Is it possible to make anticancer drugs with no adverse side effects?
Does the gene therapy come true?
What is the cell therapy? What does it do?
To make the answer to these questions, this laboratory creates new nanomedical devices based on materials engineering. Particularly, we have developed polymeric nanomaterials for drug and nucleic acid delivery. To realize the nucleic acid therapy, nucleic acids need to be delivered to the cytoplasm of target cells by overcoming various biological barriers. Smart materials that can exert the desired function in response to the biological microenvironment enable the creation of nanodevices for successful nucleic acid delivery. The fun of this "NanoBio" research is that the outcome can be dramatically improved by a slight change in material design. Meanwhile, there are many issues in this research field to overcome for ideal cancer therapy and cell therapy. Let's enjoy the NanoBio research with us!