IEN Hosts Session on Nanotechnology at the Prestigious American Association for Clinical Chemistry (2015 AACC) Annual Meeting

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Georgia Tech’s Institute for Electronics & Nanotechnology’s hosted a session on “Nanotechnology in Clinical Applications” at the recent 2015 American Association for Clinical Chemistry (AACC) held at the Georgia World Congress Conference Center on July 26th - 30th.

The session, moderated by Dr. Paul Joseph - External User Program Coordinator and Biomedical Consulting Specialist at GT-IEN,  featured five speakers from the joint Georgia Tech – Emory University Bioengineering program presenting their most recent pioneering research in the area of nanotechnology applications in clinical chemistry,

  • Pradnya Samant, representing Professor Mark Prausnitz - School of Chemical and Biomolecular Engineering, presented her work titled, “Microneedle Patches for point-of-Care Diagnostics”
  • Dr. Jian Xu, representing Professor Shuming Nie - Emory University, discussed his research titled, “Nanotechnology for Image-Guided Diagnostics and Surgery”
  • Professor A. Fatih Sarioglu - School of Electrical & Computer Engineering at Georgia Tech, talked about his work, “Label-Free Capture of Circulating Tumor Cell-clusters from Patient Blood Samples Using a Microfluidic Chip”
  • Professor Susan Thomas – Woodruff School of Mechanical Engineering, presented her research work titled, “Lymph Node Targeted Nanomedicine”
  • Professor Gabe Kwong - School of Biomedical Engineering at GT and Emory, discussed his work on “Engineering Synthetic Biomarkers”

The AACC welcomed thousands of medical professionals and healthcare leaders to the 2015 AACC Annual Meeting & Clinical Lab Expo, and a total of 17,500 participants attended this year’s event. The meeting showcased revolutionary advancements in clinical testing research and technology that improves the ability of healthcare providers to diagnose patients quickly and accurately and ensure patients get timely and effective medical treatment. Dedicated to achieving better health through laboratory medicine, the AACC brings together more than 50,000 clinical laboratory professionals, physicians, research scientists, and business leaders from around the world focused on clinical chemistry, molecular diagnostics, mass spectrometry, translational medicine, lab management, and other areas of progressive laboratory science. Since 1948, the AACC has worked to advance the interdisciplinary interests in the field, providing programs that advance scientific collaboration, knowledge, expertise, and innovation.



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