Biotech & Pharma- Industry Focus Program

Some of the greatest opportunities and challenges in the biotechnology and pharmaceutical industries are dependent on innovations in materials development using both synthetic and biological sources: sensors and diagnostics, drug and gene delivery, novel devices, scaffolds, and biomimetics, materials for biotech processing.

Join industry partners and applied research leadership accelerating the development and deployment of new material solutions into products and society.

Featured Speakers:

Steven Xanthoudakis

Al Lauritano
BD Technologies

Monte Wetzel

Misti Ushio
Harris & Harris Group

Adah Almutairi
eLux Medical

David Giljohann

Lawrence Tamarkin
Cytimmune Sciences Inc.

Ronald R. Chance
Algenol Biofuels

Tim Zenk
Sapphire Energy

Travis Earlesi
Lockheed Martin

Patti Glaza
Arsenal Venture Partners

Ira Nydick

Innovation & Corporate Spotlight Program:

Track Sessions

Monday June 16

11:00Cancer Nanotechnology I
11:00Innovation: Patenting High Tech: Tools, trends & legal developments
1:30Cancer Nanotechnology II
1:30Innovation Spotlights: Bio-Pharma: Roche & Xterra Partners

Tuesday June 17

10:30Innovation Spotlights: Venture Investment: Harris & Harris Group, In-Q-Tel
10:30Materials for Drug & Gene Delivery I
10:30Micro & Nano Fluidics: Particle & cell transport
1:30Innovation Spotlights: Bio-Pharma: GlaxoSmithKline
3:00Bio Sources for Materials

Wednesday June 18

8:30Innovation: State Funding & Commercialization Support
8:30Sensors: Innovation & Commercialization I
10:30Sensors: Innovation & Commercialization II
2:00Micro & Nano Fluidics: Bio Fluidic Devices
1:30Innovation Spotlights: Med & Personal Care: BD Technologies, Unilever

Track Program

Monday June 16

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11:00Cancer Nanotechnology INational Harbor 3
Session chair: Mansoor M. Amiji, Northeastern University, US (bio)
11:00Nanoparticle Platforms for Drug and Gene Delivery (invited presentation)
S. Chen, NIBIB/NIH, US (bio)
11:30Prostate-Specific Membrane Antigen Targeted Nanoparticles for Imaging and Therapy of Prostate Cancer (invited presentation)
S. Ray, Johns Hopkins University, US (bio)
12:00Peptide-mediated intracellular delivery of inorganic nanocrystals: potential platforms for cancer therapy (invited presentation)
H. Mattoussi, Florida State University, US (bio)
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11:00Innovation: Patenting High Tech: Tools, trends & legal developmentsChesapeake 7
-C. Kallinger, European Patent Office, DE
-R. Harrison, 24ip law Group, DE
-TBA, K&L Gates, US
-M. Patterson, Graphene Frontiers, US
-R. Pugno, European Patent Office, DE
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1:30Cancer Nanotechnology IINational Harbor 3
Session chair: Mansoor M. Amiji, Northeastern University, US (bio)
1:30Mitochondria-targeted Delivery Systems (invited presentation)
S. Dhar, The University of Georgia, US (bio)
2:00Nano”solutions” for Cancer (invited presentation)
M. Kester, University of Virginia, US (bio)
2:30Tumor-Targeted Nanotherapeutics (invited presentation)
T. Minko, Rutgers, The State University of New Jersey, US (bio)
3:00Magnetic Nanophosphors for Cancer Theranostics (invited presentation)
R. Bhargava, Nanocrystals, Inc., US (bio)
3:30Nanoparticles and the Immune System (invited presentation)
M.A. Dobrovolskaia, Nanotechnology Characterization Laboratory, Advanced Technology Program, US (bio)
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1:30Innovation Spotlights: Bio-Pharma: Roche & Xterra PartnersNational Harbor 4
Session chair: Lynn Foster, BPT Pharma, US
1:30Roche - Strategic Innovation Interests
M. Wetzel, Roche, US
1:45Xterra Partners - Strategic Innovation Interests
S. Rader, Xterra Partners, US
2:00Next Generation Point-of-Care Biosensing Device
D. Brookes, Aston University, UK
F. Renò, Epinova Biotech SrL, IT
2:14Cardiac Regenerative Therapy
H. Chaudhry, VentriNova, Inc., US
2:21The Rhodobacter Membrane Protein Expression System
C. Claxton, Argonne National Laboratory, US
2:28Roche, Xterra Partners Q&A

