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NanoBiotech World Congress

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Provisional Agenda

 

Day One - 16 November

 

07:30 Registration

08:30 NanoDiagnostics

Session Chair: Edward Goldberg, Tufts University Medical School

08:35

 

KEYNOTE SPEAKER: Nanoparticle Arrays

Edward Goldberg, Tufts University Medical School

 

09:05

 

Single Molecule Fluorescence Control for Nanotechnology

Nils Walter, University of Michigan

 

Cybernetically moving nanoassemblies called "Spiders" suitable for drug delivery are being imaged at high spatial resolution within the framework of NSF’s Center for Molecular Cybernetics. Our latest results on how to gain single molecule fluorescence control in nanotechnology will be presented.

 

09:35

 

Label-free Detection of DNA Hybridization Using Carbon Nanotube

David Macdonald, Nanomix

 

10:05 COFFEE AND NETWORKING IN EXHIBIT HALL

10:50

 

KEYNOTE SPEAKER: Near-infared Fluorescent Quantam Dots for Intraoperative Imaging

John Frangioni, Harvard Medical School

 

This talk will focus on the application of nanotechnology, including near-infrared fluorescent quantum dots, to important problems in human surgery. Basic physiology, including biodistribution and clearance of quantum dots as a function of organic coating and hydrodynamic diameter will be reviewed. Data from the pre-clinical validation of quantum dots in small and large animal model systems will be presented, including sentinel lymph node mapping of the skin, stomach, esophagus, stomach, colon, and pleural space. Newer formulations of ultra-small NIR fluorescent quantum dots will also be presented.

 

11:20

 

Nanotechnology in Life Sciences Research

Session Chair: John Frangioni, Harvard Medical School

 

11:25

 

Protein TomographyTM a Novel Tool for Nanobiology

Anders Aberg, Sidec

 

Protein Tomography™, visualizes disease events at the molecular level in virtually any environment thereby bridging the current gap between the test tube and human biology. Here we will present examples to illustrate how Protein Tomography is used in understanding biological mechanisms.

11:55

 

3D Dielectrophoresis-based Manipulation of Individual Bioparticles

Qu Yan Li, Shenyang Institute of Automation, Chinese Academy of Sciences

 

This presentation will show the need for massively parallel manipulation of individual biopartices and State-of-the-Art DEP-based micro and nano particles manipulation techniques.

 

12:25 LUNCH AND POSTER VIEWING

13:55

 

Nanobiosensors

Session Chair: Nils Walter, University of Michigan

 

14:00

 

Novel Optical Sensors

Christian Wolfrum, Identif GmbH

 

Sensors for a huge variety of parameters that show a strong change in color can be produced by using a multi-layer setup. The color is generated through interference and is enhanced through a effect called surface-enhanced absorption.

14:30

 

Nanostructured Porous Silicon for Electrical Biosensing

Raul J. Martin-Palma, Universidad Autonoma de Madrid

 

Nanostructured porous silicon based devices were developed for their use as optical and electrical biosensors. Those devices take advantage of the particular structure and physico-chemical behavior of this material which favors surface biomolecule immobilization.

15:00

 

Electrochemically Switchable DNA Biosensors

John Beattie, University of Edinburgh

 

This work presents a novel application of nano-scale molecular machines as biosensors, with potential benefits in improving assay performance in research, drug development and diagnostics.

15:30 COFFEE AND NETWORKING IN EXHIBIT HALL

16:15

 

Nanotechnology for Biodefense

Session Chair: Nils Walter, University of Michigan

 

16:20

 

Development of Nanotechnology Biodefense Vaccines

Sandy Weinberg, GE Healthcare

 

The development of vaccines to prevent or control a bioterrorism attack depends on one of two strategies. The first, in current adoption by BioShield, calls for advance anticipation of possible threats; mass production of vaccines based upon those predictions; and stockpiling of the resulting products. The alternative is the use of nanotechnologies to very rapidly – potentially within days – produce mass qualities of a specific and effective vaccine for a realized threat.

16:40

 

An Overview of the Properties and Bio-applications of NanoActive Materials

Olga B. Koper, NanoScale Materials, Inc

 

This presentation will focus on products based on nanocrystalline metal oxides and their applications, including protection from and treatment of biological and chemical hazards, acid neutralization, odor control, and antimicrobial plastic packaging.

17:20 END OF DAY - DRINKS RECEPTION IN EXHIBIT HALL

 

 

Day Two - 17 November

 

08:30 Nanopharmaceuticals

Session Chair: Al Kolb, Key Tech Solutions

08:35

 

KEYNOTE SPEAKER: Nanobiotechnology for Drug Discovery

Al Kolb, Key Tech Solutions

 

Nanotechnology has the potential to revolutionize drug discovery from target identification and drug development to biomarkers for clinical validation and targeted drug delivery methods. Some current and potential technologies to accomplish these goals will be presented.

09:05

 

Production of Hyaluronic Acid-derived Polymer Nanoparticles Loaded With Growth Factors by High-pressure Gas Anti Solvent Precipitation

Camilla Luni, University of Padua

 

Hyaluronic acid-derived polymer nanoparticles were produced by high-pressure CO2 GAS technique under controlled operative conditions. The particles show a high drug-loading efficiency when impregnated with two growth factors which play an important role in cell growth and in wound healing processes.

09:35

 

Electrically Controlled Nano-Drug Delivery Systems

Mohammed Zourob, University of Cambridge

 

10:05 COFFEE AND NETWORKING IN EXHIBIT HALL

10:50

 

Application of RNA Nanotechnology in Gene Delivery and Therapy

Peixuan Gao, Purdue University

 

RNA is a versatile molecule that can be redesigned to form a variety of structures and shapes that can act as specific delivery systems for therapeutic molecules for long term administration of treatment as demonstrated by pRNA of bacteriophage phi29 motor.

11:20

 

Compacted Nucleic Acid Nanoparticles for Therapeutic Applications

Mark Cooper, Copernicus Therapeutics

 

Copernicus has developed a microarray containing novel content and probe design to detect alternatively spliced variants which can determine the protein species expressed, important to the phenotype under study.

11:50 LUNCH AND POSTER VIEWING

13:20

 

Nanomedicine

Session Chair: K.K. Jain, Jain PharmaBiotech

 

13:25

 

KEYNOTE SPEAKER: Advances in Nanomedicine

K.K. Jain, Jain PharmaBiotech

13:55

 

Stabilized Sporicidal Surfaces by Molecular Self-Assembly

Sang Beom Lee, NanoDynamics Life Sciences, Inc

 

NanoDynamics Life Sciences describes here the stabilization of functional nanoparticles in porous substrates by molecular self-assembly to develop sporicidal surfaces. The novel process consists of a UV stabilization of nanoparticles embedded in substrates. Potential applications include health care, defense, and shielding materials.

14:25

 

A Novel Approach to Tackle Viral Diseases

Anil R. Diwan, NanoViricides, Inc

 

NanoviricidesTM are nanomedicines that specifically attack and destroy virus particles. Applications to bird flu and influenza will be discussed.

14:55

 

Nanoparticle Cancer Treatments

Stephen Barry, Alnis Biosciences, Inc

 

Nanoparticles with magnetic cores and chemotherapeutic payloads can be efficiently delivered to tumors through precise engineering of size, structure and ligand selection. Verification of tumor localization can be determined using MRI and chemotherapeutic payloads can be activated using magnetic fields.

15:20 COFFEE AND END OF CONFERENCE

 

 

 

 

 

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