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Conductive polymers and nanoparticles as bioplataforms

Grant number: 18/11162-5
Support type:Scholarships in Brazil - Doctorate (Direct)
Effective date (Start): August 01, 2018
Effective date (End): January 31, 2022
Field of knowledge:Physical Sciences and Mathematics - Chemistry - Physical-Chemistry
Principal researcher:Susana Inés Córdoba de Torresi
Grantee:Gabrielle Cerqueira da Silva
Home Institution: Instituto de Química (IQ). Universidade de São Paulo (USP). São Paulo , SP, Brazil
Associated research grant:15/26308-7 - Optimization of the physicochemical properties of nano -structured materials for applications in molecular recognition, catalysis and energy conversion/storage, AP.TEM


The search for less invasive and more efficient medical treatments moves the development of new technologies in the area not only of drugs, but also of materials. The use of polymers and nanoparticles, NPs, are promising in Biomedicine. Conducting polymers such as polypyrrole (PPy), polyaniline (PANI) and polythiophenes such as poly(3,4-ethyl-enedioxythiophene), PEDOT, are widely studied in the biomedical field, emphasizing their conductive properties in biosensors, drug delivery and engineering fabrics. The use of nanoparticles in medical treatments is being extensively studied. There are studies on the use of external stimuli for tissue regeneration, such as the use of near-infrared radiation, to intensify the effect of surface plasmon resonance. Considering the importance of the development of materials technology, this project intend to study the use of conductive polymers and nanoparticles as bioplatforms for cell growth, with the purpose of tissue regeneration. And the attention to the development of biocompatible polymers, in structures of the type breath-figures and core-shells with metals, like gold. (AU)

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