November 05, 2008

National Nano Conference To Be Held At Albany NanoTech

By: by The Business Review


Nanotechnology's positive impact on the health care field will be the focus of a national conference scheduled for Nov. 7 at the College of Nanoscale Science and Engineering of the University at Albany .

The event, titled "Symposium on the Convergence of Bio/Nanotechnology and Medicine," will be held from 8:30 a.m. to 4:45 p.m. the Albany NanoTech complex's NanoFab 300 South.

The event will be presented jointly by the nanocollege and Empire State Science and Technology. It will bring together accomplished scientists, engineers, physicians and entrepreneurs­ working at the interface of nanotechnology and medicine. They will present cutting-edge developments and innovations in the field, and discuss opportunities and commercialization of nanomedicine.

Speakers will represent a variety of cross-sector institutions that are critical to developing and commercializing nanomedicine: higher education, including UAlbany's NanoCollege, Massachusetts Institute of Technology and Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute ; research, such as Roswell Park Cancer Institute , Long Island Jewish Medical Center and Wadsworth Center ; and private industry, including ImClone Systems Inc. and Nanomed Devices Inc.

The symposium kicks off Nov. 6 with a trade show, poster session and short courses.

Topics include such subjects as the role of nanoscale in regenerative medicine, dendrimer nanocomposites, nanotechnology and antibody therapeutics, deciphering extracellular matrix-induced stem cell differentiation, nanobiomaterials as building blocks for nanoelectronics, and getting a start-up funded.

Registration and booth-rental information is available here .