Light-responsive nanomaterials as nanomedicines: new approaches to treating macular degeneration, cancer and other critical unmet therapeutic needs

Project: Research

Project Description

Nanomedicine promises to deliver exciting new therapeutic approaches for a range of conditions of huge concern to society, including macular degeneration and cancer. This project will develop the fundamental understanding required for novel light-responsive nanomaterials as new improved treatment options for these diseases, by enabling 'on-demand' release of drug at the site of action. Ultimately, treatment for patients will be less invasive with fewer side effects, and social and commercial value will result through better health outcomes, and provide a new mechanism for growth in the Australian biotechnology industry.
StatusFinished
Effective start/end date1/12/1231/12/16

Funding

  • Australian Research Council (ARC): AUD622,856.00
  • Australian Research Council (ARC): AUD175,671.00