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Pharmaceutical nanotechnology makes something big out of tiny things

We work on controlled drug release and delivery using modern methods and materials. We are studying bio- and nanomaterials such as liposomes and cellulose nanofibers, the use of new tools to track drug molecules and carriers, and tailored materials for pharmaceutical applications. We are particularly interested in using light to both monitor nanomaterial behaviour and to trigger e.g. drug release processes. We work in close collaboration with the Supramolecular chemistry of bio- and nanomaterials group at Tampere University, as well as research groups in University of Eastern Finland and Tokyo University of Pharmacy and Life Sciences.
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News and Twitter

@_TimoLaaksonen_

📢Calling life scientists looking for new opportunities! We invite expressions of interest for @MSCActions Postdocto… twitter.com/i/web/status/1…

New professors' celebration at the @helsinkiuni The new pharmacy professors @_TimoLaaksonen_ @airavaaratwitter.com/i/web/status/1…

The introductory video of our GeneCellNano Flagship is out now! youtu.be/aN839JpVU_M @SuomenAkatemiatwitter.com/i/web/status/1…

Read about Pharmaceutical Nanotechnology group's first in-person meeting in Sveitsi, Hyvinkää. It was so great to f… twitter.com/i/web/status/1…

Public media

GeneCellNano flagship introduction

The objective of the GeneCellNano Flagship is to significantly increase domestic and foreign funding for gene, cell and nanotechnology, and to introduce new effective treatments for severe chronic diseases.

Timo Laaksonen speech

(In Finnish) Farmaseuttisen nanoteknologian professori Timo Laaksonen kertoo, miten tutkimus parantaa lääkkeiden tehoa ja kohdennusta.

Nanopartikkelit lääkekuljettajina silmä- ja syöpäsairauksissa

(In Finnish) An interview with Dr. Tatu Lajunen about nanoparticles as drug delivery systems.