Nanotechnology Now

Our NanoNews Digest Sponsors

Heifer International

Wikipedia Affiliate Button

Home > Press > Global Experts Convene in Cleveland to Discuss NanoMedical Applications for Patient Care

Abstract:
Renowned top medical experts and business professionals will describe the use of nanoparticles for drug delivery, treatment and imaging of cancer and other diseases at the upcoming NanoMedicine Summit, to be held next week in Cleveland, September 25-26.

Global Experts Convene in Cleveland to Discuss NanoMedical Applications for Patient Care

Cleveland, OH | Posted on September 16th, 2008

Hosted by NorTech's Nano-Network, Cleveland Clinic, and Case Western Reserve University, the Summit will bring together scientists, clinicians, business professionals, and investors to discuss the latest nanotechnology discoveries and medical applications for the healthcare industry.

"This conference will highlight medical innovations being developed not only in Cleveland, but throughout the world. We are pleased to convene these leading medical experts in Cleveland and believe the Summit will help stimulate collaboration, resolve technical challenges and identify opportunities for future exploration in nanomedicine research and commercialization. Considering the region's strengths in medicine and healthcare, Cleveland is an ideal location for this conference to take place," said James Basilion, Ph.D., Associate Professor, Departments of Radiology and Biomedical Engineering; and Director, NFCR Center for Molecular Imaging at Case Western Reserve University.

Keynote speakers to present at the conference include:

-- Quentin Pankhurst, Ph.D. Director, Davy-Faraday Research Laboratory and Wolfson Professor of Natural Philosophy at The Royal Institution of Great Britain, United Kingdom. Dr. Pankhurst manages research programs in bio- and nanomagnetism aimed at making practical advances in the use of magnetic nanoparticles in healthcare. At the Summit, Dr. Pankhurst will discuss the emerging field of 'Healthcare Biomagnetics' -- the sensing, moving and heating of magnetic nanoparticles either in vitro or in the human body for diagnostic and therapeutic purposes.

-- Samuel A. Wickline, M.D., Professor of Medicine, Physics, Biomedical Engineering, and Cell Biology and Physiology at Washington University. Dr. Wickline established the Washington University "Consortium for Translational Research in Advanced Imaging and Nanomedicine" (C-TRAIN) at the St Louis CORTEX Center devoted to diagnostic and therapeutic development of nanotechnology. At the Summit, Dr. Wickline will discuss nanoemulsions for molecular imaging and targeted therapeutics.

-- R. Bruce Weisman, Ph.D., Professor of Chemistry, Rice University. Professor Weisman is best known for his pioneering work on the spectroscopic properties of carbon nanotubes, including basic studies and applications. At the Summit, Professor Weisman will discuss near-infrared fluorescence of single-walled carbon nanotubes: a tool for developing medical applications.

-- Kevin Rice, Ph.D., Professor and Division Head, Department of Medicinal and Natural Products Chemistry, University of Iowa. Dr. Rice's research interests are in the synthesis and testing of carrier systems for targeted gene delivery. At the Summit, Professor Rice will discuss strategies to improve the level of expression from a nanoparticle gene delivery system.

"This Summit gathers the decision makers who will highlight some of the forward thinking technologies in the fast growing nanotechnology industry," said Christopher Coburn, Executive Director of Cleveland Clinic Innovations. "Nanoparticles continue to show innovative progress in imaging, diagnostics and therapeutics, these are exciting times."

Session topics to be discussed at the Summit include the use of nanoparticles for drug delivery and treatment of disease, imaging of cancer, biological investigation, and as building blocks for nanomedicine applications. A lunch panel will be devoted to the topic of commercialization of nanomedicine and a poster session will also be on display.

Please visit the conference website at www.nanomedicinesummit.org for more details and registration information. The 2008 NanoMedicine Summit is part of a five day series of activities during Nano Week in Northeast Ohio, September 22-26. Stay tuned to www.nano-network.org for more details about Nano Week.

####

For more information, please click here

Contacts:
Kelly South
Director of Communications
NorTech
+1-216-241-8458

or
Molly Johnson
Public & MediaRelations Manager
Cleveland Clinic
+1-216-444-1815

Copyright © PR Newswire Association LLC.

If you have a comment, please Contact us.

Issuers of news releases, not 7th Wave, Inc. or Nanotechnology Now, are solely responsible for the accuracy of the content.

Bookmark:
Delicious Digg Newsvine Google Yahoo Reddit Magnoliacom Furl Facebook

Related News Press

News and information

Ag/ZnO-Nanorods Schottky diodes based UV-PDs are fabricated and tested May 26th, 2017

New metamaterial-enhanced MRI technique tested on humans May 26th, 2017

Controlling 3-D behavior of biological cells using laser holographic techniques May 26th, 2017

Unveiling the quantum necklace: Researchers simulate quantum necklace-like structures in superfluids May 26th, 2017

Nanomedicine

New metamaterial-enhanced MRI technique tested on humans May 26th, 2017

Controlling 3-D behavior of biological cells using laser holographic techniques May 26th, 2017

Zap! Graphene is bad news for bacteria: Rice, Ben-Gurion universities show laser-induced graphene kills bacteria, resists biofouling May 22nd, 2017

Sensors detect disease markers in breath May 19th, 2017

Announcements

Ag/ZnO-Nanorods Schottky diodes based UV-PDs are fabricated and tested May 26th, 2017

New metamaterial-enhanced MRI technique tested on humans May 26th, 2017

Controlling 3-D behavior of biological cells using laser holographic techniques May 26th, 2017

Unveiling the quantum necklace: Researchers simulate quantum necklace-like structures in superfluids May 26th, 2017

Events/Classes

Nanomechanics, Inc. to Exhibit at the SEM Conference: Nanoindentation experts will attend and exhibit their instruments at the Conference and Exposition on Experimental and Applied Mechanics in Indianapolis May 25th, 2017

Leti to Demo 1st Wireless UNB Transceiver for ‘Massive Internet of Things’ at RFIC 2017 and IMS 2017: Leti Will also Present Three Papers & Two Workshops on 5G Communications IC Design, from RF to mm-Wave, During IMS 2017 and RFIC 2017 in Hawaii May 24th, 2017

Leti Will Demo World’s-first WVGA 10-µm Pitch GaN Microdisplays for Augmented Reality Video at Display Week in Los Angles: Invited Paper also Will Present Leti’s Success with New Augmented Reality Technology That Reduces Pixel Pitch to Less than 5 Microns May 22nd, 2017

Oxford Instruments Asylum Research and Microscopy and Analysis Present the Webinar: “Video-Rate Atomic Force Microscopy Enables New Research Opportunities” May 9th, 2017

NanoNews-Digest
The latest news from around the world, FREE



  Premium Products
NanoNews-Custom
Only the news you want to read!
 Learn More
NanoTech-Transfer
University Technology Transfer & Patents
 Learn More
NanoStrategies
Full-service, expert consulting
 Learn More











ASP
Nanotechnology Now Featured Books




NNN

The Hunger Project