Fall 2011 NanoFANS Forum

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The focus of this event will be “Nanomedicine.” Nanomedicine takes nanotechnology one step further with the application of cutting-edge biomedical science to create miniscule “smart devices.” The devices hold the potential to diagnose, treat, and cure disease before it can cause symptoms and spread, and to improve the delivery of medicines. Nanomedicine can increase the quality and length of human life. The leap from current medical capabilities to those of nanomedicine will be similar in magnitude to the impact on computer science of the transition from vacuum tubes to silicon chips in the 20th century. In the 21st century, nanomedicine will challenge and change the way medicine approaches disease. Through the discovery of disease origins and the use of new imaging and drug delivery systems, we are entering a revolutionary period of unparalleled advances in biomedical research and the practice of medicine. Advancements in nanomedicine are happening weekly in the areas of disease diagnosis, imaging and treatment. Building on the relevant nanotechnologies, nanomedicine will revolutionize medicine as we know it – yielding less diffuse delivery of medications, resulting in less stress (side-effects) on the human body and more successful medical outcomes (http://www.centerfornanomedicine.org).

We are fortunate to have Thomas Barker, PhD (BME, GaTech/Emory), Gang Bao, PhD (BME, GaTech/Emory), and Wilbur Lam, MD (BME, GaTech./ Emory Medical School), known for their pioneering work in the area of “Nanomedicine,” speak to us on their current research topic.

A box lunch is also included at no cost to the participants.  To make lunch reservation, please RSVP paul.joseph@mirc.gatech.edu before October 14, 2011.  

After the talks, a tour of the Nanotechnology Research Center facility will be organized to the interested participants.  Please let us know if you would like to participate when you send RSVP to reserve your place.


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