Welcome to the Center for Pharmaceutical Biotechnology and Nanomedicine!

The Center for Pharmaceutical Biotechnology and Nanomedicine was created to perform studies at the juncture of two fast-growing scientific areas: biotechnology and nanomedicine. The Center is directed by Dr. Vladimir Torchilin, University Distinguished Professor of Pharmaceutical Sciences.
This Center aims to host and coordinate research in pharmaceutical nanocarriers, controlled drug and gene delivery, drug targeting, intracellular targeting, experimental medical imaging, and cancer immunology, and train young researches in these areas.
Research at the Center is strongly supported by grants from the NIH, research foundations and industry.
Over the years, students and researchers from many countries were working in our labs including India, China, Germany, Denmark, Turkey, Israel, Egypt, Argentina, Italy, Russia, Spain, Ireland, Taiwan, Armenia, Georgia, and others.

Names of Institutions and countries we had/have collaborations


Argentina, Bariloche, INTA EEA Bariloche – IFAB (INTA-CONICET) Veterinary Nanomedicine Lab.

Argentina, Buenos Aires, Instituto de Biotecnología, Centro de Investigaciones en Ciencias Veterinarias y Agronómicas, INTA-Castelar.

Argentina, Buenos Aires, Virology Institute, Center for Research in Veterinary and Agronomic Sciences, National Institute for Agricultural Technology (INTA),

Australia, Brisbane, School of Chemistry and Molecular Biosciences, The University of Queensland.

Australia, New South Wales, Mothers and Babies Research Centre, University of Newcastle.

Australia, St. Lucia, Institute for Molecular Bioscience, The University of Queensland.

Australia, Woolloongabba, School of Pharmacy, Pharmacy Australia Centre of Excellence, The University of Queensland.

Bangladesh, Sylhet, Department of Chemistry, Shah Jalal University of Science and Technology.

Belgium, Ghent, Centre for Nano- and Biophotonics, Ghent University.

Belgium, Ghent, Laboratory of General Biochemistry and Physical Pharmacy, Faculty of Pharmacy, Ghent University.

Belgium, Heidestraat, Laboratory of Gene Therapy, Department of Nutrition, Genetics and Ethology, Faculty of Veterinary Medicine, Ghent University.

Belgium, Laarbeeklaan, Department of Cell Biology, Liver cell biology lab, Free University Brussels.

Brazil, Belo Horizonte, Department of Phamaceutics, Faculty of Pharmacy, Federal University of Minas Gerais.

Brazil, Brasilia, CAPES Foundation, Ministry of Education of Brazil.

Brazil, Brasília, Department of Genetic and Morphology, Biological Sciences Institute Brasília University.

Brazil, Brasília, Laboratory of Biophysics, Institute of Biology, University of Brasília.

Brazil, Brasília, Laboratory of Nanobiotecnology, Institute of Biology, University of Brasília.

Brazil, Brasília, University of Brasília, Campus Ceilândia (FCE) Centro Metropolitano.

Brazil, Ponta Grossa, Pharmaceutical Sciences Department, State University of Ponta Grossa.

Brazil, San Paulo, São Carlos Institute of Physics, University of São Paulo.

Brazil, São Paulo, Physic Institute, University of São Paulo.

China, Beijing, Department of Ultrasound, Peking University School of Oncology, Beijing Cancer Hospital, and Institute.

China, Changsha, Xiangya Hospital, Central South University.

China, Nanchang, State Key Laboratory of Innovative Drug and Efficient Energy-Saving Pharmaceutical Equipment, Jiangxi University of Traditional Chinese Medicine.

China, Shenyang, School of Pharmacy, Shenyang Pharmaceutical University.

China, Xi’an, Department of Pharmaceutical Chemistry and Pharmaceutical Analysis, School of Pharmacy, Fourth Military Medical University.

Denmark, Aarhus, Department of Biomedicine, Aarhus University.

Denmark, Aarhus, Department of Clinical Biochemistry, Aarhus University Hospital.

Denmark, Lyngby, Department of Micro- and Nanotechnology, Center for Nanomedicine and Theranostics, Technical University of Denmark.

Egypt, Cairo, Department of Pharmaceutics and Pharmaceutical Technology, Faculty of Pharmacy, Egyptian Russian University.

Egypt, Giza, Biophysics and Laser Science Unit, Research Institute of Ophthalmology.

Egypt, Giza, Pharmacology Department, Medical Division, National Research Centre.

Germany, Bonn, LIMES Institute, Program Unit Chemical Biology and Medicinal Chemistry, University of Bonn.

Germany, Munich, Pharmaceutical Biotechnology, Department of Pharmacy, Center of Drug Research, Ludwig-Maximilians-University.

India, Hyderabad, Department of Pharmacy, Birla Institute of Technology and Sciences—Pilani, Hyderabad Campus.

India, Pune, National Chemical Laboratory.

Iran, Tehran, Pharmaceutical Sciences Research Center, Shahid Beheshti University of Medical Sciences.

Iran, Zanjan, Zanjan Pharmaceutical Nanotechnology Research Center, School of Pharmacy, Pharmaceutical Biomaterials Department, Zanjan University of Medical Sciences.

Israel, Jerusalem, Department of Radiology, Hadassah Hebrew University Medical Center.

Italy, Bari, Department of Medicinal Chemistry, School of Pharmacy, University of Bari.

Italy, Naples, Department of Pharmacy, University of Naples Federico II.

Italy, Padova, Department of Pharmaceutical Sciences, University of Padova.

Italy, Rome, Department of Drug Chemistry and Technology, ‘‘Sapienza’’ University of Rome.

