OMVs encapsulated in polymers for controlled release
Putnam Lab bonding on ski trip to Greek Peak
Our group work involving controlled drug delivery
The Putnam Lab is engineering a new vaccine adjuvant system utilizing bacterially derived outer membrane vesicles. Current projects involve vaccines to control feral cat populations and vaccines to protect against influenza.
controlled drug delivery
Controlled release systems are being developed to improve targeting to specific cell types. Projects include targeting drugs to the blood brain barrier and targeting drugs to macrophages.
Polymers such as dihydroxyacetone (DHA) and polyethylene glycol (PEG) are being used to create biomimetic polymers. These polymers are being exploited to create diverse products, such as hemostatic agents and synthetic lubricen.