Photothermal effect by NIR-triggered nano passion fruits: a step forwards to the translation of metal nanomaterials to clinics

The research unit coordinated by Dr. Valerio Volianiat the Center for Nanotechnology Innovation of the Istituto Italiano di Tecnologia located in Pisa (Italy) has reported on Materials Horizons (Royal Society of Chemistry) the first noble metal nanoarchitecture able to jointly combine efficient photothermal conversion and renal excretion of the building blocks. The Authors have employed home-made 3D neoplasm models to confirm the exciting potentiality of nano passion fruits for the treatment of some solid cancers. This pioneering work is showcased on the inside back cover of the journal and might unlock the true potential of noble metal nanoplatforms for the treatment of neoplasms, filling the gap between bench-to-bed side. Congratulation to all co-Authors, and in particular to: Dr. Domenico Cassano, Dr. Melissa Santi, and Katrina Mapanao.

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5DNanoPrinting has started!

The 5D NanoPrinting project has started with its first virtual kick-off meeting held in the IIT - Center for MicroBioRobotics in Pontedera the 21st of September. The goal of the project is to create an innovative technology for the rapid-prototyping realization of micro(nano)machines and components that will find several cutting-edge applications in fields like consumer electronics, automotive and healthcare. 5dNanoPrinting was granted a budget of 3.58 million euros under the EU’s Horizon 2020 FET Open Program. CNI is participating to the project with a team of researchers of the Electron Crystallography research line coordinated by Mauro Gemmi.