Project Description

About the project of Luana

The aim of my project is to study different polymeric nanoparticles and hydrophilic hydrogel formats, where they will be followed in vivo by molecular imaging techniques. These biomaterials will be conjugated with near infra-red flourescent (NIRF) dyes and/or incorporated with 19F or superparamagnetic oxide to facilitate imaging in vivo. These nanoparticles and hydrophilic hydrogels will also be utilised to investigate the regeneration of articular cartilage in models of osteoarthritis.