NTU-Northwestern Institute for Nanomedicine (NNIN)
The NNIN represents a unique partnership between the IIN and the Nanyang Technological University in Singapore. Established in 2014, both universities contribute substantive support for this multi-million dollar research institute that focuses on the medical application of nanotechnology. The commitment of both institutions strengthens and expands existing ties and provides a fertile foundation fr exciting new medical advancements.
The NNIN supports scientists from both institutions working collaboratively on research projects in the areas of disease diagnostics, timed-release therapeutics, and targeted drug delivery methods. Currently supported research projects Include:
- Nanoparticle Therapeutics for Age-Related Macular Degeneration and Diabetic Edema
- An Integrated Antibacterial Nanotherapy for Infections of the Skin and Subcutaneous Tissue
- Nanofiber-Encapsulated, Anti-Infective Agents for the Treatment of Bacterial Skin Infections
- A Bottom-Up Proteomic Approach to Address Protease Activity in Biomimetic Polymer Membranes
- Development of Protein-Based Platform Technology to Enhance Magnetic Resonance Imaging
- 3D-Printing of Electro-Curing Nanocomposite Living Electrodes for Cardiac Tissue Regeneration
- 3D Liver-Specific Synthetic Scaffold Systems for Hepatocyte Differentiation and Disease Modeling
- Nanotechnology to Diagnose, Prevent, and Treat Cardiovascular Disease
- Self-Management of Abnormal Scars with Spherical Nucleic Acid Technology
- Ultra-Small Nanoparticle-Based Platform for Photodynamic Skin Cancer Therapy
In addition to project specific meetings and conferences, the entire NNIN key leaders and researchers meet once a year to share updates and strengthen collaborations.