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Nanomedicine is the medical application of nanotechnology. Nanomedicine ranges from the medical applications of nanomaterials, to nanoelectronic biosensors, and even possible future applications of molecular nanotechnology. Current problems for nanomedicine involve understanding the issues related to toxicity and environmental impact of nanoscale materials. More information on Nanomedicine can be found here.
BME 695L Lecture 3: Theranostics and Molecular Imaging
07 Sep 2011 | | Contributor(s):: James Leary
See references below for related reading.3.1 Nanomedical systems – levels of challenges3.1.1 Diagnosis - difficult3.1.2 Therapy – more difficult3.1.3 Both ("Theragnosis") – most...
BME 695L Lecture 1: Need for New Perspectives on Medicine
31 Aug 2011 | | Contributor(s):: James Leary
See references below for related reading.1.1 Nanotechnology – Why is something so small so big?1.1.1 Definitions of nanotechnology based on size1.1.2 A “bottoms up” rather than “tops down”...
BME 695L Lecture 2: Designing Nanomedical Systems
See references below for related reading.2.1 Elements of good engineering design2.1.1 Whenever possible, use a general design that has already been tested2.1.2 Whenever possible, take advantage of “biomimicry” –...
BME 695L: Engineering Nanomedical Systems
This course will cover the basic concepts of design of integrated nanomedical systems for diagnostics and therapeutics. Topics to be covered include: why nanomedical approaches are needed, cell targeting strategies, choice of core nanomaterials, technologies for testing composition and structure...
Nano*High: Looking for the Good News in Your Genome: Personalized Medicine--Science and Ethics
31 Jan 2011 | | Contributor(s):: Jasper Rine
Nano*High: Nature's Nasty Nanomachines: How Viruses Work, and How We Can Stop Them
25 Sep 2010 | | Contributor(s):: Carolyn R. Bertozzi
The birth and growth of nanotechnology is only a few decades old, whereas Nature has been building nano-machines for millennia. Viruses are marvels of natural nano-engineering, but can pose a problem for human health. To combat these nano-machines, scientists are turning to recent developments...
Nanomedicine – How Can Something so Small be so Huge for the Future of Healthcare?
17 Jun 2010 | | Contributor(s):: James Leary
Dr. James Leary discusses the future on medicine and the impact nanotechnology will have on healthcare.
Optical BioMEMS Microfluidic Technologies for Hand-Held, Point-of-Care, Medical Devices
23 Nov 2009 | | Contributor(s):: James Leary
Portable, point-of-care, medical diagnostic devices could provide an important new component in more cost-effective healthcare delivery. Rapid measurements of blood samples during an examination within a doctor’s office or in the field, could allow immediate appropriate treatment of medical...
History of Research with Human Subjects: Ethical Steps Forward and Back
29 Apr 2009 | | Contributor(s):: Jason T. Eberl
ECET 499N: Introduction to Nanotechnology
30 Mar 2009 | | Contributor(s):: Helen McNally
An introduction to the emerging area of nanotechnology will be studied. The primary focus will be on the technologies of nanotechnology, with specific emphasis on electronics and electrical measurements. Instruments and techniques used in nanotechnology will be described and explored which...
"Who Owns Truth?" - Biomedical Research in a Health Policy Context
30 Mar 2009 | | Contributor(s):: Samuel A. Richmond
This presentation examines a claim made by PhRMA on behalf of pharmaceutical manufacturing companies of America, and the response of the International Committee of Medical Journal Editors (ICMJE) questioning drug company publication policies and practices. Also considered are changes in law...
Nanomaterials for Bone & Neural Tissue Engineering
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11 Sep 2008 | | Contributor(s):: S. Swaminathan
Tissue engineering is defined as “the application of biological, chemical and engineering principles towards the repair, restoration or regeneration of tissues using scaffolds, cells, factors alone or in combination.” The goal lis to design and develop biodegradable, biocompatible...
2008 BioNano Technology and Pharmaceuticals
06 Aug 2008 | | Contributor(s):: Pankaj Sharma, Nalam Madhusudhana Rao
The purpose of this symposium is to bring together top scientists from India and the United States to present their latest work and to discuss future international scientific collaborative partnerships. This one and a half day symposium will also feature a special second half day mini-symposium...
Use of Ceramic based biomaterials for their application in vitro osteogenic differentiation
30 Jul 2008 | | Contributor(s):: Gopal Pande
The use of bioceramics for preparation of implants and prosthesis for applications in orthopedic surgery has been done over several years. Recently new formulations for making substrates and coatings using ceramic material such as alumina, bioglass or zirconia have been done for improved...
<i>In Vivo</i> Nuclear Magnetic Resonance Imaging and Spectroscopic Investigations of Structure and Function of Rodent Brain
30 Jul 2008 | | Contributor(s):: Anant B. Patel
Nuclear Magnetic Resonance Imaging (MRI) is a powerful and a versatile imaging modality for non-invasive characterization of host structure and function. MRI has grown in many directions such as functional MRI, diffusion tensor imaging, chemical shift imaging, which is used to detect single...
Quality by Design and Process Analytical Technology for Pharmaceutical Manufacturing in the 21st Century
21 Jul 2008 | | Contributor(s):: Stephen R. Byrn
PAT or Process Analytical Technology is an initiative and guidance from the U.S. FDA to encourage modernization of pharmaceutical manufacturing. In reality, PAT is a subset of the larger concept of Quality by Design which is the implementation of design concepts for pharmaceutical dosage forms...
Strategies for Preparation and Manufacture of Polymer-based Nanoparticulate Formulations
Nanoparticles hold great promise for drug delivery applications. Several polymer-based formulations containing nanoparticles are in late phase development or on the market. In fact, polymer dispersions provide one of the best methods to prepare nanoparticles of small-molecule organic drugs....
Multiplex Detection of Cell Surface Markers using Plasmonic Sensors
21 Jul 2008 | | Contributor(s):: Joseph M K Irudayaraj
Gold nanorod molecular probes (GNrMPs) were designed and fabricated for multiplex identification of cell surface markers in HBECs. Cells were probed directly using dark field microscopy integrated with a spectral imager for simultaneous detection of up to three surface markers. The...
Development of Highly Porous Large Polymeric Microparticles for Sustained Local Drug Delivery to the Lung
10 Jul 2008 | | Contributor(s):: Yoon Yeo
In this presentation, I will introduce a new way of making highly porous large polymeric microparticles recently developed in my lab. These microparticles exhibited desirable aerodynamic properties, reduced macrophage uptake, encapsulated a drug efficiently, and provided sustained drug release...