Bio Nano Materials

Symposium Chair

Caterina Lo PrestiCaterina Lo Presti
NBE Delivery Formulation Development Lab Head
Merck Serono, Italy

Confirmed Invited Speakers

Darrin PochanInjectable Solids: Solution Construction of Hydrogel Biomaterials with Beta-Hairpin Peptides
Darrin Pochan
Professor, Soft Matter, Associate Editor for North America, University of Delaware
Clelia DispenzaRadiation sculpured nanogels: a new platform for therapeutic nano devices
Clelia Dispenza
Professor of Chemistry and Fundamentals of BioNanotechnologies, University of Palermo, Italy
Diane J. BurgessDrug delivery formulations and their path from Lab to Patient (regulatory considerations)
Diane J. Burgess
Professor of Pharmaceutics, University of Connecticut
Gianfranco PasutDevelopments of polymer conjugation for protein delivery
Gianfranco Pasut
Assistant Professor, Department of Pharmaceutical and Pharmacological Sciences, University of Padova, Italy
Andrew ParkerFrom development of recombinant HIV vaccines to non-viral gene delivery vectors – using advanced surface characterisation techniques to determine the construct of a formulation - what, where and how much – for successful delivery?
Andrew Parker
Associate Director, Molecular Profiles, United Kingdom

Symposium Sessions

Monday May 13

11:00Bio Nano Materials: Self-assembling & biomimetic materials
2:00Bio Nano Materials for pharmaceutical applications
Bio Nano Materials I - Posters 4:00

Tuesday May 14

10:30Innovation Spotlights: Biotech & Biosciences
11:00Bio Nano Materials: Cellular interactions & tissue regeneration
Bio Nano Materials II - Posters 1:30
4:30Innovation Spotlights: Pharma & Medical Devices

Wednesday May 15

8:30Nanoparticles: Life Sciences & Biomaterials
11:00Innovation Spotlights: Pharma & Biotech
4:00Innovation Spotlights: Medical Devices

