Nanotechnology Project

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Environment, Health and Safety Research

Blood and cardiovascular effects of nanoparticles

Project Information

Principal InvestigatorKen Donaldson
InstitutionUniversity of Edinburgh
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Relevance to ImplicationsHigh
Class of NanomaterialEngineered Nanomaterials
Impact SectorHuman Health
Broad Research Categories Hazard
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Funding Information

Anticipated Total Funding$153,251.00
Annual Funding$76,625.50
Funding SourceEU
Funding MechanismExtramural
Funding SectorGovernment
Start Year2005
Anticipated End Year2007


The aim of this project is to examine a specially engineered panel of gold nanoparticle types varying in size and surface for their ability to cause blood clotting and endothelial cell activation