ProjectNanoMag - Nanometrology Standardization Methods for Magnetic Nanoparticles

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NanoMag - Nanometrology Standardization Methods for Magnetic Nanoparticles

The objectives of the EU financed NanoMag project (FP7-NMP-2013-LARGE-7) are to standardize, improve and redefine analyzing methods of magnetic nanoparticles. Using improved manufacturing technologies, synthesized magnetic nanoparticles with specific properties will be analyzed with a multitude of characterization techniques (focusing on both structural as well as magnetic properties). Bringing the results together will give a self-consistent picture which describes how structural and magnetic properties are interrelated. All of the NanoMag results will be used to define standard measurements and techniques which are necessary for defining a magnetic nanoparticle system and for quality control. The application areas of magnetic nanoparticles in the NanoMag project is focused on biomedical applications, for instance biosensing (detection of different biomarkers), contrast substance in tomography methods (Magnetic Resonance Imaging, Magnetic Particle Imaging) and magnetic hyperthermia (for cancer therapy).

NanoMag brings together Europe’s and internationally leading experts in; manufacturing of magnetic single-core nanoparticles and magnetic multi-core particles, analyzing and characterization of magnetic nanostructures and national metrology institutes. In the NanoMag consortium we have gathered partners within research institutes, universities and metrology institutes, all carrying out front end research and developing applications in the field of magnetic nanoparticles.

The NanoMag project started in November 2013 and will continue until November 2017 with a total budget of 100 MSEK. The NanoMag consortium is: Acreo Swedish ICT AB, Swedish ICT Research AB, University College London, Uppsala Universitet, Agencia Estatal Consejo Superior De Investigaciones Cientificas, Micromod Partikel-Technologie GmbH, Danmarks Tekniske Universitet, Universidad De Cantabria, Chalmers Tekniska Högskola AB, Bundesanstalt Fuer Materialforschung Und–Pruefung, Technische Universitaet Braunschweig, Nanopet Pharma GmbH, Solve Research & Consultancy AB, Universitaet Zu Luebeck, Technische Universiteit Eindhoven, Physikalisch-Technische Bundesanstalt, SP Sveriges Tekniska Forskningsinstitut AB, NPL Management Limited.

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