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

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.
Guidance to the heart
Guidance to the heart
June 5, 2018
CUPIDO aims to improve the specificity to the heart by using a chemical-based targeting system. To achieve this aim, on the surface of the nanoparticles have been included aptamers that should enhance the internalization into myocardial cells.