Indigenous Medicine, Natural Products and Nanomedicine

Science and technology together with nature to battle cancer  

The UB Center for Integrated Global Biomedical Sciences (CIGBS) is collaborating with the University of the West Indies on a way to identify indigenous compounds with anticancer properties. The center will focus on nanomedicine approaches that maximize therapeutic benefit and minimize drug toxicity.

Its multidisciplinary program will focus on innovative formulations and tissue-targeted nanocarrier systems. Researchers will draw from the fields of biochemistry, analytical chemistry, proteomics, bioengineering, nanotechnology and pharmaceutical sciences as they work to develop, patent and commercialize cancer diagnostics and therapeutics.