INNOVATION GRANT FOR JAI PRAKASH TO DEVELOP A NOVEL KIDNEY TARGETING SYSTEM

Jai Prakash has obtained an Innovation grant of EUR 100,000 from Dutch Kidney Foundation for developing a novel kidney targeting system which could be potentially applied for diagnosis and treatment of chronic kidney diseases. The research project will be conducted in close collaboration with Professor Harry van Goor (University Medical Centre Groningen). Currently there are limited ways to diagnose and almost no ways to treat chronic kidney disease. As proposed in this project, specific cell types in fibrotic kidneys will be targeted using ligand-modified nanoparticles. Success of this project can provide new tools for the development of novel diagnostics and therapeutics for chronic kidney disease.