Tuesday June 17

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10:30Innovation Spotlights: Venture Investment: Harris & Harris Group, In-Q-TelNational Harbor 6
Session chair: Patricia Ansems-Bancroft, Dow, US
10:30Harris & Harris Group - Strategic Innovation Interests
D. Jamison, Harris & Harris Group, US
10:45In-Q-Tel - Strategic Innovation Interests
T. Gillespie, In-Q-Tel, US
11:00Micromixers, Microreactors, and Microreactor Systems
T. Miller, Microflow CVO, Inc., US
11:07Nanolayered Polymer Materials for GRIN Optics or Capacitors
M. Ponting, PolymerPlus LLC, US
11:14DNATrax (byDNATREK,LLC)
A. Zografos, DNATREK, LLC, US
11:21Prairie AquaTech / High Quality Protein Replacement
M. Fishback, Prairie AquaTech, US
11:28Innovative Technologies to Effectively Treat Multi-Drug Resistant and/or Biofilm-Embedded Bacteria
E. Guire, Innovative Surface Technologies, Inc., US
11:35Harris & Harris Group, In-Q-Tel Q&A
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10:30Materials for Drug & Gene Delivery INational Harbor 2
Session chair: Steven Zullo, NIBIB/NIH, US (bio)
10:30Drug Delivery to Tumors: the role of EPR (invited presentation)
T. Anchordoquy, University of Colorado, Denver, US (bio)
10:55PEG-like Nanoprobes For Passive & Active Molecular Targeting (invited presentation)
L. Josephson, Harvard Medical School, US (bio)
11:20How functional genomics informs nano-drug design for precision cancer medicine (invited presentation)
A.H. Stegh, Robert H. Lurie Cancer Center, Northwestern University, US
11:45Enzyme-Directed Assembly of Nanoparticle Probes In Vivo
N.C. Gianneschi, L.M. Randolph, M.T. Proetto, A.M. Rush, M.-P. Chien, University of California, San Diego, US
12:05Treating brain tumors with targeted-micelles containing immunotherapeutics
A-M. Broome, S. Dixit, K. Miller, A. Moore, A-L. Bredlau, Medical University of South Carolina, US
12:25Non Toxic Water Soluble Nano Carbon Particles that can pass through the “Blood Brain Barrier” and have been conjugated with Taxol for sustained slow release
A. Allam, S. Sarkar, M. Ghosh, B. Pakhira, Cromoz Inc, US
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10:30Micro & Nano Fluidics: Particle & cell transportPotomac 2
Session chair: Jean Berthier, CEA Leti, FR (bio)
10:30Hydrodynamic, Optic and Electrokinetic colloidal manipulation From fundamental research to business opportunities (invited presentation)
D. Peyrade, LTM-CNRS, FR (bio)
10:55Fluid handling operations in droplet microreactors: optical tweezing, sorting, particle segregation, and label free sensing in picoliter volumes (invited presentation)
A.S. Basu, Wayne State University, US (bio)
11:15Field-directed and Template-assisted Magnetic Nanoparticle Self-assembly
X. Xue, E.P. Furlani, SUNY at Buffalo, US (bio)
11:35Numerical Analysis of Coupled Particle-Fluid Transport and Free-Flow Magnetic Sorting in Microfluidic Systems
C. Liu, X. Xue, E.P. Furlani, University at Buffalo, US
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1:30Innovation Spotlights: Bio-Pharma: GlaxoSmithKlineNational Harbor 6
Session chair: Belen Martinez-Lopez, CaramelTech, MX
1:30GlaxoSmithKline - Strategic Innovation Interests
D. Bowen, GlaxoSmithKline, US
1:50Nanoparticle Analyzer (NPA)
F. Monzon, Spectradyne LLC, US
1:57Tanibirumab, a fully human anti-VEGFR2 monoclonal antibody
J.S. Yoo, PharmAbcine Inc, KR
2:04Nanocomposite Foams for Critical Size Bone Defect Repair
D. Benedict, Louisiana State University Agricultural Center, US
2:11Natural Drug Delivery Systems
K. Morris, Tranzdern Solutions, US
2:18GlaxoSmithKline Q&A
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3:00Bio Sources for MaterialsChesapeake 10-12
Session chair: Srinivas Iyer, Los Alamos National Labs, US (bio)
3:00Creating New International Markets for Renewable Materials: Why BioPreferred®? (invited presentation)
R. Buckhalt, U.S. Department of Agriculture, US (bio)
3:25AirCarbon: From Concept to Commercialization (invited presentation)
M. Herrema, Newlight Technologies, LLC, US (bio)
3:50Biobased Synthetic Motor Oils – Merging Performance with Sustainability (invited presentation)
J. Bredsguard, Biosynthetic Technologies, US (bio)
4:15Applications of Enzymatic Saccharification Residues as a Fully Biobased Adhesive
I.H. Hafez, H. Yang, W.T.Y. Tze, University of Minnesota, US
4:35Lignin to Fuels and Chemicals -- Converting the waste material to the valuable
J.S. Yuan, Texas A&M University, US
4:55Production of Bioethanol from Macroalgae Cellulosic Residue Using Solid Acid Catalyst Pretreatment and Enzymatic Hydrolysis
I.S. Tan, K.T. Lee, Universiti Sains Malaysia, MY

