Registration is being accepted for an international symposium on nanomedicine to be held Aug. 16-17 at UD.

Nanomedicine Conference 2012

Symposium to address applications of nanotechnology to drug delivery, cancer diagnosis


7:59 a.m., Feb. 14, 2012--The University of Delaware will host the First International Symposium on Nanomedicine in Drug Delivery and Cancer Diagnosis from Aug. 16-17 at Clayton Hall.

The symposium will bring together international experts to address design, development, and evaluation of nanoconstructs for early detection of disease and for delivery of therapeutic and diagnostic agents. Talks will focus on the relationship between the physiochemical properties of nanosystems and their biomedical applications, including the following topics: 

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  • Principles of nanomedicine, including both basic and applied research;
  • Nanotechnological advances and their potential medical applications;
  • Benefits of nanomedical tools versus traditional techniques;
  • Therapeutic applications of nanotechnology and nanomaterial, and;
  • Drug delivery using nanoparticles

Arun Kumar and Mary Ann McLane, professors in the UD Department of Medical Technology, are serving as chair and co-chair, respectively, of the symposium.

“There is tremendous need for the discovery and development of innovative technologies to improve the delivery of therapeutic and diagnostic agents in the body,” says Kumar, “and nanotechnology has the potential to make a significant impact in these areas of health care. We’re looking forward to a strong contingent of international experts joining us for this meeting, and we encourage University of Delaware faculty in related fields to submit abstracts and plan to attend.”

About the conference

Keynote talks will be delivered by experts from France, Iceland, Italy, and the U.S.

Abstract submission opened in January and will remain open until June 30. Guidelines, templates, and instructions are available on the website

The official journal of the conference is the International Journal of Green Nanotechnology.

Registration is now available on the conference website. An early-bird rate is applied to all registrations received by May 31.

Conference sponsors include the Department of Medical Technology in the UD College of Health Sciences, the Delaware Health Sciences Alliance, Marshall University Center for Diagnostic Nanosystems, Delaware INBRE, and Greater Wilmington Convention and Visitors Bureau.

Article by Diane Kukich

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