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Studies from University of Milan in the Area of Biotechnology Reported

February 12, 2014

By a News Reporter-Staff News Editor at Biotech Week -- Researchers detail new data in Technology. According to news reporting out of Milan, Italy, by NewsRx editors, research stated, "Nanomedicine has emerged in the past decade as a promising tool for several therapeutic and diagnostic applications. The development of nanoconjugates containing bioactive ligands specific for targeting cancer cell receptors has become a primary objective of modern nanotechnology."

Our news journalists obtained a quote from the research from the University of Milan, "The design of ideal nanoconjugates requires optimization of fundamental parameters including size, shape, ligand shell composition, and reduction in nonspecific protein adsorption. Of great importance is the choice of bioconjugation approach, given that it affects the orientation, accessibility, and bioactivity of the targeting molecule."

According to the news editors, the research concluded: "We provide an overview of recent advances in the immobilization of targeting proteins, focusing on methods to control ligand orientation and density, and highlight criteria for nanoparticle design and development required to achieve enhanced receptor-targeting efficiency."

For more information on this research see: Biotechnological approaches toward nanoparticle biofunctionalization. Trends in Biotechnology, 2014;32(1):11-20. Trends in Biotechnology can be contacted at: Elsevier Science London, 84 Theobalds Rd, London WC1X 8RR, England. (Elsevier -; Trends in Biotechnology -

Our news journalists report that additional information may be obtained by contacting S. Avvakumova, Univ Milano Bicocca, Dipartimento Biotecnol & Biosci, I-20126 Milan, Italy. Additional authors for this research include M. Colombo, P. Tortora and D. Prosperi (see also Technology).

Keywords for this news article include: Milan, Italy, Europe, Technology

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Source: Biotech Week

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