We aim to answer to the KEY RESEARCH QUESTION “Can we synthesize targeted nanoparticles inspired by tumor-derived EVs to achieve selective tissue targeting?” by achieving the following main OBJECTIVES: 

Key understanding

We propose a radical new vision to first understand and predict the targeting and functional properties of natural EVs 


We aim to design and produce new artificial EV-mimics with controlled uniform sizes and reproducible functions as a science-enabled technology


The MIMIC-KeY consortium is a well-balanced group made up by 4 universities, 2 research centers and 1 SME from 5 different European countries. 

The group is led by Politecnico di Torino (Italy)

The partners are:

Eindhoven University of Technology (Netherlands)

Istituto di Ricerche Farmacologiche Mario Negri (Italy)

Scuola Universitaria Professionale della Svizzera Italiana (Switzerland)

Universiteit Utrecht (Netherlands)

Fundacio Hospital Universitari Vall d’Hebron – Institut de Recerca (Spain)

Oxford Nanoimaging (UK)