Nano-Devices for Next Generation Stem Cell Therapeutics, Medical Adhesives, and Drug Delivery Systems

When: Friday, October 19, 2012 at 1:00 pm
Where: CSC 333
Speaker: Dr. Jeffrey Karp
Organization: Professor in Medicine, Brigham and Women's Hospital
Sponsor: IGERT Nanomedicine Seminar

This talk will explore platform non-technologies that are currently being developed in the KarpLab to tackle some of the most challenging medical problems. Namely, controlling and monitoring cell fate and function following transportation, sealing tissues/closing wounds, achieving longer term local drug delivery for treatment of diseases such as rheumatoid arthritis and glioblastoma, development of surfaces to separate cells for disposable point of care diagnostics and for cell therapy, and needles that sense different levels of tissue for the delivery of cells and drugs.