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NANOCUBE

Development of innovative technologies per the production of controlled-releasing nanocapsules and nanosystems based on functional molecules for biomedical and cosmetic applications

In December 2016 Regione Toscana admitted to financing on the call POR FESR 2014 – 2020, the project titled “Development of innovative technologies per the production of controlled-releasing nanocapsules and nanosystems based on functional molecules for biomedical and cosmetic applications”, acronym NANOCUBE, whose goal is to develop innovative active nanometric systems for cosmetic and biomedical applications, like:
• Nanomaterials like core-shell nanofibers and nanocapsules for dermal treatment;
• Nanomaterials like core-shell nanofibers and nanocapsules, 100% vegetal derived, with triggered release of essential oils for cosmetic and dermocosmetic use (Medical devices class 1 non sterile)
• Nanostructured bioactive self-supporting patches for the treatment of chronic wounds
The goal of NANOCUBE is also to develop and scale up the necessary equipment for the production of these nanostrucutred systems, overcoming the present technical and commercial barriers.
The project is presented by a Consortium composed by the coordinator TECHA srl, FLORA S.r.l, LINARI Engineering S.r.l, supported by Laboratory for Biomaterials & Graft Technology, CNR-IFC, excellence in biomaterials and biotechnologies sector.

Innovation


Development of innovative equipment based on the integration and innovation of the state of the core-shell electrospinning and phase inversion spray. 

Results

Although the project is still ongoing, the main results obtained are the following:
• A first prototype equipment for the production of self-supporting patches was developing, based on the simultaneous technologies of electrospinning and electrospraying;
• Several hydrosoluble polymers, also plant derived, which were used to produce nanostructured fibers and beads.

Partner

  • TECHA S.r.l.,
  • FLORA S.r.l,
  • LINARI Engineering S.r.l,
  • CNR-IFC