Research & Impact
Miss Jie Bai, PhD student, and Dr Julie Wang, Research Associate in the Drug Delivery Group at the Institute of Pharmaceutical Science, King’s College London, were both awarded travel grants to attend and present posters at a meeting in Athens, Greece concerned with theragonsitcs imaging and therapy. Theragnostics are combined diagnostic/therapeutic agents. The ‘European Cooperation in Science and Technology [COST] Action TD1004’ Annual Meeting had a particular focus on the development of novel nanosized systems for image-guided drug delivery.
Miss Bai presented work on polymeric nanocapsules in triple-modal imaging as a theragnostic system to be used in cancer imaging and therapy. Dr Wang discussed the development of a hybrid carbon nanotube system for dual MRI and nuclear imaging.
COST is an intergovernmental framework that funds collaborative EU research. Both Miss Bai and Dr Wang both had their travel expenses to the meeting reimbursed by COST.
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