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10 March 2020. Due to the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic, Europe is on lockdown. This also affects the evFOUNDRY Consortium and its continuous work on the project. As universities and labs are closed, almost all the evFOUNDRY experiments are interrupted. We are taking steps to try to minimize our activity disruption, while ensuring the safety and wellbeing of our researchers and the people with whom they work. Our researchers are now working remotely and are doing their best to keep non-experimental activities going and stay connected and responsive to a prompt restart. In the meantime, some of us are also putting their expertise at the service of the community for fighting the infection; we're proud of them. Please check the news for details and updates.

evFOUNDRY project


Extracellular vesicles (EVs) are natural cell-derived membrane-bound nanoparticles containing proteins and nucleic acids, which are newly recognized as the universal agents of intercellular and inter-organismal communication.

EVs are reshaping our perspective on life sciences, environment and public health. They are under intensive investigation as early disease multi-biomarkers, while EV-based personalized therapeutic agents and vaccines have produced enticing results in early-phase clinical trials.

evFOUNDRY targets the unmet knowledge and technology able to streamline production of therapeutic EVs from sustainable sources, drawing the baseline for future EV bioprocessing, which is necessary for effective EV medical translation and opens to new biogenic nanotechnology.

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CSGI
AARHUS UNIVERSITY
UNIVERSITY OF SOUTHAMPTON
LUND UNIVERSITY
HANSABIOMED
Utrecht University

NEWS


2020-06-04
Gold nanoparticles interacting with synthetic lipid rafts: an AFM investigation

Gold nanoparticles interacting with synthetic lipid rafts: an AFM investigation

2020-05-29
Key Exploitable Result (KER) with relevance to COVID-19 from our Utrecht University partner

Key Exploitable Result (KER) with relevance to COVID-19 from our Utrecht University partner

2020-05-12
A paper published in Journal of Colloid and Interface Science, on extracellular vesicles-based supported lipid bilayers as 2D platforms to study nano-bio interfaces

A paper published in Journal of Colloid and Interface Science, on extracellular vesicles-based supported lipid bilayers as 2D platforms to study nano-bio interfaces

CONTACTS


Scientific Contacts

Debora Berti

CSGI, Department of Chemistry University of Florence, via della Lastruccia 3, 50019 Florence (Italy)
berti@csgi.unifi.it

Paolo Bergese

CSGI, Department of Molecular and Translational Medicine, University of Brescia, Viale Europa 11, 25123 Brescia, Italy
paolo.bergese@unibs.it

Administrative Staff

Daniela Vullo

CSGI, Department of Chemistry University of Florence, via della Lastruccia 3, 50019 Florence (Italy)
evfoundry@csgi.unifi.it

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evFOUNDRY has received funding from the European Union’s Horizon 2020 research and innovation programme under grant agreement No 801367