivery as simple as breathing
Background
Our Goal
Consortium

THE BREATHING HEART

1. Nanoparticle production
Biocompatible and biodegradable nanoparticles can self-assemble and encapsulate drugs
2. Inhalation
Nanoparticles are transformed into an inhalable coarser dry powder that can reach the airways.
3. Crossing the pulmonary barrier
Nanoparticles can cross the alveolar-capillary barrier, rapidly reaching the heart
4. One target: the heart
The heart specificity is ensured thanks to chemical and magnetic guidance

THE CONSORTIUM

99
Research groups
99
SMEs
99
Pharma Company
99
Industries

A multidisciplinary team

CUPIDO multidisciplinary consortium gathers a heterogeneous array of expertise and pulls together cutting-edge research with pre-clinical experience and industrial manufacturing. Indeed the 12 CUPIDO partners can cover the complete chain that brings an idea into a feasible product and cover expertise in:

  • cardiovascular and nanotechnology research
  • bioengineering and molecular imaging
  • pulmonology and lung cell biology
  • in silico computational models
  • wearable electronics
  • drug delivery solutions
  • pharmaceutical products.
About

NEWS

Back to high school for one day
Back to high school for one day
November 22, 2018
Entering a high-school should have felt like a trip to the past for Maria Barandalla Sobrados, a postdoc working in CUPIDO. This time she was not there to attend lectures and pass exams but to share her experience as a researcher. Read on to discover her experience.
Nanomedicine to target the heart: the potential impact of CUPIDO
Nanomedicine to target the heart: the potential impact of CUPIDO
October 17, 2018
Nanomedicine, meaning the application of nanotechnology to the health sector, represents a promising approach for near future health care. So far, only very few attempts have been made to apply nanomedicine to cardiovascular disease - CUPIDO is working to fill that gap.
One year and a half of CUPIDO
One year and a half of CUPIDO
September 15, 2018
One year and a half passed since CUPIDO project has started - it's time to wrap up the main outcomes collected so far within the project.