WHAT IS VES4US
VES4US is a project funded by the FET-Open Call of the Horizon2020 Programme of the European Commission which goal is to develop a radically new platform for the efficient production and functionalisation of EVs. This will enable for their exploitation as tailor-made products in the fields of nanomedicine, cosmetics and nutraceutics.
A core aspect of the project is to focus vesicles from an identified natural source to constitute a more economically viable and sustainable source of EVs. This process will allow the development of natural nanocarriers with unprecedented abilities for drug delivery in specific tissues such as brain, lung, skin, dendritic or tumour cells.
The identification of suitable upstream and downstream conditions such as the source of EVs, the purification of EVs and the manipulation approaches
The development of a robust analytical platform to evaluate the key EVs attributes: physicochemical properties and biological activities.
Elaboration of post-production strategies for chemical functionalization
Bioengineer natural source EVs as tailor-made nanodevices and nano-carriers.
The VES4US consortium is well-balanced group made up by 5 research centers and universities and 1 consultancy firm from 6 different European countries. The group is led by The National Research Council of Italy. The other partners are: Institute of Technology Sligo (Ireland), The Swiss Federal Institute of Technology (Switzerland), University of Ljubljana (Slovenia), Max Planck Institute for Polymer Research (Germany) and ZABALA Innovation Consulting (Spain).
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