Alessandro Grattoni, Ph.D.: Micro-Nanofluidics on-Earth and in Space for Cell and Drug Delivery

Wednesday, June 13, 2018 | 12 p.m. – 1 p.m. Add to Calendar

Alessandro Grattoni, PhD
Chair, Department of Nanomedicine
Associate Professor of Nanomedicine
Department of Surgery & Department of Radiation Oncology
Houston Methodist Research Institute

Micro-Nanofluidic systems have demonstrated transformative impact in numerous fields including biomedical engineering. Nanofluidics transport phenomena can be leveraged to efficiently control the transport of molecules in lab on a chip systems as well as to modulate the release of drugs from implantable reservoirs, mimicking the function of glands in the body. We have developed nanofluidic platform technologies for the controlled delivery of therapeutics for the prevention and treatment of chronic pathologies. Using 3D-printing we have also generated multifunctional micro-nanofluidic encapsulation systems for the delivery of cells. Here, their development and medical applications on-Earth and in Space will be presented.


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