Symposium Program

Monday May 13

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11:00Bio Nano Materials: Self-assembling & biomimetic materialsPotomac 5-6
Session chair: Caterina Lo Presti, Merck Serono, IT
11:00Injectable Solids: Solution Construction of Hydrogel Biomaterials with Beta-Hairpin Peptides (invited presentation)
D.J. Pochan, University of Delaware, US (bio)
11:25Quatsomes: vesicles formed by self-assembly of sterols and
L. Ferrer-Tasies, E. Moreno-Calvo, M. Cano-Sarabia, M. Aguilella-Arzo, A. Angelova, S. Lesieur, S. Ricart, J. Faraudo, N. Ventosa, J. Veciana, CSIC, ES
11:45Effects of block copolymer properties on nanocarrier protection from in vivo clearance and targeting
S.M. D’Addioa, W. Saada, S.M. Ansellb, J.J. Squiersa, D. Adamsona, M. Herrera-Alonsoa, A. Wohlc, T.R. Hoyec, C.W. Macoskod, L.D. Mayerb, C. Vauthiere, R.K. Prud’homme, Princeton University, US
12:05Molecular modeling of the PEGylated bilayer as a model for the PEGylated liposome surface in the bloodstream
A. Magarkar, University of Helsinki, FI
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2:00Bio Nano Materials for pharmaceutical applicationsPotomac 5-6
Session chair: Caterina Lo Presti, Merck Serono, IT
2:25From development of recombinant HIV vaccines to non-viral gene delivery vectors – using advanced surface characterisation techniques to determine the construct of a formulation - what, where and how much – for successful delivery? (invited presentation)
A. Parker, Molecular Profiles, UK (bio)
2:50Microfluidic Synthesis of Nano-Liposomal Anesthetics
R.R. Hood, E.L. Kendall, W.N. Vreeland, M. Junqueira, J.C. Finkel, D.L. DeVoe, University of Maryland, US
3:10Developments of polymer conjugation for protein delivery (invited presentation)
G. Pasut, University of Padova, IT (bio)
3:35Radiation sculpured nanogels: a new platform for therapeutic nanodevices (invited presentation)
C. Dispenza, N. Grimaldi, M.-A. Sabatino, G. Adamo, S. Rigogliuso, G. Ghersi, Università degli Studi di Palermo, IT (bio)
4:00Multi-functionalizations of Mesoporous Hollow Silica Nanospheres and Their HIFU Application
H. Chen, K. Zhang, X. Wang, Y. Chen, J. Shi, Shanghai Institute of Ceramics, CN (bio)
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Bio Nano Materials I - Posters 4:00Expo Hall A
-Understanding the Biological Impact of Nanoengineered Surfaces
B.J. Casey, G. Kumar, P. Petrochenko, S.A. Skoog, R.J. Narayan, P.L. Goering, B.J. Dair, U.S. Food and Drug Administration, US
-Preparation of BSA Nanoparticles by desolvation method as a delivery system for nutraceuticals
R. Sadeghi, A. Kalbasi, A.A. Moosavi-Movahedi, M. Karimi, J. Kokini, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, US
-2D Engineering of Protein-Based Nanoparticles for cell guidance
W.I. Tatkiewicz, J. Seras-Franzoso, E. García-Fruitós, E. Vazquez, N. Ventosa, I. Ratera, A. Villaverde, J. Veciana, Institut Ciencia Materials de Barcelona (CSIC)/CIBER-BBN, ES
-Biocompatible Nanotubes as potential Nanocarriers for hydrophobic model food and drug bioactives
R. Sadeghi, A. Kalbasi, A.A. Moosavi-Movahedi, Z. Emam-Jomeh, S.H. Razavi, M. Karimi, J. Kokini, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, US
-Optimizing FRET Efficiency in Multi-Donor DNA-Organized Nanostructures
S. Buckhout-White, W.R. Algar, C. Spillman, J. Mellinger, E.R. Goldman, M.G. Ancona, I.L. Medintz, Naval Research Laboratory, US
-Carbon nanotubes-metal nanoparticle heterostructures embedded within stimuli-responsive hydrogel for controlled delivery applications
W. Shi, A. Venkatanarayanan, N. Chopra, The University of Alabama, US
-Establishment of a Matrix for Biorecognition Reactions based on Responsive Polymeric Compounds
A. Fandrich, J. Buller, E. Wischerhoff, A. Laschewsky, F. Lisdat, Technical University of Applied Sciences Wildau, DE
-Fluorinated graphene oxide as a novel multimodal material for biological applications
R. Romero-Aburto, Rice University, US
-The use of iron oxide nanoparticles to manipulate cell migration
M. Bradshaw, D. Ho, L. Gutiérrez, F.J. Lázaro, T. Clemons, T.G. St. Pierre, M.W. Fear, F.M. Wood, K. Swaminathan Iyer, University of Western Australia, AU
-Water-borne Polymeric Nanoparticles for Glutathione-Mediated Intracellular Delivery of Anticancer Drugs
N. Grimaldi, università degli studi di palermo, IT
-Live Cell Membrane in Interaction with Antimicrobial Molecules
R. Lahiji, M.B. Holl, University of Michigan, US
-Competitive Binding of Natural Amphiphiles to Graphene derivatives
S. Radic, N. Geitner, R. Podila, P.C. Ke, F. Ding, Clemson University, US
-Cystine-functionalized superparamagnetic nanoparticles effect on human immune cells ex vivo
S. Dolci, R. Manetti, G. Pampaloni, F. Sgarrella, C.A. Veracini, V. Domenici, L.G. Delogu, University of Sassari, IT
-A novel technique using SWCNTs to enhanced development and root growth of fig plants (Ficus carica)
D. Flores, J.S. Chaves, R. Chacón, A. Schmidt, Instituto Tecnologico de Costa Rica, CR
-Mesenchymal stem cell growth on silicon nanowires made by metal-assisted chemical etching
D. Ratchford, J. Morabito, P.A. Fulmer, J. Yeom, J.W. Baldwin, T.J.O. Shaughnessy, C.R. Field, S.P. Mulvaney, P.E. Pehrsson, U.S. Naval Research Laboratory, US
-Novel applications of poly(2-alkyl-2-oxzazoline)s
A. Fisher, M. Grossel, A. Tait, D. Davies, J. Schollick, D. Aarts, University of Southampton, UK
-Well-defined Stimuli Responsive Block Polymers
I. Chung, Pusan National University, KR
-Dependence of Wnt3a Release on the Nano-feature Size of Culture Substrate
M.K. Kim, B. Gi Park, K.B. Lee, Korea University, KR
-Cerium oxide nanoparticles: an antioxidant nanostructure for regenerative medicine
S. Das, S. Chigurupati, J.F. McGinnis, M.P. Mattson, W. Self, S. Seal, University of Central Florida, US