Wednesday June 18

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8:30Innovation: State Funding & Commercialization SupportNational Harbor 6
Session chair: Valerie Gaynos, Capital Growth, Inc., US
8:30North Carolina Innovation Support Programs
J. Hardin, North Carolina Department of Commerce, US
8:45West Virginia Innovation Support Programs
N. Vance, West Virginia Development Office, US
9:00Virginia Innovation Support Programs
L. Povar, Yes Virginia, US
9:15Oregon Innovation Support Programs
C. Sears, Business Oregon, US
9:30Tennessee Innovation Support Programs
J. Stefansic, Launch Tennessee, US
9:45Illinois Innovation Support Programs
M. Harris, Illinois Science & Technology Coalition, US
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8:30Sensors: Innovation & Commercialization IAzalea 1
Session chair: Kiki Ikossi, Defense Threat Reduction Agency (DTRA) (bio)
8:30Nanotechnology for Sensors and Sensors for Nanotechnology (invited presentation)
D. Farrell, NCI Alliance for Nanotechnology in Cancer, US (bio)
8:55Optical Force Based Detection and Characterization of Disease in Mammalian Cells (invited presentation)
S.J. Hart, C.G. Hebert, A. Terray, LumaCyte, US (bio)
9:20Chem, Bio and Rad Sensor Development at NASA Ames Research Center (invited presentation)
J. Li, J. Koehne, Y. Lu, J-W Han, M. Meyyappan, NASA Ames Research Center, US (bio)
9:45Cell Detection and Discrimination by a Microfluidic-Integrated Broadband Microchamber
A. Denzi, F. Apollonio, M. Liberti, M. Caterina, Y. Ning, C. Multari, C. Palego, X. Cheng, J.C.M. Hwang, Lehigh University, US
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10:30Sensors: Innovation & Commercialization IIAzalea 1
Session chair: Dorothy F. Farrell, NCI Alliance for Nanotechnology in Cancer (bio)
10:30Industrialisation of innovative nanotechnology- based systems and devices for health applications
R.T. Tshikhudo, M. Makhafola, Mintek, ZA
10:50Nanostructured Memristor Sensor Mimics Acetylcholinesterase (ACHE) Active Sites in the Gorge for fM Detection of Acetylcholine
E.T. Chen, J. Thornton, C. Ngatchouand, S-H. Duh, Advanced Biomimetic Sensors, Inc., US
11:10Ultra-Low Power Node for Body Sensor Network
E. Yahya, Y. Ismail, M. Ismail, American University in Cairo/ Zewail City of Science and Technology, EG
11:30Nuclear Resonance Analysis Coupled with Ion Channeling to Enhance Detection of Light Elements in Heavier Substrates
M. Neric, M.W. Mangus Jr., A.M. Slyder, A.J. Woolson, S.A. Singh, R.J. Culbertson, B.J. Wilkens, K.T. Nguyen, N. Herbots, A.J. Acharya, C.F. Watson, Arizona State University, US
11:50Paper-based electrochemical immunosensor for rapid and inexpensive cancer biomarker protein detection
C.K. Tang, A. Vaze, J.F. Rusling, University of Connecticut, US
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2:00Micro & Nano Fluidics: Bio Fluidic DevicesPotomac 4
Session chair: Edward P. Furlani, University at Buffalo (SUNY) (bio)
2:00Optofluidics - High-throughput particle characterization and smartphone based medical diagnostics (invited presentation)
