Academy of Finland
Funding decision
Name Vainio, Seppo
Organisation OY
Project title
NanoBioMass - “Natural Secreted Nano Vesicles as a Source of Novel Biomass Products for Circular Economy”
Decision No. 307533
Decision date 16.12.2016
Funding period 01.01.2017 - 31.12.2020
Funding 396 310
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Project description
This project targets novel and recently identified secreted nano- and microvesicle elements called collectively here the exosomes (EXs). The goal is to explore if the EXs that are widely present in organisms in nature would provide new types of BioMasses with great value for bioecomy. We evision that the EXs will offer fundamentally new opportunities not only to medicine as drug targeting products but also to several other fields. We will address these questions by focusing to milk EXs and those that are made bio organism to air serving as bioaerosols (BAs) since BAs are involved in air quality in a fundamental way. We will develop classifying EX filters from nanocellulosa as new tools for EX pufication based on the surface characterized EX proteome for bioeconomy. The objectives should benefit greatly of the the assembled multidisiplinary consortia bringing together expertise from the key areas for realization of the project tasks.