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Efficient complexation of animal venom melittin with polymer carriers
Cationic amphiphilic animal venoms like melittin can be complexed with polyanionic nanoparticles to form potential therapeutic agents with high efficacy. Article was published in the European Polymer Journal.
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Phosphorus-Containing Polymers as Sensitive Biocompatible Probes for 31P Magnetic Resonance
The journal Molecules has published a study describing the synthesis and characterization of biocompatible phosphorus-containing polymers that can be used as highly sensitive probes in 31P MRI imaging of internal body structures.
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The effect of a protective coating of NaYF4:Yb,Er nanoparticles on biomedical properties
Upconverting NaYF4:Yb,Er nanoparticles modified by bisphosphonate-terminated poly(ethylene glycol) and Rose Bengal produced reactive oxygen species potentially to kill cancer cells.
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Prague Meeting on Tumor Therapy and Imaging
Between 19 and 21 March 2023, IMC has organized an international conference focused on the presentation of the recent results and sharing of experience in the field of cancer treatment and diagnostics.
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Polymer brushes based on N-methacryloxysuccinimide as platform for versatile post-polymerization modification
A new method for the synthesis of N-methacryloxysuccinimide based polymer brushes via surface-initiated atom-transfer radical polymerization and subsequent post-polymerization modification was presented in the journal Progress in Organic Coatings.
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Plasmonic Ag/Cu/PEG Nanofluids Prepared when Solids Meet Liquid in the Gas Phase
Journal Nanoscale Advances published an article describing an excellent platform for fundamental research on non-aqueous nanofluids, with metal-polymer and metal-metal interactions unperturbed by the presence of solvents or chemical residuals.
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A novel, temperature-independent polymer system for cell cultivation and non-destructive harvesting
An international team of scientists has succeeded in developing a new and universal, temperature-independent system for non-destructive cell harvesting. By biofunctionalization of polymer brushes, surfaces enabling adhesion, cultivation and subsequent on-demand harvesting of fibroblasts were prepared.
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Polymer-Antimicrobial Peptide Constructs with Tailored Drug-Release Behavior
Journal Pharmaceutics published an article presenting the design, synthesis, and preliminary biological evaluation of polymer-antibacterial peptide constructs.
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Polypyrrole-BariumFerriteMagnetic Cryogels for Water Purification
Researchers from the IMC synthesized efficient adsorbents for water purification due to their enhanced adsorption performance and the possibility of facilitated separation from solution by a magnetic field.
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New technology will make immunoassays faster, easier and cheaper
Scientists, in collaboration with industrial developers, have developed a technology that can prepare a fully synthetic polymer and make it significantly easier and cheaper to carry out analyses aimed at proving the presence of a pathogen or a specific antibody in the body.
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pH-Responsive giant polymeric vesicles prepared via polydimethylsiloxane (PDMS) microfluidics
An international team of researchers developed pH-responsive giant polymer vesicles.
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Controlled radical polymerization of 2-hydroxyethyl methacrylate in a non-polar solvent
Scientists from IMC described how 2-hydroxyethyl methacrylate (HEMA) can be polymerized rapidly in a controlled fashion generating high MW poly(HEMA) and providing direct access to amphiphilic copolymers.
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Dye labeling for optical imaging biases drug carriers' biodistribution and tumor uptake
Recently published study compares the biodistribution and tumor accumulation of four fluorescently labeled polymer conjugates and low molecular weight fluorescent labels in tumor cells.
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A new method of acid assisted polymerization
Journal of Materials Chemistry B has published a study presenting a new synthetic method for the fabrication of the PANI sensing layer for the potentiometric detection of iron.
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PhD projects
Registrations are now closed, applications are being evaluated and selected candidates will be invited for a personal interview.
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Wiley Encyklopedia: Micromechanical properties of polymers
Miroslav Šlouf, the head of the department of Polymer Morphology has written a new chapter for the 4th edition of the Encyklopedia of Polymer Science and Technology (Wiley).
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Macroporous conducting materials for supercapacitor applications
Journal Materials Chemistry and Physics has published a study on macroporous conducting materials for supercapacitor applications.
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Welcome Meeting: UNESCO/IUPAC Postgradual Course in Polymer Science
We have officially started the 27th run of the Postgraduate Course in Polymer Science, which we organize under the auspices of the Czech Academy of Sciences, UNESCO and IUPAC/International Union for Pure and Applied Chemistry.
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Polymers for energy accumulation systems
Researchers from the IMC described a new approach to using Al-ions for the accumulation of energy in an organic polymer–polyaniline (PANI).
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Gene therapy for patients with spinal cord injuries
An international team of scientists is continuing research on gene therapy for patients suffering from neuropathy. The results of the new study have been published in the journal Molecular Therapy.
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