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Posted: September 23, 2008

Nanotechnology symposium: The big future of tiny medicine

(Nanowerk News) The newest and upcoming micro-devices used to heal.
WHO: Hosted by the Cornell NanoScale Facility and Weill Cornell Medical College
WHEN: Wednesday, September 24, from 2:00-5:30 PM
WHERE: Weill Auditorium, Weill Cornell Medical College, 1300 York Avenue (at 69th Street)
The symposium will examine the use of nano-and micro-fabrication tools and explore techniques for clinical and basic life sciences research, including the development of drug delivery systems, biosensors and fluidic devices, implantable devices, and tissue scaffolds with applications in medical diagnostics and imaging, treatment of cancer and other degenerative diseases, and in orthopedics and wound repair.
Experts in the field will present ongoing research and have "gizmos" on display, including implantable retinal devices to restore vision and micro-devices to study cellular interactions.
  • George Malliaras, Ph.D., the Lester B. Knight director of the NanoScale Facility, discussing, "The Cornell NanoScale Facility office at the Weill Cornell Medical College."
  • Michael Shuler, Ph.D., professor of chemical engineering and chair of biomedical engineering at Cornell University, on "Microfabrication, Cells and Tissues: Building Towards Better Therapies."
  • Lance Kam, Ph.D., assistant professor of biomedical engineering at Columbia University, on "Engineering Cell Function through Micro- and Nanofabrication"
  • Source: Cornell University