Dr. Ramaswamy was selected as the USA collaborator of an awarded, FP7-IRSES HEPTAG EXCHANGE Program grant. The main purpose of the HEPTAG EXCHANGE is to enable the development of biomarker-functionalized vehicles through project owners’ and researchers’ networking, information exchange and technology transfer. The project is funded within the 7th Framework Program of the Directory General Research of the European Commission under number FP7-PEOPLE-2011-IRSES-295218. This exchange programme comprises 50 person-months, over four years from 2012 to 2015.
FP7-HEPTAG EXCHANGE Program consists of a consortium of four universities:
1. Sichuan University, China
2. University of Navarra , Spain (Universidad de Navarra, España)
3. Florida International University (FIU), USA
4. University of Wolverhampton, UK
Dr. Ramaswamy is directing the research activities from the FIU side, primarily focused on super paramagnetic iron oxide labeling of
cells for targeted cell therapy of liver cancer. The project title is: Targeted delivery for liver cancer treatment (Heptag exchange). The
project PI is Dr. James Z. Tang from the University of Wolverhampton. The project funding is €105,000.


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November 23rd, 2019

Publication in Tissue Engineering Part A

Congratulations to 1st author Brittany Gonzalez and our co-author lab alumni, Elnaz, Omkar, Antonio and Andres for their accepted paper […]

October 29th, 2019

NSF Engineering Research Center (ERC) funding

The CV-PEUTICS lab has been awarded funding from NSF via joining the NSF Engineering Research Center (ERC) in Cellular Metamaterials […]

October 23rd, 2019

Brittany Gonzalez completes her BME PhD proposal defense

Congrats to Brittany for successfully completing her BME PhD proposal defense!

October 23rd, 2019

Participation in 2019 BMES conference

The CV-PEUTICS Lab was well-represented at the Biomedical Engineering Society Annual Fall Meeting (BMES), October Philadelphia, PA, October 16th -19th […]

October 15th, 2019

2019 BME Undergraduate Research Day

Congrats to Ariadna for her 1st author abstract/poster winning first prize at this year’s BME undergraduate research day!  The title […]

September 23rd, 2019

Dr. Ramaswamy awarded Faculty Award for Excellence in Mentorship

Dr. Ramaswamy was awarded a Faculty Award for Excellence in Mentorship at the College of Engineering and Computing at FIU, […]

August 23rd, 2019

TEMIM lab’s name change

The TEMIM Lab has officially changed its name to the Cardiovascular Therapeutics Laboratory or the CV-PEUTICS Lab.  The intention of […]

August 20th, 2019

Publication in ProClinS Cardiology

The CV-PEUTICS Lab published the following journal paper: Williams A, Ramaswamy S: A comparison of the oscillatory shear index on […]

August 2nd, 2019

BME-CURE program inductees

Congratulations to CV-PEUTICS Lab BME-CURE program inductees: Amanda (Researcher), Alexi (Researcher) , Adriana (Trainee) and Liz (Trainee)!

July 3rd, 2019

Denise Medina completes BME-PhD qualifying exam

Congratulations to Denise for passing her BME-PhD qualifying exam!