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Soft Materials Laboratory

College of Engineering and Applied Science

SML Bionanomaterials Program


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Mission: To develop nanostructured materials with biomedical applications. For example: drug delivery, gene delivery, and protein delivery.
Projects: fast-release nanoparticles for gene & cancer-drug delivery
Funding: National Science Foundation, University of Wyoming


Sample Publications:

  • Xu, P.; Li, S.; Li, Q.; Ren, J.; Van Kirk, E.A.; Murdoch, W.J.; Radosz M.; Shen, Y. "Biodegradable cationic polymers as efficient gene delivery carriers". Polymeric Materials: Science and Engineering preprints 2005, 92 649-650.
  • Xu, P.; Li, S.; Li, Q.; Ren, J.; Radosz, M.; Shen, Y. "Modified polymers as safe and efficient gene delivery carriers". Polymer Preprints 2005, 46(2), 681-682
  • Xu, P.; Van Kirk E.A.; Li, S.; Ren, J.; Murdoch, W.J.; Radosz,M.; Shen, Y. "Enhanced anticancer activity of core-surface-crosslinked nanoparticles". Polymer Preprints 2004, 45(2), 288-289
  • Xu, P.; Tang, H.; Li, S.; Ren, J.; Van Kirk, E.; Murdoch, W.J.; Radosz, M.; Shen, Y. "Enhanced stability of core-surface cross-linked micelles fabricated from amphiphilic brush copolymers". Biomacromolecules 2004, 5(5), 1736-1744.
  • Xu, P.; Van Kirk, E.A.; Murdoch, W.J.; Zhan, Y.; Li, S.; Ren, J.; Radosz, M.; Shen, Y. "Anticancer Efficacies of Cisplatin Nanocarriers". Pharmaceutical Research, documented.
  • Xu, P.; Van Kirk, E.A.; Murdoch, W.J.; Li, S.; Ren, J.; Radosz, M.; Shen, Y. "Core-surface crosslinked nanoparticles as drug delivery carrier". International Journal of Pharmacy, submitted.

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