Northeastern University, USA
Title: From 4D Printing to Nanotextured Surfaces to Implantable Sensors: Tomorrow’s Nanomedicine Today
Biography: Thomas J Webster
Nanotechnology has already revolutionized medicine in a number of ways, from improving disease detection to greater treatments. So what does the future of nanomedicine hold ? This talk will summarize efforts to create the next generation of nanomedicine focussed on implantable sensors, 4D printing, and more. Implantable sensors have already been shown to control cell functions in the body to ensure implant success. Further, 4D printing has developed new implantable materials that can change shape inside the budy when stimulated from outside the body useful for on-demand drug delivery or increasing tissue growth on-demand. This talk will also emphasize 2nd generation FDA approved nanomedicine products developed in our lab already being used today in humans.