Nouryon Nordic prize winner Dr Sabrina Valetti

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Nanologica proudly acknowledges Dr Sabrina Valetti as recipient of the Nouryon Nordic prize for her research Mesoporous silica particles for enhanced and controlled drug release in severe bacterial infection. The Nouryon Nordic Prize acknowledges outstanding research in physical chemistry and colloid science.

Dr Valetti conducted her research on mesoporous silica particles at Nanologica AB during 2014-2016, as recipient of the prestigious Marie Curie Post Doc fellowship. Together with her supervisor Adj. Prof Adam Feiler, CTO Nanologica, the work focused on improving drug bioavailability through formulation using mesoporous silica particles (porous particles with pores in the nanometre size range). Encapsulation of drugs into the porous silica particles enhances their solubility and leads to better uptake.

Today, as many antibiotics become ineffective through over-use, there is a critical need to improve efficacy and prevent bacteria resistance. The use of mesoporous silica particles for formulation of antibiotics has the potential to extend the application of existing drugs by overcoming the challenges of resistance strains of bacteria as well as paving the way for new formulations of emerging antibiotics”, says Nanologica’s CTO Adj. Professor Adam Feiler.

The award is presented at the Symposium on Surface Chemistry and Materials Science in Malmö on October 24. 

For further information, please contact:

Andreas Bhagwani, CEO Nanologica
Ph: +46 70 316 17 02 or e-mail: 

About Nanologica AB (publ)
Nanologica was founded in 2004 and is a nanotechnology company developing nanoporous silica particles for applications within life science. Nanologica is world-leading in controlling the shape, size and type of porosity of silica particles. This knowledge is applied within drug delivery and chromatography (a separation technique used in drug development and drug production). The company’s mission is to contribute to better and cheaper treatments for patients worldwide through the technology platform NLAB Silica™. Nanologica’s stock (NICA) is listed on Spotlight Stock Market. For further information, please visit

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