MADRID, 11 October. (EUROPA PRESS) –
The Scientific Research High Council has launched a new scientific collaboration network, the Nanomedicine Connection (NanomedCSIC), to promote nanomedicine research.
The new network explains the organization, aims to promote a multidisciplinary approach to nanomedicine research to share knowledge, and includes chemists, physicists and biologists.
Therefore, NanomedCSIC is a platform open to all CSIC groups with active research in nanomedicine that will promote this discipline through the application of technology at the atomic and molecular level to improve the detection and treatment of cancer, cardiovascular diseases and infectious pathologies, among others.
“This connection was born as a result of work carried out for the CSIC White Papers, and from this analysis the strength of our institution in nanomedicine is evident. We want to face new challenges. The field of nanomedicine requires a multidisciplinary approach that combines work in classical fields such as chemistry or biology”, Institute of Medicinal Chemistry (IQM-CSIC) nanomedicine group director Fernando Herranz.
Nanomedicine consists of the application of nanotechnology, that is, materials around 100 nanometers in size, to face biomedical problems such as early detection, the emergence of new treatments with therapeutic nanomaterials, or the efficient delivery of drugs.
Specifically, it is structured around five areas of activity: global management, planning and positioning, attracting young talent, mobility and communication. The network is jointly coordinated by Fernando Herranz and director of the Materials Science Institute of Madrid (ICMM-CSIC), the materials group for medicine and biotechnology of María del Puerto Morales.
Among the centers involved in the project are the National Center for Biotechnology (CNB-CSIC); Catalonia Institute of Advanced Chemistry (IQAC-CSIC); Chemical Research Institute (IIQ-CSIC); Aragon Institute for Nanoscience and Materials (INMA-CSIC) and Madrid Institute for Materials Science (ICMM-CSIC), among others.