Bio Nanotech 2010 Nanotech 2010

Neurology Nanotech

Drug Delivery & Therapeutics

Symposium Chairs

Gabriel A. Silva Gabriel A. Silva
Assistant Professor
Departments of Bioengineering and Ophthalmology and Neurosciences
University of California, San Diego
Sarah Tao Sarah L. Tao
Senior Research Engineer, MEMS Design
Draper Laboratory

Symposium Sessions

Tuesday June 22

3:30 TechConnect Corporate Partnering
3:30 US-Korea TechConnect
4:00 Poster Session and TechConnect Expo (4:00 - 6:00)

Wednesday June 23

10:00 Networking Coffee Break
10:30 Nanotechnology for Neurology
4:00 Poster Session and TechConnect Expo Reception (4:00 - 6:00) - Expo Hall
6:00 TechConnect Innovation Showcase Reception (6:00 - 8:00) - Ballroom 3rd Floor

Thursday June 24

10:00 TechConnect Innovation Showcase Coffee Break - Ballroom 3rd Floor
5:00 TechConnect Investment Networking Reception - Second Floor

Symposium Program

Tuesday June 22

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3:30TechConnect Corporate PartneringRoom 207 D
Session chair: Marjan Kraak, ETH Zurich, CH
3:30P&G TechConnect Partnering
S. Meller, Procter & Gamble, US
3:50Medtronic TechConnect Partnering
G. Muramoto, Medtronic, US
4:10Merck TechConnect Partnering
Y. Weiss, Merck, US
4:30GE Healthcare TechConnect Partnering
J. DeForrest, GE Healthcare, US
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3:30US-Korea TechConnectRoom 206 A
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4:00Poster Session and TechConnect Expo (4:00 - 6:00)Expo Hall

Wednesday June 23

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10:00Networking Coffee BreakFoyer 2nd Floor
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10:30Nanotechnology for NeurologyRoom 201 C
10:30Engineering Virus-Like Nanoparticles for Targeting the Central Nervous System
G. Battaglia, University of Sheffield, UK
10:50Multifunctional Polymer Nanospheres for Multimodal Imaging and Drug Delivery
C.W. Evans, M.J. Latter, C.L. Raston, A.R. Harvey, S.A. Dunlop, M. Fitzgerald, K.S. Iyer, The University of Western Australia, AU
11:10In vivo distribution and glial activation of various types of functionalized carbon nanotubes within the brain parenchyma
A. Nunes, K.T. Al-Jamal, G. Bardi, A. Bianco, M. Prato, T. Pizzorusso, K. Kostarelos, Nanomedicine Lab, UK
11:30Functional motor recovery from brain ischemic insult by carbon nanotube-mediated siRNA silencing
K.T. Al-Jamal, L. Gherardini, G. Bardi, A. Nunes, C. Guo, M.A. Herrero, A. Bianco, M. Prato, T. Pizzorusso, K. Kostarelos, The School of Pharmacy, UK
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4:00Poster Session and TechConnect Expo Reception (4:00 - 6:00) - Expo HallExpo Hall
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6:00TechConnect Innovation Showcase Reception (6:00 - 8:00) - Ballroom 3rd FloorBallroom BC

Thursday June 24

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10:00TechConnect Innovation Showcase Coffee Break - Ballroom 3rd FloorBallroom BC
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5:00TechConnect Investment Networking Reception - Second FloorFoyer 2nd Floor

Synopsis

Nanoscale technologies have a potential revolutionary impact into the basic understanding, visualization and therapeutic applications of neuroscience. The special symposium on Nanotechnology to Neuroscience will deliver the state of the art in nanotechnology applications towards the development of therapies and pharmaceuticals for the treatment of neurological disorders, taking advantage of the nanoscale structure of neural cells (both neurons and glia). The symposium will include technologies such as quantum dots and other nanotechnologies that can visualize, measure, and track the molecular structure and dynamics of both intracellular and extracellular processes in neural cells. Technologies will be presented that are designed and used to regulate, influence, and modify cellular neural properties such as directed growth, proliferation, secretion of specific factors, differentiation, etc. A focus on technologies aimed at the delivery of molecules (eg. pharmaceuticals, genetic material, etc.) targeted to the nervous system will be covered, with a particular focus on delivery to the central nervous system and neural retina. Finally, topics such as nano-neural interfaces will be covered, both from a hardware and software (ie. algorithm) perspective aimed at highly sophisticated informational interfaces with neural cells and the nervous system.

For more information, please contact Gabriel Silva

Topics & Application Areas

  • Neural Cell Nanostructure for Therapies
  • Nanoscale Visualization for Neurology
  • Regulating Neural Cell Properties
  • Drug Delivery to Nervous System
  • Nano-Neural Interfaces & Prosthesis
  • Modeling of Nanoscale Neuroscience
  • Other

Journal Submissions

Nanomedicine Journal

Nanomedicine: Nanotechnology, Biology and Medicine (Nanomedicine)

Nanomedicine: Nanotechnology, Biology and Medicine (Nanomedicine) is a newly established, international, peer-reviewed journal published quarterly. Nanomedicine publishes basic, clinical, and engineering research in the innovative field of nanomedicine. Article categories include basic nanomedicine, diagnostic nanomedicine, experimental nanomedicine, clinical nanomedicine, and engineering nanomedicine, pharmacological nanomedicine.

For consideration into the Nanomedicine: Nanotechnology, Biology and Medicine journal please select the “Submit to Nanomedicine: Nanotechnology, Biology and Medicine” button during the on-line submission procedure.

Nanoparticle Research

Journal of Nanoparticle Research

Selected Nanotech Proceedings papers will be reviewed and invited into a Special Issue of Journal of Nanoparticle Research. The journal disseminates knowledge of the physical, chemical and biological phenomena and processes in nanoscale structures.

For consideration into this Special Issue of Journal of Nanoparticle Research, please select the “Submit to Journal of Nanoparticle Research” button during the on-line submission procedure.

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