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6935393_Ngoc Mai VU. Final Thesis.pdf (193.87 MB)

Development of Microfluidic Vascular and Tumour Models to Study Biological Interactions of Nanoparticles with Different Physicochemical Properties

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posted on 2018-08-06, 04:34 authored by NGOC MAI VU
In this thesis, microfluidic systems which mimic blood vessels and tumour areas are developed to bridge the gap between conventional cell culture assays and animal models. The interactions of polymeric nanocarriers with different physicochemical properties and cells presented in the vessel wall and tumour tissue under exposure to the flow are examined. Our findings indicate critical roles of not only particle properties (size and surface chemistry), but also biological properties (flow conditions or leaky nature of tumour vessels) in nano-bio interactions. Therefore, these microfluidic systems are shown to be promising models for preclinical screening of potential drug delivery carriers.


Campus location


Principal supervisor

Thomas Paul

Additional supervisor 1

John Quinn

Additional supervisor 2

Nghia Truong

Year of Award


Department, School or Centre

Drug Delivery, Disposition and Dynamics


Master of Pharmaceutical Science

Degree Type



Faculty of Pharmacy and Pharmaceutical Sciences