CONTROLLED DRUG DELIVERY AND BIOLISTIC TARGETING
The ability to deliver active reagents in a controlled manner is an important therapeutic challenge. We develop unique bolistic delivery systems which enable us to introduce micro and nano carriers, loaded with cargo, into tissues for gene expression manipulations and drug delivery. Our systems allow us to deliver particles with precision and without damaging the target tissue. We use several types of carriers such as gold particles, MNPs and porous silicon. These carriers enable controlled release of cargo and post-delivery manipulation. In addition, we are working on improving the selectivity and efficiency of Photodynamic Therapy (PDT) in cells by developing delivery systems for administrating anti-cancer drugs and photosensitizing agents (sensitizing drugs).