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Posted: February 9, 2008

Nanotechnology short courses on revolutionizing medicine

(Nanowerk News) The Institute of Nanotechnology (IoN) and Cranfield University, both in the UK, have teamed up to present a novel and innovative series of short training courses in nanomedicine.
The series starts on April 18, 2008 in London with an introductory one-day "What is Nanomedicine?" module which will provide those with an existing involvement or interest in medicine or medical science with a broad overview of some of the most important aspects of, and developments in, the rapidly growing new field of nanomedicine. This course will give insights into the application of nanoscience and nanotechnology to:
  • medical imaging
  • in vitro diagnostics
  • biosensors and in vivo diagnostics
  • regenerative medicine
  • advanced and "smart" medical materials
  • drug design and targeted delivery
  • specialist medical fields, e.g. cardiovascular medicine and oncology
  • Course presenters :
  • Professor Shervanthi Homer-Vanniasinkam: Clinical Sub-Dean, Leeds University Medical School and Professor of Translational Vascular Medicine, University of Bradford
  • Professor Tony Turner: Distinguished Professor of Biotechnology and Professor of Biosensor Technology at Cranfield University
  • Richard Moore: Head of Nanomedicine & Lifesciences, Institute of Nanotechnology
  • Forthcoming courses in the series:
    Course Module 2: Nanotechnology, Drug Delivery and Theranostics, London (June 19, 2008) This one-day course, presented in collaboration with the London School of Pharmacy, will outline how nanoscience and nanotechnology can be used to improve the precision and effectiveness of drug targeting to reduce toxicity and increase the effectiveness of drugs, in cancer and other diseases.
    Course Module 3: NanoBiosensors, Cranfield (May 27, 2008) This one-day course, delivered in partnership with Cranfield University, will cover the application of nanotechnology to highly sensitive, miniature analytical devices that incorporate biological material, biologically-derived materials and biomimetic materials.
    Course Module 4: Nanodiagnostics, Glasgow (July 24, 2008) A one-day course, delivered in collaboration with Strathclyde University, which will review new developments n nanotechnology as applied to IVDs, including lab-on-a-chip devices, DNA chips, nanoarrays, etc.
    Course Module 5: Regenerative Medicine, London (September 5, 2008) A one-day course covering the latest advances in tissue engineering, and cell and gene therapy. Hear about nanoscaffolds, cell growth stimulation, controlled vascularization and “advanced therapy medicinal products”
    Source: Institute of Nanotechnology
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