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B5. Nanotechnology in Medicine

 

Nanotechnology has begun to revolutionize medicine in terms of advanced disease prevention, detection, and treatment. This is because nanomaterials possess unique surface energetics to interact with living systems, can penetrate cells and parts of cells, avoid immune system clearance, pass the blood-brain-barrier, are easily functionalized, possess improved properties for detection (such as magnetic or electrical), and so much more.

 

This session will cover how nanomaterials are advancing many areas of medicine including but not limited to cancer, diabetes, cardiovascular diseases, neural diseases, infection, tissue engineering, regenerative medicine, implantable and external sensors, in vitro diagnostic tools, drug delivery, disease prevention strategies, etc.

 

 

Proposed Session Topics:

  • Nanomedicine strategies for disease prevention, detection, and treatment
  • Improved nanomaterials for cancer treatment
  • Tissue growth strategies using nanomaterials
  • Better nanoparticles for drug delivery
  • Implantable and external sensors using nanomaterials

 

Organizers:

  • Thomas J. Webster, Department of Chemical Engineering, Northeastern University, USA, webster@neu.edu
  • Yupeng Chang, University of Connecticut, USA
  • Erik Taylor, Boston University, USA
  • Linlin Sun, Northeastern University, USA

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