Tuesday May 14

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10:30Innovation Spotlights: Biotech & BiosciencesPotomac 2
Session chair: Adi Treasurywala, ArrowCan Partners Inc., Reviewer Panel: Allen Dines, University of Wisconsin-Madison, Lily Khidr, Elsevier
10:30iTester Hand-Held Multi-Assay Reader
T. Vail, Northern Arizona University, US
10:37Fixative of Polymerized Carbon Nanotubes Encapsulating Osmium Nanoparticles for Biological Tissue
N. Sarlak, University of North Carolina in Chapel Hill, US
10:44III-V Nitride Microcantilever based Photocoustic Biosensor
J. Propst, University of South Carolina, US
10:51Membrane-based technology for bioprocessing
S. Ivanov, Macro Biosystems, Inc., US
10:58Luminescent Water Soluble Carbon Quantum Dots for Bio-imaging and Target Drug Delivery
A. Allam, Cromoz Inc, US
11:05Cerebrolysin for treatment of neuropathic pain
H. Sharma, Uppsala University, SE
11:12Fibronectin Matrix Mimetics
P. Emmerling, University of Rochester, Office of Technology Transfer, US
11:19Improved Cellulose Hydrolysis Activity
E. Payne, National Renewable Energy Laboratory (NREL), US
11:26Highly sensitive Raman-based multiplexing drug screening system
Y.D. Suh, Korea Research Institute of Chemical Technology(KRICT), US
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11:00Bio Nano Materials: Cellular interactions & tissue regenerationWoodrow Wilson C
Session chair: Caterina Lo Presti, Merck Serono, IT
11:00In vivo nanotoxicology: Toxicoproteomics
S. Sabella, S. Kote, P.P. Pompa, Italian Institute of Technology, IT
11:20A Specific Surface-coating Peptide for Rare Earth Nanomaterials
Y.J. Zhang, W. Zhou, L.P. Wen, University of Science and Technology of China, CN
11:40Biomimetic Biphasic Nanocomposite Scaffold for Osteochondral Regeneration
N.J. Castro, C. O’Brien, L.G. Zhang, The George Washington University, US
12:00Structure and Stability of Protein-Nanoparticle Complexes
L. Calzolai, S. Laera, G. Ceccone, F. Rossi, European Commission, IT
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Bio Nano Materials II - Posters 1:30Expo Hall A
-Superhydrophobic and Superhydrophilic Nanocomposite Coatings for Preventing Microbial Adhesion on Liquid Food Contact Surface
N. Rungraeng, S.H. Yoon, W. Song, S. Jun, University of Hawaii at Manoa, US
-Aerosol-based fabrication of modified chitosans and their application for gene transfection
J.H. Byeon, J.T. Roberts, Purdue University, US
-Supramolecular architectures of cellobiose dehydrogenase and cytochrome c on electrodes by the use of DNA as artificial matrix
S.C. Feifel, R. Ludwig, L. Gorton, F. Lisdat, Technical University of Applied Sciences, DE
-Evaluation of F127 / chitosan hydrogel as a scaffold for bone repair
M.-C. Yang, W.-F. Lai, Taiwan University of Science & Technology/Taipei Medical University, TW
-Bioskiving: Bioinspired Fabrication of Nanostructures from Tissue Slices
Q.B. Xu, K.A. Alberti, Tufts University, US
-Oxygen Sensing Scaffolds for Determining Local Oxygen Tensions of the Cellular Environment
