HeatNMof: Heating triggered drug release from nanometric inorganic-metal organic framework composites

The Initial Training Network HeatNMof aims to develop high quality training opportunities for 12 early-stage-researchers (ESRs) in the area of materials science, advanced characterization and biomedicine.

HeatNMof is training the next generation of materials scientists in nanomedicine to exploit heat-triggered release for delivery of anti-tumour drugs. The network is focusing on one of the most promising classes of nanocomposite carriers, inorganic nanoparticles (iNPs) associated to nanoscaled metal organic frameworks (nanoMOFs).

The successful development of this project, involving 7 academic and 3 industrial partners, and 6 partner organisations (5 universities and 1 company), will contribute to the improvement of the highly societal relevant cancer therapy.

In particular, IMDEA Energy will train 2 ESRs within the ETN. One on “Core-shell growing of nanoMOFs onto plasmonic iNPs”, and the second one on “Core-shell growing of nanoMOFs onto magnetic iNPs”.

Partners: Fundación IMDEA Energía (Coordinator), Universidad de Santiago de Compostela; Centre National de la Recherche Scientifique; Universiteit Antwerpen; Immaterial Labs Ltd; Institut National des Sciences Appliquees de Toulouse; Universitaet Hamburg; Fondazione Istituto Italiano di Tecnologia.; Nanoscale Biomagnetics SL; Isern Patentes Y Marcas M SL.
– Partner Organisations: Universidad Rey Juan Carlos; Universidad de Zaragoza, University of Cambridge; Universite de Nantes; Universita Degli Studi di Genova; Pharmidex.
Funding Institution/Program: This project has received funding from the European Union’s Horizon 2020 research and innovation programme under the Marie Skłodowska-Curie grant agreement Nº 860942.
Call: H2020-MSCA-ITN-2019 (ETN)
Period: March 2020-February 2024
Principal researcher: Dr. Patricia Horcajada (Coordinator)