Posts Categorized: December 2012

December 2012 eNewsletter

Nanostructured Thin Films Aid Delivery of Promising New Drugs in the Body

By Russell F. Ross and Tejal A. Desai
There is a significant need for new drug delivery approaches to improve the efficacy of drugs. This article highlights the potential for drug delivery systems which use nanostructured thin films to increase the transport of biologics across epithelial …

Translating biophysics to reduced healthcare costs

By Henry T.K. Tse, Dino Di Carlo, Daniel R. Gossett
A new platform, using microfluidic techniques to measure biophysical and mechanical changes in cells may provide healthcare savings. The platform is able to detect malignant cells with a high degree of confidence.

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The Institute has published a special December issue on the Life Sciences Initiative. As always, the Institute is free! For instance, read “What it takes to be a Bioengineer.” There is also an interesting blog, “Five Challenges Facing the Life …

Featured Interview – Ali Khademhosseini

Ali Khademhosseni, Ph.D., was Chair of the EMBS Micro and Nanotechnology in Medicine Conference. In this video clip, Dr. Khademhosseni speaks to us on his objectives for the conference, and the prospects for clinical applications of his field of work, tissue engineering.

Special Issue – Micro and Nanotechnology In Medicine

By Nitish Thakor
This month we bring you an interview and timely articles from Thought Leaders at the recent EMBS Micro and Nanotechnology in Medicine Conference. The Conference focused on the translation of emerging micro/nano technology from the laboratory to the bedside. Our Newsletter features an …

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December 2012 Contributors

Nitish V. ThakorNitish V. Thakor is a Professor of Biomedical Engineering at Johns Hopkins University, Baltimore, USA, as well as the Director of the newly formed institute for neurotechnology, SiNAPSE, at the National University of Singapore. Read more

Ali KhademhosseiniAli Khademhosseini, MASc, Ph.D., is an Associate Professor at Harvard-MIT's Division of Health Sciences and Technology (HST), Brigham and Women's Hospital... Read more

Rashid BashirRashid Bashir he is the Abel Bliss Professor of Electrical and Computer Engineering & Bioengineering, Director of the Micro and NanoTechnology Laboratory... Read more

Michelle KhineMichelle Khine is Associate Professor, Biomedical Engineering; and Associate Professor (Joint Appointment), Chemical Engineering and Materials Science, at the University of California, Irvine. Read more

Dr. Russell F. RossDr. Russell F. Ross is the Director of Product and Technology Development at Kimberly-Clark Corporation, leading the development of biomaterials for drug delivery and therapeutic applications. Read more

Dr. Tejal DesaiDr. Tejal Desai is currently Professor of Bioengineering and Therapeutic Sciences at the University of California, San Francisco. Read more

Henry T.K. TseHenry T.K. Tse is a postdoctoral fellow at UCLA where he had also received his Ph.D. in Biomedical Engineering in 2012 under the guidance of Dino Di Carlo. Read more

Dino Di CarloDino Di Carlo is an Associate Professor of Bioengineering at UCLA. He received his B.S. and Ph.D. from UC Berkeley in 2002 and 2006 respectively... Read more

Daniel GossettDaniel Gossett received his Ph.D. from the Biomedical Engineering Interdepartmental Program at the University of California, Los Angeles in the Spring of 2012... Read more