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Publication on Science Translational Medicine

Publication on Science Translational Medicine

A new study, carried out by the group of Daniele Catalucci from the CNR-IRGB (Milan, Italy), one of the key partners of the EU-funded project CUPIDO, demonstrated that nanoparticle-encapsulated pharmacologically active peptides can be efficiently delivered to the heart via inhalation. These results, published in the journal “Science Translational Medicine”, represent the first proof-of-concept for an unconventional and pioneering approach exploiting inhalable nanoparticle properties to improve diseased cardiac conditions. As Michele Miragoli, first author of the paper explains: “Nanomedicine, meaning the application of nanotechnology to the health sector, represents a promising approach for near future health care. Indeed, several nanopharmaceuticals have been approved by the FDA since the late 90s’  leading to remarkable advantages especially in the cancer field. Curiously, only very few attempts have been made to apply nanomedicine…
1st paper for CUPIDO!

1st paper for CUPIDO!

One of the CUPIDO partner's, Michele Miragoli, part of the CNR-IRGB team, has published the first publication about the research done within CUPIDO! The paper "Cardiac kinematic parameters computed from video of in situ beating heart" has been published in the journal Scientific Reports and presents a new imaging modality, which extracts useful parameters from videos of a beating heart, displaying live cardiograms of the contraction events. The paper, published as open access, is available at the Publication section.
The meeting season has started

The meeting season has started

The project has started and partners are working together to build a fruitful collaboration! This month several meetings have taken place to pull together partners located all around Europe. Plumestars (Parma, Italy), for example, has hosted partners from IRGB-CNR (Milan, Italy) and Nemera (La Verpillière, France) (see the picture), and a meeting with CNR-ISTEC (Faenza, Italy).