U20. In Vivo Experimental Platform
- Scientific Director: Prof. Simó Schwartz Jr. firstname.lastname@example.org
- Scientific Coordinator: Dr. Ibane Abasolo email@example.com
- Entities: Vall d’Hebron Institut de Recerca (VHIR)
- Address: Passeig Vall d’Hebron , 119-129, 08035, Barcelona, Spain
- Phone: +34 934 893 000 ext 3375
- Web: CIBBIM-Nanomedicine & VHIR/FVPR
Located at the Valld’Hebron Research Institute (VHIR) in Barcelona, U20 In vivo Experimental Platform has three different sections, a Molecular Imaging section for in vivo, ex vivo and in vitro imaging studies (fluorescence, bioluminescence and X-rays), a preclinical animal model section and a preclinical histology section. All three sections are included within the Functional Validation & Preclinical Research (FVPR) of CIBBIM-Nanomedicine.
This unit is leadedby Dr. Ibane Abasolo (Head of FVPR) and supervised by the directorof CIBBIM-Nanomedicine, Dr. Simó Schwartz Jr. Its mission is to offer products and services for the preclinical proof-of-concept validation of therapeutic compounds and biomarkers with potential clinical applications. One of the distinguishing features of this unit is that basic preclinical studies including toxicology, histopathology and efficacy treatments are complemented with non-invasive optical imaging technologies. In vivo bioluminescence and fluorescence imaging allows monitoring of living mice longitudinally, offering real time insight into treatment efficacy, whole-body biodistribution and target mechanisms. Although in Spain there are other institutions with similar equipment, this is the only case in which imaging services can be combined with specifically devoted animal models.
- U20-S02. Animal models in oncology (Remote) OUTSTANDING
- U20-S03. In vivo Experimental consultancy (Remote) OUTSTANDING
- U20-S04. In vivo Efficay Assays of drugs, nanomedicines, biomaterials and others (Remote) OUTSTANDING
- U20-S05. In vivo Toxicology (Onsite&Remote) OUTSTANDING
- U20-S06 In vivo ADME and biodistribution assays (Remote) OUTSTANDING
- U20-S07 In vivo PK/PD assays (Remote) OUTSTANDING
- U20-S08 Immunotoxicity assays (On-site&Remote) OUTSTANDING
- U20-S09 X-ray imaging in vitro and in vivo (Remote) OUTSTANDING
- U20-S10 Ultrasound imaging in vivo (Remote) OUTSTANDING
- U20-S11 Histological porcessing, section and staining (Remote) OUTSTANDING
- U20-S12 Inmunihistochemistry on histological samples (Remote) OUTSTANDING
FOR THOSE SERVICES IDENTIFIED AS OUTSTANDING, AT LEAST 20% OF THEIR CAPACITY IS OPEN UNDER COMPETITIVE ACCESS. SEE ANNEX 1 OF ACCESS PROTOCOL FOR DETAILS ON % OF OPENNESS FOR EACH SERVICE
|Title||Fundin: Organism||Call: Funding source||Role|
|ICTS-2017-10-CIBER-2||Acquisition and istallation of infrastrucuture to complemnt Unis 3-Synthesis of Peptides, U18-Nanotoxicology y U20-In vivo Experiment||Ministerio de Economía, Industria y Competitividad (MINECO)||Programa Operativo FEDER de Crecimiento Inteligente 2014-2020 (POCInt)||Coordinator|
|GA: 720942||SMART FUNCTIONAL GLA-NANOFORMULATION FOR FABRY DISEASE – Smart-4-Fabry||Unión Europea (Comisión Europea)||H2020-NMBP-2016-2017||Coordinator|
|SAF2017-90810-REDI||Strategic Promotion and coordinated management of Nanbiosis: Pronanbiosis II||Agencia Estatal de Investigación (AEI)||Acciones de dinamización «REDES DE EXCELENCIA» -ICTS 2017||Coordinator|
|Ref||Title||Funding Organism||Unit Role|
|RTC-2014-2207-1||TERARMET: Development of therapies for the treatment of rare congenital metabolic diseases||MINECO||Participant|
- Giannotti M.I., Abasolo I., Oliva M., Andrade F., Garcia-Aranda N., Melgarejo M. et al. Highly Versatile Polyelectrolyte Complexes for Improving the Enzyme Replacement Therapy of Lysosomal Storage Disorders. ACS Applied Materials and Interfaces. 2016;8(39):25741-25752.
- Pesarrodona M., Fernandez Y., Foradada L., Sanchez-Chardi A., Conchillo-Sole O., Unzueta U. et al. Conformational and functional variants of CD44-targeted protein nanoparticles bio-produced in bacteria. Biofabrication. 2016;8(2):-.
- Cabrera I., Abasolo I., Corchero J.L., Elizondo E., Gil P.R., Moreno E. et al. α-Galactosidase-A Loaded-Nanoliposomes with Enhanced Enzymatic Activity and Intracellular Penetration. Advanced Healthcare Materials. 2016;5(7):829-840.
- Cespedes M.V., Fernandez Y., Unzueta U., Mendoza R., Seras-Franzoso J., Sanchez-Chardi A. et al. Bacterial mimetics of endocrine secretory granules as immobilized in vivo depots for functional protein drugs. Scientific Reports. 2016;6:-.
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