This is the main logo - Meditrans; A project dealing with targeted Nanomedicines.

Targeted Delivery of Nanomedicine

Welcome to MEDITRANS

ScannerMEDITRANS represents a multidisciplinary Integrated Project dealing with targeted nanomedicines. Platform technologies will be developed with broad applicability to disease treatment, as exemplified by the choice for chronic inflammatory disorders (rheumatoid arthritis, Crohn’s disease, multiple sclerosis), and cancer as target pathologies. Nanomedicines (based on carrier materials like polymeric and lipidic nanoparticles, nanotubes, and fullerenes) will be endowed with superior targeting and (triggerable) drug release properties. In parallel, MRI imaging probes will be designed that report on the localisation of the targeted nanomedicines, specific biomarkers, the drug release process and therapeutic outcome (imaging-guided drug delivery).

The consortium consists of 29 partners from 9 EU member states (including 1 new member state) and 3 associated states, and includes 12 industrial companies, 12 universities and 5 research institutes. The total budget is €14.8M with €10.7M as EC contribution and €4.1M as industrial support.

The MEDITRANS project has clear potential to forward targeted nanomedicines to the clinic, and will contribute to improved structural collaboration between industry and academia.

This image shows the EU flag and FP6 programme logo.
An Integrated Project funded by the European Commission under the "nanotechnologies and nano-sciences, knowledge-based multifunctional materials and new production processes and devices" (NMP) thematic priority of the Sixth Framework Programme. Contract Number: NMP4-CT-2006-026668
Project website designed by Freelance web designer Simon Day, web developer for EU Commission projects under FP6