A Symposium on the Convergence of Bio/Nanotechnology and Medicine


From: November 06, 2008 2:00 PM

To: November 07, 2008 5:00 PM

Publication date:

Thursday, November 6, 2008 - Friday, November 7, 2008
TIME: 2:00 PM - 5:00 PM

A Symposium on the Convergence of Bio/Nanotechnology and Medicine November 6-7, 2008 Chair: James Castracane

This symposium will bring together a group of accomplished experts in various fields of nanotechnology, biotechnology, medicine and commercialization. The 2-day symposium includes short courses, a poster session, vendor show, and technical sessions with invited talks that encompass the interface of nanotechnology and medicine, as well as the commercialization of nano/biotechnology. Itis an outstanding opportunity for engineers, scientists, physicians and entrepreneurs to learn the cutting edge development and innovation in the field of nanobiotechnology. The participants will also learn the convergence of nanotechnology and biotechnology to explore the cross-field fertilization opportunities.

PRESENTED BY: Empire State Science and Technology and the College of Nanoscale Science and Engineering University at Albany

KEYNOTE LECTURE: November 7, 8:30 a.m. The Role of Nanoscale Phenomena in Regenerative Medicine, Jeffrey Borenstein, Draper Laboratory

November 6, 2008

  • Vendor Exposition - 2 p.m. to 8 p.m.
  • Poster - 2 p.m. to 8 p.m
  • Reception - 4 p.m to 8 p.m.

November 7, 2008

  • Morning Session - 9:30 a.m. to 12:15 p.m.
  • Networking Lunch - 12:15 p.m. to 1:15 p.m. 
  • Tour of Facilities - 1:15 p.m. to 1:45 p.m.
  • Afternoon Session - 2:00 p.m. - 4:45 p.m.

SHORT COURSES: November 6, Coordinator: Yubing Xie

Nanomechanics and Nanometrology for Integrated MaterialsRobert Geer, CNSE, UAlbany-SUNY

Introduction to Vacuum Technology for Micro-fabrication Terry Rogelstad, Pfeiffer Vacuum, Inc.

Process Monitoring and Control in Microelectronics Fabrication using Mass Spectroscopy Steve Foster, Pfeiffer Vacuum, Inc.

Fabrication Technology of MEMS and NEMSJeffrey Borenstein,  Draper Laboratory

Getting Your Start-up Funded Barry Horwitz, Horwitz & Company LLC

Stem Cell Basics and Cancer Stem CellsStewart Sell, Wadsworth Center 

MORNING SESSION: November 7, Chair: Yubing Xie Interface of Nano and Biotechnology

Dendrimer Nanocomposites: Synthesis, Properties and Applications Lajos P. Balogh, Roswell Park Cancer Institute

Nanotechnology and Antibody TherapeuticsZhenping Zhu, Imclone Therapeutics

An Interdisciplinary Approach to Deciphering Extracellular Matrix-Induced Stem Cell Differentiation George Plopper, RPI

Aptamer-derived Molecular Interconnectors Hua Shi, UAlbany-SUNY

Nanobiomaterials as Building Blocks for NanoelectronicsRobert Geer, CNSE, UAlbany-SUNY

AFTERNOON SESSION: November 7, Chair: Bai Xu Commercialization of Nano/Biotechnology

Investment in Nanobiotechnology: A VC perspectiveMichael Greeley, Flybridge Capital Partners

The Commercialization of Nanobiotechnology: a Road Trip without a Map Bai Xu, Nanomed Devices, Inc.

Driving Towards Enabling Platforms for Technology Conversion: Shared Technology Roadmap, Outreach Strategies and Commercialization PathwaysMichael Fancher, CNSE, UAlbany-SUNY

10 Years Of Healthcare Investment In Nanotechnology: Risks And Returns David Sans, Althia Capital Rafael Barrera,

IP Strategies for Realizing Value of Nanotech Research

To register for this event, click here

Contact: The Rivers Organization 585-586-6906, [email protected]

Location: College of Nanoscale Science and Engineering

Contact Information: Phone: 585-586-6906 Email: [email protected]

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