R. Patel, C. Broda, C. Ward, B.S. Harrison, Wake Forest University School of Medicine, US
-Investigations on Transmembrane Ion Channels Suspended over Porous Silicon Membranes
K.H. Tantawi, B. Berdiev, R. Cerro, J.D. Williams, University of Alabama in Huntsville, US
-In Vitro effects of metal oxide nanoparticles on barley oxalate oxidase
N. Chauhan, V. Hooda, C.S. Pundir, M.D. University, Rohtak, IN
-Immobilization and kinetics of catalase on calcium carbonate nanoparticles attached epoxy support
P. Preety, V. Hooda, M.D. University, IN
-Effects of CdTe QDs on protein structural changes
X. Ma, X. Liang, L. Liu, X. Hu, J. Fan, Northwest University, CN
-Platelet nanocrystals resulting from fragmentation of cassava starch granules by acid hydrolysis
K. Kasemwong, K. Laohhasurayotin, I. Samara, W. Kungwansupamongkol, K. Piyachomkwan, National Science and Technology Development Agency, TH
-Chitosan-based nanomaterials for drug delivery and antibiotic-free bacterial control
C. Vila-Sanjurjo, J.P. Fuenzalida, B. Menchicchi, D. Coelho, C. Engwer, S. Hoffman, S. Pereira, C. Remuñán-López, M.J. Alonso, A. Vidal, B. Moerschbacher, S. Kollenbrock, S. Fetzner, B. Philipp, F.M. Goycoolea, Westfaelische Wilhelms Universitaet - Muenster, DE
-A novel mechanism for the synthesis of ultra-purified silver nanoparticles for the use in biomedical materials
P. Zuniga, S.J. Chaves, J.S. Chaves, Universidad de Costa Rica and Instituto Tecnologico de Costa Rica, CR
-Electromechanical Dynamics of Gold Nanodumbbells
E. Podoly, Stanford University, US
-Nanometric analysis of the polysulfone membrane use for hemodialysis in the consecutive regime
G.M.C. Acosta, P.A. Avalos, M.A. Ramírez, M. Franco, G.H. Pérez,M.M. Cadena and N. Batina, UAM-Iztapalapa, MX
-Nanohydroxyapatite modified cadaver goat-lung decellularized scaffold for bone tissue engineering applications
S.K. Gupta, A.K. Dinda, P. Potdar and N.C. Mishra, IIT Roorkee, IN
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4:30Innovation Spotlights: Pharma & Medical DevicesPotomac 2
Session chair: Lynn Foster, BPT Pharma, US
4:30Language Analysis Tool Detects Cognitive Dysfunction for Early Alzheimer Diagnosis
A. Morrow, University of Minnesota, US
4:37Treating type 2 diabetes using menin inhibitors to regenerate insulin producing beta cells
F. Leu, Novapeutics LLC, US
4:44Integrated Continuous Manufacturing (ICM) of Pharmaceuticals
S. Mascia, CONTINUUS Pharmaceuticals, US
4:51Highly Sensitive Micron Scale Multiple Biomarker Biosensor
C. Yilmaz, Biolom, LLC, US
4:58Personal Health Expert
V. Shusterman, PinMed, US
5:05Flex Technology Inc
W. Krause, Flex Technology Inc, US
5:12Pharmaceutical technology of pharmaceutical composition and pharmacology treatment for enhancement of morphine analgesia and prevention of morphine tolerance
C. Laino, Biotechnology Institute, National University of La Rioja, AR
5:19Modular Biocompatible Materials for Medical Devices and Wound Healing Applications
S. Foster, Diazamed-CSU Ventures, US

