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ICB news, Polymer Chemistry & Biomaterials

Welcome to Kavya Pramod

Kavya Pramod We are happy to welcome Kavya Pramod in our research group at FHNW HLS. Kavya started on May 15th in our lab and will focusDuring the next months on the synthesis and modification of highly repellent materials for surface coatings. The efforts to find alternative solutions toCurrently…

ICB news, Polymer Chemistry & Biomaterials

Spotlight on Giulia Venuti

Since October 2023 Ms Venuti investigates oxidation processes of biobased monomers in the frame of her master thesis. She joined us from the University of Bologna. For the FHNW Newsletter she was interviewed on her experience at HLS.Click here to read the full article on our…

Instrumental Analytics, ICB news

New publications in the Instrumental Analytics group

Hair and steroids in DBS
As part of the SNSF-funded project "Understanding the resilience pathways of adolescent students with experience of physical family violence: The interplay of individual, family and school class risk and protective factors", we developed a liquid chromatography tandem mass spectrometry (LC-MS/MS) method to detect eight different steroids in hair samples.

Projects, Instrumental Analytics

Microplastic detecion in water samples

The increasing microplastic pollution in air, water and soil requires the development of robust and sensitive analytical methods to better understand and address the problem. Plastics are cheap, stable and corrosion resistant, making this class of materials attractive for many applications. Plastics consist of long chains of polymer molecules made…

nanoLab, ICB news

New publication in the nanoLab research group

Our findings of the SiNP Food project, a Argovia Project funded by the Swiss Nanoscience Institute are now published in the open access Journal ACS Omega with the title “High-Throughput Silica Nanoparticle Detection for Quality Control of Complex Early Life Nutrition Food Matrices” (https://doi.org/10.1021/acsomega.3c09459)Publication ACS Omega…

Projects, BioInterfaces

Novel biocompatible and biodegradable polymers for biomedical applications

We design novel bio-based polymers to develop biocompatible and biodegradable nanocarriers as alternatives to e.g. PEG.

Projects, BioInterfaces

Multi-compartment nanofactories for on-site and on demand drug synthesis and delivery

We develop compartmentalized vesicles with internal compartments that can be triggered independently and selectively to release their cargo. Libraries of novel stimuli-responsive block co-polymers are prepared for vesicle formation, and release is actuated by external stimulus such as light, magnetic field, etc.

Projects, BioInterfaces

Nanocarriers for mRNA therapeutics

Combining the stability of polymers with transfection efficiency of lipids, we developed polymer-lipid hybrid nanoparticles, which can be stored as lyophilized powder and display long-term storage stability also in suspension. Lyophilization does not impair transfection efficiency.

Projects, BioInterfaces

Nanomedicine and theranostics

Diverse nanoparticle formulations based on polymers, lipids, and combinations thereof, loaded with (bio)therapeutics such as antimicrobial peptides, small molecule drugs, and nucleic acids are developed to combat infectious diseases and cancer. We further develop inorganic nanoparticles (metal and semiconductor) and drug-conjugated luminescent probes with cleavable linkers for simultaneous therapy and…