Ismael D. Bianco, Ph.D.

Title
Professor
Department
Center for Excellence in Products and Processes
Institution
National University of La Rioja
Address
Pabellon CEPROCOR - Complejo Hospitalario Santa Maria
Santa Maria de Punilla - CP 5164
City
Cordoba
Country
Argentina
E-mail
ibianco[at]ceprocor.uncor.edu
Website
http://www.ceprocor.com/
Research Field
Biochemistry
Award Year
1992
Country Of Origin
Argentina
Mentor Name
Edward A. Dennis, Ph.D.

Research

We are interested in the use of biopolymers for the development of new pharmaceutical, veterinary and food products. Our work is focused in:-Characterization of the interactions among positively charged biopolymers with lipid and protein complexes, model membranes and cells;-Studies on the interactions between a cationic amphipathic acrylic polymer with DNA, protein and lipid complexes and viruses;-Studies on the effects of cationic polymers in the mucosal immune system to explore the potential uses of these polymers to treat intestinal injury and autoimmune diseases;-Development of new controlled-release systems for steroid (progesterone) and peptidic (FSH) hormones for the control of the estrous cycle in livestock;-Design of tissue-bulking biocompatible hydrogels for the treatment of vesicoureteral reflux and urinary incontinence;-Protein and hydrotropic nanoparticles for the aqueous delivery of hydrophobic drugs.