Dear Member, welcome to PEGS BOSTON 2018
April 30 – May 4
Location: Seaport World Trade Center, Boston MA

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Nanotechnology in medicine, or nanomedicine, is a relatively new field. The use of nanoparticles to diagnose and treat diseases as well as future potential to make repairs at the cellular level has spawned great interest among the pharma and biopharma industries.

CHI’s inaugural Nanotechnology in Medicine conference seeks to bring together the interdisciplinary researchers from chemistry, engineering, biology and medicine together to explore the use of nanomaterials including nanoparticles, nanodevices, nanorobots, that will revolutionize drug delivery, diagnostics and therapeutics applications.

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Conference At-A-Glance

• NANOSENSING AND IMAGING KEYNOTE PRESENTATION: Development of Uniform-Sized Inorganic Nanoparticles for Clinical Applications
Taeghwan Hyeon, PhD, SNU Distinguished Professor, School of Chemical and Biological Engineering, Seoul National University

• Targeted Nanoparticles for Imaging, Drug Delivery and Biosensing
Paul Millner, PhD, Professor of Bionanotechnology, School of Biomedical Sciences, University of Leeds

• Assemble Nanoparticles in vivo for Cancer Imaging and Treatment
Jianghong Rao, PhD, Professor, Radiology and Chemistry (courtesy), Molecular Imaging Program, Cancer Biology and Biophysics Programs, Stanford University

• Biomimetic Nanotechnology Enhances Surface Detection of Circulating Tumor Cells in Peripheral Blood from Head and Neck Cancer Patients
Seungpyo Hong, PhD, Professor, Pharmaceutics, Pharmaceutical Sciences Division, School of Pharmacy, University of Wisconsin-Madison

• Digital Resolution Biomolecule Sensing by Photonic Resonator Absorption Microscopy (PRAM) with Plasmonic Nanoparticle Tags
Brian T. Cunningham, PhD, Willett Professor of Engineering, Director, Micro and Nanotech Lab, Electrical and Computer Engineering, University of Illinois at Urbana -Champaign

• NANOTHERAPEUTICS Development of Novel Antibody Directed Nanotherapeutics for the Treatment of Solid Tumors
Daryl Drummond, PhD, Head of Research, Merrimack Pharmaceuticals

• Enabling and Expanding the Use of Microbial-Derived Biologics through the Use of Tolerogenic Nanoparticles
Kei Kishimoto, PhD, CSO, Selecta Biosciences

• Safe and Effective Nanomedicines for Cancer and Inflammatory Diseases
Hayat Onyuksel, PhD, Professor, Biopharmaceutical Sciences, University of Illinois

• A Modular Platform for Targeted RNAi Therapeutics Using Biologically-Lipidated Antibodies
Itai Benhar, PhD, Professor, Molecular Microbiology and Biotechnology, The George S. Wise Faculty of Life Sciences, Tel Aviv University

• Smart, Multifunctional Liposomal Nanoformulation for Treating Fabry and Other Rare Diseases
Jose Luis Corchero Nieto, PhD, Senior Scientist, Nanobiotechnology Group, CIBER-BBN, Institute of Biotechnology and Biomedicine, Universitat Autonoma de Barcelona

• Targeted Ultrasmall Silica Nanoparticles as Next-Generation Treatment Tools for Drug Delivery
Michelle Bradbury, MD, PhD, Director, Intraoperative Imaging, Radiology, Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center

• NANOCARRIERS FOR DELIVERY Nanoemulsion Technology for Intranasal Immunization Facilitates Vaccine Uptake by Antigen Presenting Cells at Mucosal Tissues, Induces Innate Immunity, and Enhances Mucosal Immunity
Ali Fattom, PhD, Senior Vice President, Vaccine R&D, NanoBio Corp.

• Designing Nanoparticles to Actively and Specifically Penetrate Solid Tumors
Jan E. Schnitzer, MD, Director, Professor of Cellular & Molecular Biology, Proteogenomics Research Institute for Systems Medicine (PRISM)

• Synthetic mRNA Nanocarriers for the in situ Programming of Disease-Specific T Cells
Matthias Stephan, MD, PhD, Associate Member, Fred Hutchinson Cancer Research Center, Associate Professor, University of Washington

• Bioresponsive Nanotechnologies for Systemic RNA Delivery to TumorsJinjun Shi, PhD, Assistant Professor, Center for Nanomedicine, Brigham and Women’s Hospital, Harvard Medical School