Albert Wuokko Award 2018

The Finnish Pharmaceutical Society has awarded the Albert Wuokko prize of 2018 to Dr Monica Ferreira.

In her PhD thesis, porous silicon and dextran-based materials were developed in the form of a nanoparticle technology, for the targeted delivery of drugs in myocardial infarction. With this work, it was possible to achieve, by a simple i.v. administration of drug loaded- and surface functionalized porous silicon nanoparticles, a protective cardiac effect by downregulation of one of the pathways leading to the hypertrophic response upon the event of myocardial infarction in vivo. The dextran-based nanoparticles were surface-functionalized and co-loaded with two different drug molecules, which permitted, in vitro, the modulation of pathways involved in the cellular reprogramming of fibroblasts into cardiomyocytes.

This doctoral work contributes with significant knowledge of new nanoparticle technology in the treatment of myocardial infarction, a pathological condition that leads to sudden death or heart failure in the non-fatal cases, a condition that, up to date, has no cure. The work has lead to the publication of several research papers and presentation of this work in national and international scientific meetings.

The prize is 4000 euro.

Congratulations for this great achievement!

Best articele award

Best article award, 500 €, has been given to:

Dunja Novakovic, Jukka Saarinen, Tatu Rojalin, Osmo Antikainen, Sara J. Fraser-Miller, Timo Laaksonen, Leena Peltonen, Antti Isomäki and Clare J. Strachan:

Multimodal Nonlinear Optical Imaging for Sensitive Detection of Multiple Pharmaceutical Solid-State Forms and Surface Transformations

Analytical Chemistry 2017, 89, (21), 11460-11467

Congratulations!

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