ERC Project

On October 1, 2015, we started a project at LMU Munich which is funded by ERC Starting Grant ERC-2014-StG – 637830 "Novel Asthma Therapy"  We will develop dry powder platform technologies for pulmonary delivery of siRNA for the targeting of activated T cells. 

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Participants in the project are currently Prof. Merkel, Dr. Aditi Mehta, Dr. Gabriella Costabile, Mariam Mohammadi, Rima Kandil, and Tobias Keil. Collaborators are Yuran Xie and Daniel Feldmann at Wayne State University. 

Our project has a clear potential of advancing pulmonary nanomedicine as novel asthma therapy.

Project-related publications:

Yuran Xie and Olivia Merkel, Pulmonary Delivery of siRNA via Polymeric Vectors as Therapies of Asthma, Archiv der Pharmazie 2015, 348 (19), 681-688.