Wednesday May 15

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8:30Nanoparticles: Life Sciences & BiomaterialsBaltimore 4
Session chair: Larry Mann, Global Advanced Metals & P. Demokritou, Harvard, US
8:30Environmental Health Implications of Engineered Nanomaterials and Nanotechnology: State of the Art (invited presentation)
P. Demokritou, Harvard University, US (bio)
8:55Curcumin-loaded monostearin lipid carriers: synthesis and characterization
Y. Du, P. Takhistov, Rutgers, the State University of New Jersey, US
9:15Multifunctional plasmonic nanoparticles for biomedical applications
G.A. Sotiriou, S.E. Pratsinis, ETH Zurich, CH
9:35Distance Dependent Plasmonic Coupling in Linear Nanoparticle Cluster
T. Chen, B. Reinhard, Boston University, US
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11:00Innovation Spotlights: Pharma & BiotechPotomac 3
Session chair: Belen Martinez-Lopez, CaramelTech, MX, Reviewers: Roche, Sanofi, Merck, Jennifer Gottwald, WARF, US
11:00Roche - Strategic Innovation Interests
M. Wetzel, Roche, US
11:15Sanofi - Strategic Innovation Interests
S. Natesan, Sanofi, US (bio)
11:30Merck - Strategic Innovation Interests
S. Xanthoudakis, Merck, US (bio)
12:00Targeted Drug Delivery System/Keystone Nano
D. Fecko, Penn State Materials Research Institute, US
12:07Novel SiO2-based antioxidant compound with significantly extended life-time and activity
G. Sotiriou, ETH Zurich – ETH transfer (the Technology Transfer Office), CH
12:14Diabetes Control Algorithms and Clinical Trial Software
S. Juncal, UCSB Office of Technology & Industry Alliances, US
12:21Biodegradable Polymer for Biomedical Applications
L. Besemann, University of Minnesota, US
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4:00Innovation Spotlights: Medical DevicesPotomac 1
Session chair: Allen Dines, University of Wisconsin-Madison, US
4:00Fiberoptic Microneedle Device for Convection-Enhanced Thermochemotherapy of Malignant Glioma
C. Rylander, Virginia Tech Intellectual Properties, Inc., US
4:07CANCELED - Operation system of laparoscope using pneumatically driven robotic holder
M. Yamamoto, Japan Technology Group Inc., JP
4:14A high throughput one-step assay for circulating tumor cell detection in whole blood sample
Y. Zu, The Methodist Hospital, US
4:21CereScope™ - A Portable All-in-One Neurological Monitoring System
R. Kern, Optima Neuroscience, Inc., US
4:28Medipacs Mini-Infuser™
M. Banister,, US
4:35Flat Panel X-ray Sources
M. Eaton, Stellarray, US

Bionanotechnology, the emerging field of using biomolecular and biotechnological tools for nanostructure or nanotechnology development, provides exceptional opportunity in the design of new materials. Self-assembly of molecules is an attractive materials construction strategy due to its simplicity in application. By considering peptidic or other bio-polymer molecules in the bottom-up materials self-assembly design process, one can take advantage of inherently biomolecular attributes; intramolecular folding events, secondary structure, and electrostatic interactions; in addition to more traditional self-assembling molecular attributes such as amphiphilicty, to define hierarchical material structure and consequent properties.
Your submissions are invited in all areas of bionanotechnology including strategies for creating novel nanostructured materials for biotechnology applications and understanding their fundamental properties.

Topics & Application Areas

  • Self assembly of bionanoparticles
  • Responsive bionanomaterials
  • Biomimetics bionanomaterials
  • Cellular & nanostructure material interactions
  • Interfaces & coatings for biotechnology applications
  • Cell supports & scaffolds
  • Nanoscale Lipid Assemblies
  • Modeling & simulation of bionanomaterials
  • Synthesis & application of novel bionanomaterials
  • Other

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