Project

Biodegradable polymer membranes for non-viral gene therapy.

Duration
01 October 2008 → 30 September 2015
Funding
Regional and community funding: Special Research Fund, Research Foundation - Flanders (FWO)
Research disciplines
  • Natural sciences
    • Macromolecular and materials chemistry
Keywords
biomaterials polymers ocular applications
 
Project description

The aim of the project is to develop both porous and non-porous cell-interactive polymer membranes for opthalmological applications. Within the project, biodegradable and non-degradable polymer membranes will be compared. Both types of membranes will be coated with cell-interactive biopolymers. The top layer of thematerials developed will be composed of polymer-DNA complexes able to transfect ocular cells.