Project

Synergistic engineering of anti-tumor immunity by synthethic biomaterials

Acronym
ImmunoBioSynth
Code
41Y088919
Duration
01 April 2019 → 30 September 2024
Funding
European funding: framework programme
Principal investigator
Research disciplines
  • Medical and health sciences
    • Vaccines
    • Biopharmaceutics
Keywords
immunity
Other information
 
Project description

Despite its initial promise, immunotherapy against cancer has exhibited limited success in the clinic. This indicates the need for synergistic and safer therapies causing fewer immune-related toxicities. The EU-funded ImmunoBioSynth project proposes to design synthetic biomaterials for instructing the immune system to fight cancer. These innovative biomaterials will replace biological drugs and contribute to the remodelling of the tumour microenvironment from a suppressive into a susceptible state. Ultimately, this will lead to more specific treatments that alone or in combination with other regimens can improve the outcome of cancer patients.

 
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Funded by the European Union. Views and opinions expressed are however those of the author(s) only and do not necessarily reflect those of the European Union or the European Research Council Executive Agency (ERCEA). Neither the European Union nor the authority can be held responsible for them.