Group of Professor Nicolas Bertrand

Regular member

Manager training

  • Doctorate, University of Montreal, 2011
  • Post-Doctorate, Massachusetts Institute of Technology, 2011-2015

Laboratory name

Laboratory of nanopharmacology and pharmaceutical nanosciences

Affiliation Department

Pharmacological faculty

Other affiliations

  • Endocrinology and Nephrology Axis – Quebec University Hospital Research Center – Laval University

Granting organization(s)

  • Natural Sciences and Engineering Research Council Canada
  • Canadian Foundation for Innovation
  • John R. Evans Leaders Fund (FLJR)
  • Quebec Research Fund – Health

What does the laboratory do

We develop and characterize technological platforms aimed at improving the effectiveness and safety of active pharmaceutical ingredients. We are interested in the development of nano and biomaterials and the study of their interactions with the environment. Our research activities concern the chemistry of polymers, the preparation of nanomaterials, as well as the characterization of their fate in the blood circulation of several animal models.


  • Nanomedicine
  • Pharmaceutical vectorization
  • Physicochemical formulation
  • Pharmacokinetics and nanopharmacology

Service(s) offered in research and development (R&D)

  • Development of pharmaceutical formulations
  • Pharmacokinetic and biodistribution studies

Industrial research collaborations

  • 2016-Today: Ovensa Inc

Contact details

Département de pharmacie
Université Laval
Pavillon Ferdinand-Vandry, bureau 2483
1050, avenue de la Médecine
Québec QC
Canada G1V 0A6

Phone: 418 656-2131 poste 407042