D. Erickson, Cornell University, US (bio)
2:25Sub-nanoliter Multiple Displacement Amplification of DNA Using Droplet-based Microfluidic Systems
M. Rhee, R.J. Meagher, Y.K. Light, A.K. Singh, Sandia National Laboratories, US
2:45Chromatic Microfluidic Chip for Label-free Protein Detection Based on Colloidal Photonic Crystal
M. Li, W. Shen, Y. Song, Institute of Chemistry, Chinese Academy of Sciences, CN
3:05Assembly of Uniform Functional Microparticles for Encapsulation and Controlled Release Via Spray Drying
W. Liu, C. Selomulya, Z. Wu, K. Waldron, W.D. Wu, X.D. Chen, Monash University, AU
3:25A Simple and Robust Fabrication of Microwell Array by Pdms on a Glass Substrate for Cell-To-Cell Adhesion
H. Lee, S. Row, L. Xu, S.T. Andreadis, K.W. Oh, SUNY at Buffalo, US (bio)
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2:00BiofuelsNational Harbor 14
Session chair: Srinivas Iyer, Los Alamos National Labs, US
2:00Anthropogenic CO2 as a Feedstock for Cyanobacteria-Based Biofuels: Integration of Biofuel Production with Power Generation Facilities (invited presentation)
J. Beaudry-Losique, R.R. Chance, R.P. Lively, B.A. McCool, P. Sharma, Algenol Biofuels, Inc., US (bio)
2:25Impact of strain, process, and site selection on the present and future success of the algae biofuel industry in the coterminous United States (invited presentation)
E.R. Venteris, R. Skaggs, M.S. Wigmosta, A.M. Coleman, Pacific Northwest National Laboratory, US (bio)
2:50Commercial pilot for closed-loop wastewater treatment and biofuel production using microalgae
M. Atwood, L. Novoveska, E. Sundstrom, P. Valdez, Algae Systems LLC, US
3:10Efficient co-pelletization of microalgae with filamentous fungi to produce biofuel and high value products
J.S. Yuan, Texas A&M University, US
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1:30Innovation Spotlights: Med & Personal Care: BD Technologies, UnileverNational Harbor 6
Session chair: Steve Kubisen, George Washington University, US
1:30BD Technologies - Strategic Innovation Interests
A. Lauritano, BD Technologies, US
1:45NanoNextNL – innovating with micro and nanotechnology in the Netherlands
K. Velikov, Unilever, NL
2:00Intragastic Balloon with Novel Inflate/Deflate Mechanism and Reduced Risk in Patients
2:07iDropper: an adherence solution to improve ocular medication delivery
M. Bailey, Care Team Solutions, US
2:14AMES Technology, Inc
R. Weyel, AMES Technology, Inc., US
2:213-dimensional porous scaffolds for tissue engineering and regenerative medicine
TH Kim, Korea Institute of Industrial Technology(KITECH), KR
2:28Pharmaceutical composition and pharmacological treatment for enhancement of methadone analgesia and prevention of methadone tolerance
C. Laino, National University of La Rioja, AR
2:35A New Biomaterial, Beta-glucan Hydrogel Scaffold
JD Lee, Quegen Biotech, KR
2:42Flexible shafts
W. Krause, Flex Technology Inc., US
2:49BD Technologies, Unilever Q&A
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