Radiochemistry and Nuclear Imaging Group, CIC biomaGUNE, San Sebastián, Spain
Keywords of expertise: 1. Radiochemistry, 2. Molecular imaging, 3. Positron emission tomography, 4. Nanotechnology
Golden Paragraph: Jordi Llop is Principal Investigator and Head of Radiochemistry at CIC biomaGUNE. The primary research activity of Jordi in SimInhale is the development of radiolabelling strategies for the incorporation of positron and gamma emitters into nanoparticles for subsequent investigation of the regional distribution in the lungs after aerosol inhalation using a combination of in vivo imaging modalities, namely Positron Emission Tomography (PET) and Single Photon Emission Computerised Tomography (SPECT). Dr. Llop is interested in investigating different drug administration systems and compare the local and regional distribution in the lungs, as well as translocation of the labelled species to the blood torrent and remote organs. In collaboration with other SimInhale members, Jordi is pursuing the development of strategies for radiolabelling solid lipid nanoparticles (SLNs) to be investigated as drug carriers for the treatment of lung cancer.