CARTHER project has received funding
from the European Union’s Horizon 2020 research and innovation program under
the Marie Sokolowski-Curie grant agreement No 690945.
The project aims to carry out a systematic
interdisciplinary study of carbon-based nanomaterials, particularly,
nanodiamonds, for advanced theranostic application.
and specific localization in biological cells depending on surface chemistry
properties, photo-induced electrical and thermal effects
selective therapy based on the photo-excitation effect
imaging therapeutic agents
In the frame of this project RAY has developed special
techniques for nanodiamonds surface modification enabling high photo-luminescence
(PL). These bright nanodiamonds with the average size of 5 nm are studied as efficient
multi-modal bio-imaging agents for luminescence, photo-induced electrical and
acoustic techniques for their localization in living cells. Moreover, photo-exciting properties used for
the bio-imaging purpose are applied for therapy of cancer cells and tissues.
participates in this project together with the University INSA de Lyon (France),
coordinator, Aston University (UK) and Corporation Science Park Taras
Shevchenko University of Kyiv (Ukraine).
Strongly complementary research experiences of the partners and high
degree of cooperative integration between them allow a deep scientific study of
the theranostic potential of the carbon nanomaterials in general and
nanodiamonds in particular.