Pakistan, Bahawalpur, Department of Pharmaceutics, Faculty of Pharmacy, The Islamia University of Bahawalpur.

Poland, Wroclaw, Laboratory of Lipids and Liposomes, Department of Biotechnology, University of Wroclaw.

Puerto Rico, Mayagües, College of Engineering, University of Puerto Rico.

Russia Moscow, Department of Oncology, Radiotherapy and Plastic Surgery, I.M. Sechenov First Moscow State Medical University (Sechenov University).

Russia, Dolgoprudny, Laboratory for Advanced Studies of Membrane Proteins, Moscow Institute of Physics and Technology.

Russia, Moscow, Federation, Faculty of Basic Medicine M.V. Lomonosov Moscow State University.

Saudi Arabia, Jeddah, Department of Biochemistry, Faculty of Science, King Abdulaziz University.

Spain, Barcelona, Materials Engineering Group (GEMAT), Chemical Institute of Sarrià the Ramon Llull University.

Spain, Pamplona, Department of Pharmacy and Pharmaceutical Technology, School of Pharmacy, University of Navarra.

Spain, Zaragoza, Centro de Investigación Biomédica en Red en Bioingeniería, Biomateriales y Nanomedicina (CIBER-BBN),

Turkey, Ankara, Department of Nuclear Medicine, Faculty of Medicine, Hacettepe University.

Turkey, Ankara, Department of Oncology, Faculty of Medicine, Hacettepe University.

Turkey, Ankara, Department of Pharmaceutical Technology, Faculty of Pharmacy, Hacettepe University.

Turkey, Ankara, Department of Radiopharmacy, Faculty of Pharmacy, Hacettepe University.

United Arab Emirates, Ajman, Department of Pharmaceutical Sciences, College of Pharmacy, Gulf Medical University.



Auburn, AL, Department of Pathobiology, College of Veterinary Medicine.

Baltimore, MD, Department of Biochemistry and Molecular Biology, University of Maryland.

Baltimore, MD, Department of Neurology, Johns Hopkins University.

Boston, MA, Department of Biochemistry, Tufts University School of Medicine,

Boston, MA, Department of Cell Biology, Harvard Medical School.

Boston, MA, Department of Developmental, Molecular and Chemical Biology, Tufts University School of Medicine.

Boston, MA, Department of Pathology, Brigham, and Women’s Hospital.

Boston, MA, Department of Pharmaceutical Sciences, Massachusetts College of Pharmacy and Health Sciences.

Boston, MA, Department of Radiation Oncology, Dana-Farber Cancer Institute, Harvard Medical School.

Boston, MA, Departments of Biological Chemistry and Molecular Pharmacology and Cell Biology, Harvard Medical School.

Boston, MA, Departments of Radiology and Neurology, Neuroprotection Research Laboratory, Massachusetts General Hospital, Harvard Medical School.

Boston, MA, Laboratory for Minimally Invasive Tumor Therapies, Department of Radiology, Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center.

Boston, MA, Medical Center, Harvard Medical School, 330 Brookline Ave,

Boston, MA, Neuroscience Center, Massachusetts General Hospital, Harvard Medical School.

Boston, MA, Transplantation Research Center, Children’s Hospital Boston, Harvard Medical School.

Boston, MA, Vertex Pharmaceuticals.

Bronx, NY, Department of Anatomy and Structural Biology and Gruss-Lipper Biophotonics Center, Albert Einstein College of Medicine.

Cary, NC, Calvert Research Institute LLC,

Chicago, IL, Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology/Section of Gynecologic Oncology, University of Chicago.

Detroit, MI, Department of Pharmaceutical Sciences, Eugene Applebaum College of Pharmacy and Health Sciences, Wayne State University.

Detroit, MI, Molecular Therapeutics Program, Barbara Ann Karmanos Cancer Institute.

Galveston, TX, Biomolecular Resource Facility and Department of Biochemistry and Molecular Biology, The University of Texas Medical Branch.

Houston, TX, Department of Bioengineering, Rice University.

Houston, TX, Department of Experimental Therapeutics, University of Texas M.D. Anderson Cancer Center.

Houston, TX, Department of Nanomedicine and Biomedical Engineering, University of Texas Health Science Center.

Iowa City, IA, Department of Radiation Oncology, Holden Comprehensive, University of Iowa.

Iowa City, IA, Cancer Center, University of Iowa, Iowa City, Iowa

Irvin, CA, Masimo Corp.

Kingsville, TX, Department of Pharmaceutical Sciences, Irma Lerma Rangel College of Pharmacy, Texas A&M University Health Science Center.

Little Rock, AR, Arkansas Nanomedicine Center, Phillips Classic Laser and Nanomedicine Laboratories, University of Arkansas for Medical Sciences.

Little Rock, AR, Department of Applied Science and Nanotechnology Center, University of Arkansas at Little Rock.

Los Angeles, CA, Immix Biopharma LLC.

Los Angeles, California, Department of Neurosurgery, Cedars-Sinai Medical Center.

New York, NY, Neuroscience Department, Albert Einstein College of Medicine.

Nutley, NJ, Hoffmann-La Roche Inc., Global Head Formulation Research (pRED).

Philadelphia, PA, Department of Systems Pharmacology and Translational Therapeutics, University of Philadelphia.

Philadelphia, PA, Division of Hematology, Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia.

Philadelphia, PA, Pulmonary, Allergy, & Critical Care Division, University of Philadelphia.

Ruston, LA, Institute for Micromanufacturing, Chemistry Department, Louisiana Tech University.

San Francisco, CA, USA, Nanoanalytical Laboratory.

Worcester, MA, Biomedical Research Models, Inc.

Worcester, MA, Department of Pathology, University of Massachusetts Medical School.