Nanostructured Materials for Health (MNaS)

Scientific strategy

The Nanostructured materials for Health group activities are focus on the design, development and characterization of new multi-scaled and multi-functional materials for health. One specificity of the group is its multidisciplinary approach bringing together skilled researchers in material chemistry as well as in the fields of pharmacy, formulation, dispersed systems, vectorization and biology in order to conduct inter disciplinary research at the interfaces of Chemistry -Biology-Pharmacy. This research is also done in close collaboration with the other groups of MACS and with different teams of ICGM, as well as with national and internationals groups through various partnerships.

Three major research axis are developed: the development of functional materials for the formulation and controlled release of active ingredients, the development of nanoparticle vectors, and finally biomimetic materials to the interface of biology and health. Whatever the area of application, these materials are characterized by multi-scale analysis techniques of the molecule to the material (# lien vers pages équipements ?). Nanostructured materials to size, shape and controlled area are developed to fit the biological environment for which they are intended depending on the application (pharmaceutical, cell, tissue engineering, cosmetology or modeling biological processes).


  • Formulation of active ingredients, new functionnal excipients, controlled-release systems
  • Nanoparticles, polymer micelles, liposomes, microparticles, films, surface modification
  • Inorganic hybrid materials / organic sol-gel chemistry
  • Biomimetic materials, biomimetic membranes, cell and tissue engineering

Former members and visitors

Gilmary Gallon (thèse, 2015-17) ; Ian Soulairol (thèse, 2015-17) ; Sophie Raisin (thèse, 2013-16) ; Estelle Rascol (thèse, 2013-16) ; Taher Hatahet (thèse, 2013-16) ; Nicolas Tarlier (thèse, 2012-16) ; Mandy Antoun (thèse, 2012-14) ; Saad Sené (thèse, 2011-2014) ; Naila Mebarek (thèse, 2010-13); Abdelkader Moury (thèse, 2010-13) ; Nadia Toumi (thèse, 2011-13) ; Rémi Vénéziano (thèse, 2010-13) Rita Vincente (post-doc, 2012-14) ; Emilie Gauliard (post-doc, 2016)

Institut Charles Gerhardt Montpellier - Direction

  • Pôle Chimie Balard Recherche
  • CC 043 - 1919 route de Mende
  • 34293 Montpellier cedex 5
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