A project aiming at the integration of nanotechnology and biotechnology for the transplantation of beta cells and Langerhans islets.
The iNanoBIT project aims to apply nanotechnology for the imaging of pancreatic islet cell transplants and beta cells derived from induced pluripotent stem cells and subsequent regenerative processes in vivo. The iNanoBIT project will provide the currently missing toolbox leading to regenerative medicinal cell and tissue products into advanced pre-clinical testing and clinical trials, which is vital for the competitiveness of the European healthcare sector in this rapidly growing field.
The consortium, made up of 5 SMEs and 3 university partners, is coordinated and led by industrial partners in the field of nanotechnology, imaging and stem cell technologies.
5 SME’s partners :
3 universitaries’ partners :
Nano-imaging tools - nano-tools enabling multimodal imaging of specific cell types with high sensitivity.
Development of imaging equipment – dedicated SPECT systems combined with tomography and optoacoustic imaging in preclinical large animal models and in patients
Application of a medical device for the transplantation of beta cells derived from stem cells or xenogeneic islets.
Development of in vitro differentiated human beta cells and transplantable porcine xenogeneic islets.
Kick-off meeting of the project
End of the project