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  Last Updated: October 12, 2015 
Nanotechnology Activities Survey in Spain

Name of the Laboratory Mucosal Antigen/Drug Delivery
Department Farmacia y Tecnología Farmacéutica
Institution

Universidad de Navarra

Institution (Acronym) UN - Universidad de Navarra
Contact Person (e-mail) Espuelas Millán, Socorro / IRACHE GARRETA, Juan Manuel
Address Irunlarrea, 1 Pamplona
Postal code 31080
Province Navarra-Nafarroa
Autonomous Region Navarra
Country Spain
Phone +34 948 425600 Ext:6478
Fax +34 948 425649
Website http://www.unav.es/farmytec/
Main Research Areas

* Nanomedicinas
* Adyuvantes
* Vacunas
* Drug delivery


Participating Projects

* Nanoparticulas como vehiculos de farmacos en el tratamiento de la neovascularizacion corneal
Coordinator: Juan M. Irache: Ministerio de Ciencia e Innovación (64.000 €)

* Mucus Permeating Nanoparticulate Drug Delivery Systems (ALEXANDER) - http://www.alexander-fp7.eu/
Coordinator: Andreas Berknop-Schnurch (Coordinator): Union Europea (FP7-NMP-2011-LARGE-5 call) (8098.000 €)

* Targeted Delivery for Liver Cancer Treatment (HEPTAG Exchange) - http://heptagexchange.wlv.ac.uk/index.php
Coordinator: James Tang (Coordinator): Union Europea (FP7-PEOPLE-2011-IRSES) (110.000 €)


Three more relevant publications within 2012-2015

* 'Pharmacokinetics and antitumor efficacy of paclitaxel-cyclodextrin complexes loaded in mucus-penetrating nanoparticles for oral administration.'
  Calleja P., Espuelas S., Corrales L., Pio R., Irache J.M. - Nanomedicine-UK, 9 2109-2121 (2014)

* 'Casein nanoparticles as carriers for the oral delivery of folic acid'
  Peñalva R., Esparza I., Agüeros M., Gonzalez-Navarro C., Gonzalez-Ferrero C., Irache J.M. - Food Hydrocolloids, 44 399- 406 (2015)

* 'Conjunctival vaccination against Brucella ovis in mice with mannosylated nanoparticles'
  Da Costa Martins R., Gamazo C., Sanchez-Martinez M., Barberan M., Peñuelas I., Irache J.M. - Journal of Controlled Release, 162(3) 553-560 (2012)


Instruments and equipment available

* Zetamaster analyzer
* Mini Spray dryer B-290
* Lyophilisator Genesis 12EL
* HPLC facilities


funding 2012-2015 (In thousand Euro)
 
MECD/MINECO/MINETUR
CC.AA.
UE
Private
Total for years
2012
68
0
100
50
218
2013
59
0
200
0
259
2014
25
0
100
15
140
2015
25
0
100
0
125
Total for organism type
177
-
500
65

Total 2012-2015

742


Number of researchers (18)
Permanent positions (Prof, Dr) 2
PhD(contracted) 3
PhD Students 4
Technicians 0
Others 3
PhD 2012-2015 6
PhD Ramon y Cajal (currently) 0

Nanotechnology for structural applications
Nano powered ceramics
Composite materials containing nanocrystals or powders
Materials based on carbon nanotubes or fullerenes
Nanoparticulate coatings
Other - specify:
NanoTechnology for information processing storage and transmission
Nanoelectronics, materials and devices
Optoelectronics/optical materials and devices
Magnetic materials and devices
Organic (opto) electronics
Other - specify:
Nano(bio)technology for medical applications
Drug encapsulation
Targeted drug delivery, molecular recognition
Other - specify:
Nanotechnology for sensor applications
Nanostructured sensors
Sensors based on biological molecules
Other - specify:
Nanotechnology for (electro)chemical processing technologies
Filtration
Catalysts or electrodes with nano-structured surface
Other - specify:
Long-term research with generic applications
Self- assembly
Quantum physics, mesoscopic systems, chemical
Interfacing to organic / biological molecules
Other - specify:
Instruments and equipment, supporting sciences and technologies
Analytical equipment and techniques
Powder production and processing
Deposition equipment and techniques
Patterning equipment and techniques
Other - specify:


 
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