Meet Nikos Katsinas researching at HPP Group and IOBA

“Evaluation of the topic use of natural compounds for the treatment of ocular surface inflammatory diseases”   BIOGRAPHY Nikos Katsinas obtained his degree in Pharmacy (MPharm) in 2015 and his MScin Natural Product Chemistry (MSc Title: Isolation, Development, Production & Control of Bioactive Natural Products) in 2017 both by the Faculty of Pharmacy of the […]

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[Thesis]: Innovative product development from the valorization of Clinacanthus Nutans Lindau medicinal plant

Dr. Ana Najwa Mustapa defended her thesis on 2nd December 2016 at the University of Valladolid. The thesis projects was supervised by Dr Maria Jose Cocero and Dr Angel Martin while the International supervisor was Prof Irina Smirnova from University Hamburg of Technology (TUHH). The increased public awareness to have safer and healthier therapies has […]

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Production Of β-Glucan Scaffolds By Supercritical Fluids

In the fields of medical and pharmaceutical research, aerogels are attaining great attention, both for tissue regeneration and/or drug delivery, because they afford good properties for this purpose: provide mechanical support, allow cellular interactions, are biodegradable and can also be used to deliver active compounds to the area of the implant. Besides, they must be […]

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[Co-tutorship Thesis]: Overcoming Central Nervous System-barriers by the development of hybrid structured systems for nose-to-brain drug delivery using clean technologies by Vanessa S.S. Gonçalves

Dr. Vanessa S.S. Gonçalves defended her thesis on friday 30th September 2016 at the Instituto de Tecnologia Quimica e Biologica – Universidade Nova de Lisboa. This is a co-tutorship thesis between Universidad de Valladolid and Universidade Nova de Lisboa. The effective delivery of therapeutics into the brain is challenging since drugs or drug delivery systems (DDS) candidates are not […]

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Production of encapsulated quercetin particles in sub-micrometric scale

Quercetin is a bioflavonoid with a strong antioxidant-, antiviral-, antibacterial-, antihistaminic-and anti-inflammatory effect. Due to these properties, quercetin is a highly promising material against a wide variety of diseases, including cancer. A major limitation for the clinical application of quercetin is its low bioavailability that makes it necessary to administe in high doses (50 mg/kg). […]

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Impregnation of herbs oil into organic and inorganic aerogels for drug delivery system

Medicinal herbs have received much attention world-wide for many years as natural drugs for therapeutic purposes. Their high content of phytochemicals such as antioxidant, anti-cancer and anti-inflammatory compounds drives their uses for disease treatment and prevention as well as in chemotherapy application. Conventionally, these plants have been boiled in water or blended with other ingredients […]

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