'Harnessing Nanotechnology for Improved Medicine'
Kindly Sponsored and Hosted by Oxford Brookes
Sir Kenneth Wheare Hall, Clerici, Oxford Brookes University
Tuesday 28 January 2020
Harnessing Nanotechnology for Improved Medicine

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 Tuesday 28th January 2020
Event Programme

About the topic:

Improved understanding and engineering of natural and synthetic nanoparticles is set to impact on many aspects of medicine. Applications include drug delivery, diagnostics and in the production of materials with improved physicochemical properties - and the list continues to grow – some commentators even speculate that in the future nanobots will patrol the body to identify problems and make repairs.

Investor interest in nanotechnology in its full diversity is growing at an annual rate close to 20% and forecasts suggests a market value of $12billion by 2021, with medical applications predicted to have a significant slice of the cake.

Programme & Speakers

17.30              Delegate Registration, tea & coffee served
18.10              Welcome by OBN & Prof. David Evans, Oxford Brookes
18.25              Keynote: Prof. David Carter, Reader in Biomedical Science at Oxford Brookes  - 'Exosomes as biomarkers for cancer'
18.40              Company update: Dr. Justin Hean, Principal Scientist at Evox Therapeutics – 'Developments in using exosomes as drug delivery vehicles'
18.55              Company update: Dr. Gareth Wakefield, CTO at Xerion Healthcare - 'Enhanced radiotherapy effects in tumours using titanium dioxide nanoparticles'
19.10              Keynote: Prof. Munira Kadhim, Professor in Radiation Biology at Oxford Brookes - 'Extracellular vesicles as mediators of radiation-induced systemic bystander signals' 
19.25              Company update: Dr. Su Metcalfe, Founder and CEO of LifNano - 'Nanoparticles for targeted delivery of biologics across the blood-brain barrier'      
19.40              Keynote: Dr. David Meredith,  Senior Lecturer in Biochemistry & Biomedical Science at Oxford Brookes - 'Technology for assisting transepithelial delivery of drugs and improving oral availability'
19.55             Q&A with audience and speakers
20.15             Networking over drinks and nibbles
21.30             Evening ends

This event is being held at the Sir Kenneth Wheare Hall, Clerici, Oxford Brookes University, Headington Road, Oxford, OX3 0BP - Click here for more details. You may also find this map useful. The venue is near the top left.


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