Research & Development
Cardiol is collaborating with researchers and opinion leaders at international centers of excellence to leverage multidisciplinary expertise in drug delivery, drug formulation, nanotherapeutics, cardiac physiology, and heart failure. Our research collaborations provide Cardiol with the optimal platform on which to pursue the commercial development of new therapies for heart failure.
DeBakey Heart & Vascular Center
Cardiol is conducting experimental research at the Houston Methodist DeBakey Heart & Vascular Center, designed to investigate the activity of the Company’s proprietary nanotechnology in a model of non-ischemic cardiomyopathy.
The Houston Methodist DeBakey Heart & Vascular Center is recognized internationally as a center of excellence for the treatment of heart failure. The center was the birthplace of cardiovascular bypass surgery in 1964 and is currently ranked the 14th best hospital for care in cardiology and heart surgery out of 5,028 hospitals in the United States.
University of Alberta
Cardiol’s research program at the University of Alberta is focused on the development of proprietary nanoformulations of anti-inflammatory drugs designed to enhance the compatibility of drugs with the aqueous blood circulation, improve pharmacokinetics, and increase drug concentration at the site of disease.
Our research program is being conducted under the direction of Dr. Afsaneh Lavasanifar, Professor in the Pharmaceutical Sciences at the University of Alberta, and a recognized expert in pharmaceutics, nanomedicines, and drug formulation.
In 2007, the University of Alberta and the Government of Canada collaborated to create the National Institute of Nanotechnology, the mission of which is to transform nanoscience ideas into novel, sustainable nanotechnology solutions.
TecSalud del Tecnológico de Monterrey
Cardiol is collaborating with TecSalud del Tecnológico de Monterrey (TecSalud) on research and development of proprietary nanotherapeutics for the treatment of heart failure. The primary objective of this collaboration is to develop the experimental evidence necessary to support advancing breakthrough nanomedicines for heart failure into clinical development during 2019.
TecSalud is committed to delivering outstanding patient care with four cutting-edge academic medical centers that combine innovative research, clinical services, and education.
TecSalud has collaborative relationships with the Houston Methodist DeBakey Heart & Vascular Center and the University of Calgary, and has established a formal agreement with the Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT) to promote research and development in nanoscience and nanotechnology in Mexico.