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Delivering Therapeutics Across Biological Barriers (E1)

Organizer(s) David Brayden, Claus-Michael Lehr and Kathryn Whitehead
May 6—9, 2019
Royal Dublin Society • Dublin 4, Ireland
Discounted Abstract Deadline: Jan 8, 2019
Abstract Deadline: Feb 6, 2019
Scholarship Deadline: Jan 8, 2019
Discounted Registration Deadline: Mar 6, 2019

Organized in Collaboration with Science Foundation Ireland

Sponsored by Astellas Pharma Inc.

Summary of Meeting:
The multi-disciplinary theme of crossing of biological barriers encompasses biology, chemistry, pharmaceutical formulation, polymeric and materials science, advanced cell biology, imaging, microfluidics, and drug-device combination research. This conference occurs at the interface between cell biology and the use of technologies to exploit such understanding in order to translate therapies to patients. The program comprises leading researchers from academia, institutes, as well as from the pharmaceutical and medical device industry. The goal of the conference is to profile cutting edge research in specific areas of achieving drug delivery across biological barriers where a large translational impact would result for both industry and patients. By inviting cell biologists, technology developers, and formulators to the same conference, this will provide in depth discussions and offer a thorough perspective on the tissue and cell barriers that must be crossed in order to help guide technology approaches to achieve these breakthrough treatments.

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National Institute of Biomedical Imaging and Bioengineering (NIBIB)/National Center for Advancing Translational Sciences (NCATS) Scholarship Recipients

Hugh Giffney
University College Dublin, Ireland

Roberta Guagliardo
Ghent University, Belgium

Nicholas G. Lamson
Carnegie Mellon University, USA

Erin Morgan
University of California, Santa Barbara, USA

Shrey Sindhwani
University of Toronto, Canada

Harmanpreet Singh
Guru Nanak Dev University, India

Chih-Tsung Yang
University of South Australia, Australia