Home > Press > Merck to Launch Nanotech Delivery Request Program at NSTI Nanotech 2007
World's Leading Nanotechnology Event to Host Special Program May 23, 2007 at Santa Clara Convention Center
Merck to Launch Nanotech Delivery Request Program at NSTI Nanotech 2007
SANTA CLARA, CA | Posted on April 25th, 2007
Nanotech 2007, the nation's largest nanotech conference and trade show, has announced the Merck Nanotech Delivery Request Program will take place at Nanotech 2007.
"With Merck's purchase of Sirna Therapeutics, a leader in efforts to create RNAi-based therapeutics, there may be the opportunity to greatly accelerate research that could significantly alter the treatment of disease," said Bart Romanowicz, Executive Director of the Nano Science & Technology Institute (NSTI), producers of Nanotech 2007. "RNAi-based therapeutics selectively catalyze the destruction of the RNA transcribed from an individual gene, enabling a novel approach to discovering drugs with the potential to produce highly specific, potent, and long-lasting effects."
Representatives from Merck will make a special presentation to researchers and scientists in universities and companies at the conference on May 23.
The presentation will focus on areas Merck is especially interested in developing collaboration around, specifically, enabling technologies that can be applied to the targeted delivery of siRNA particles in-vivo. Examples might include self-assembling polymer nanoparticles and cellular/organ-specific targeting strategies. Merck will also discuss their interest in novel assays to follow intracellular processing and trafficking of siRNA.
The presentation will be followed by a question and answer period and one-on-one meetings.
For more information and to register for Nanotech 2007, please visit http://www.Nanotech2007.org
About The Nano Science and Technology Institute (NSTI)
The Nano Science and Technology Institute (NSTI; www.nsti.org) is chartered with the advancement and integration of nano and other advanced technologies through education, collaboration and research services. NSTI accomplishes this mission through its offerings of continuing education programs, conventions, scientific and business publishing and custom research services. NSTI produces the annual Nanotech 200x conference and trade show, the world’s largest event to focus on nanoscience and nanotechnology, attracting more than 3,000 industrial, academic, business and governmental attendees from around the world. http://www.nsti.org/Nanotech2007/
For more information, please click here
Michael Doyle, 925-600-1001
Copyright © Business Wire 2007
If you have a comment, please Contact
Issuers of news releases, not 7th Wave, Inc. or Nanotechnology Now, are solely responsible for the accuracy of the content.
Nano Labs Shareholder Update March 8th, 2014
Squeezing light into metals: University of Utah engineers control conductivity with inkjet printer March 7th, 2014
Up-Converted Radio: The way to treat radio waves in a noisy environment is to turn them into visible light March 7th, 2014
Carbodeon NanoDiamonds PTFE Coating doubles surface durability and reduces friction by up to 66 percent: New surface coating enables cost-effective CO2 and fuel reductions in machinery March 6th, 2014
Singapore's A*STAR IME will present 9 papers in optical device innovation and foundry-qualified platform development at world-class optical communications conference March 6th, 2014
How 19th Century Physics Could Change the Future of Nanotechnology: University of Cincinnati physics researchers have developed a new way of using an old technique that could help build better nanotechnology March 5th, 2014
Malvern Instruments announces guest presenter for March 18th protein characterization webinar: Renowned protein scientist Prof. Dr. John F. Carpenter shows how combining Dynamic Light Scattering with Raman Spectroscopy delivers new insights in protein stability, aggregation... March 4th, 2014
UC research tests which nano system works best in killing cancer cells: New UC research to be presented this week tested four iron-oxide nanoparticle systems to see which, when heated, would likely work best as a tool for targeting cancer cells March 4th, 2014