Conference to Explore Nanoengineering for Medicine and Biology

NEW YORK, Dec. 13, 2012 — The ASME (American Society of Mechanical Engineers) 2013 2nd Global Congress on Nano-engineering for Medicine and Biology (NEMB 2013) will be held Feb. 4-6, 2013, at the Renaissance Boston Waterfront Hotel in Boston, Mass.

NEMB 2013 will bring together leading researchers to assess the fundamental challenges in biology and medicine and explore the role of nanotechnology-based materials and devices in early detection and treatment of disease.

The three-day information exchange will include eight technical tracks and 14 plenary speakers from organizations forging new pathways in medical research and experimentation, including Harvard Medical School, Stanford University, and Massachusetts Institute of Technology. Among the highlights of NEMB 2013 are:

  • Reengineering tumor micro-environments, leading to breakthroughs in the treatment of cancer: Presentations by Rakesh K. Jain of Harvard Medical School and David Mooney of Harvard School of Engineering and Applied Sciences.
  • Treating proteins as engineering structures in the treatment of diseases: Presentation by Markus Buehler of the Massachusetts Institute of Technology.
  • New discoveries on how some nanoparticles are toxic to humans: Presentation by Gunter Oberdorster of the University of Rochester.
  • The value of targeting cancerous tumors with nanoparticles — one of the greatest debates in nano-engineered cancer treatments: The discussion is organized by Jack Hoopes of Dartmouth University and Omid Farokzhad of Harvard, and will include contributions from Thomas Lars Andresen of DTU and Chad Mirkin of Northwestern.
  • Applying nanotechnology to tissue engineering: Presentation by Robert S. Langer, a pioneer in tissue engineering and recipient of The Economist 2012 Innovation Award in Bioscience.
  • From K Street to Wall Street: How Public Policy and the Private Sector Impact Nanotechnology: Leaders from government, academia, and the private sector will assess the future role of nanotechnology in innovation and job creation in the changing fiscal and political landscape.

Detailed program and registration information on NEMB 2013 is available on the website,


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