Since the late twentieth century, the number of nanomedicines has increased exponentially. Prior to the nanotechnology revolution, advances in disease treatments were associated with the discovery and synthesis of new therapeutic molecules. In the framework of the nanotechnology revolution, many of these advances are linked to the discovery and assembly of new supramolecular structures of nanoscopic dimensions, which allow the transformation of extremely fragile biomolecules or toxic synthetic molecules into high-efficient nanopharmaceuticals
The arrival in clinical practice of nanomedicine, initially developed in academic research environments, is being carried out in open innovation models, in which public-private collaboration and the role of emerging companies (start-ups) is key.
This session is organized by the Science and Technology Section of the IEC.
Nora Ventosa is Chemical Engineer by the Institut Químic de Sarrià (IQS) and Doctor by the Universitat Ramon Llull. She is Research Scientist at the Institute of Materials Science of Barcelona (ICMAB-CSIC). She is co-leader of the NANOMOL group, assigned to the TECNIO network, which includes the main centers and agents involved in technology transfer in Catalonia.