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

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Research groups
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SMEs
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Pharma Company
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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.
CUPIDO’s videos

NEWS

Modelling perfusion in the human heart
Modelling perfusion in the human heart
November 17, 2019
Heart tissue is perfused by thousands of very small arteries and capillaries branching off the coronary arteries. Obtaining truthful representations of the exact geometries of the perfusion ...
Imaging of the nanoparticle’s distribution in animal models
Imaging of the nanoparticle’s distribution in animal models
November 6, 2019
One of the key issues in CUPIDO is to track where and when the inhaled CaP nanoparticles travel in the body in vivo (biodistribution). As a first approach, the imaging studies, performed by ...
A dedicated wearable device for minipigs
A dedicated wearable device for minipigs
October 15, 2019
In CUPIDO, the formulation developed within the project shall be tested for pre-clinical efficacy in large animals. As such, mini pigs are used to test first, i) if the inhaled nanoparticles...
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