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Del Borgo Laboratory

Macro Therapeutics Lab

Welcome to the Del Borgo Lab

The Macro Therapeutics lab centres around the design and delivery of macromolecules, in particular, synthetic peptides as drugs. Currently we are focusing on a delivery strategy to afford functional materials that can be tailored for applications in drug delivery and nanomedicine.

We're part of the Monash Biomedicine Discovery Institute, and a member of the Cardiovascular Disease and Neuroscience Programs, and the Department of Pharmacology.

Dr Mark Del Borgo

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Our research

The ability of peptides to self-assemble through non-covalent interactions spontaneously or in response to specific triggers has been the focus of researchers to build materials that can be applied to a range of applications. This allows for the tailoring of materials through the chemical modification of the peptide building blocks. We now have a wide number of ligands that can be attached to the peptide building blocks that will enable fine tuning of physiological function and material characteristics that is crucial for cell signalling, tissue integration and drug delivery.

  • Drug delivery using injectable β-peptide hydrogels to treat cardiovascular and neurological conditions

  • Encapsulation of stem cells and exosomes within β-peptide hydrogels as novel therapies

  • Generation of bioelectronic nanofibres

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