Nanosized drug delivery

Since many active pharmaceutical ingredients demonstrate poor aqueous solubility and bioavailability, there is a need for nanotherapeutics improving their efficacy. Further, smart drug delivery devices, the nanocarriers, can be utilized to selectively target compounds (e.g. biologics, small molecules) to their site of action by taking advantage of passive accumulation mechanisms or highly selective carrier-cell interactions.

Both strategies are explored by our group combining new formulation technologies with our unique patented drug release technology. Our research activities focus on industrial nanotechnology with emphasis on the development, preparation and characterization of nanosized drug delivery systems, from the early feasibility study to medium-scale manufacture.

Contact details

Dr. Matthias G. Wacker

Fraunhofer Institute for Molecular Biology and Applied Ecology (IME)
Project group for Translational Medicine & Pharmacology (TMP)
Department of Pharmaceutical Technology and Nanosciences

Max-von-Laue-Str. 9, D-60438 Frankfurt
Building N230 / room 2.03
Phone:  +49 (0) 69 - 798 - 29691
Fax +49 (0) 69 - 798 - 29694

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