is pleased to introduce a series of complimentary educational webinars created
to share best practices and innovation knowledge with nanotechnology researchers
and drug formulators around the world. The webinars will be delivered by renowned
industry thought leaders with years of hands-on experience involving hundreds
of cutting-edge applications. Each webinar will consist of a 30-minute presentation
followed by an interactive 15-minute question and answer session with attendees.
To view the upcoming schedule and register, visit www.microfluidicscorp.com/webinars.
The first webinar in the series will be delivered on Thursday, December 11
by Microfluidics’ Chief Technology Officer, Thomai (Mimi) Panagiotou,
PhD. The webinar, entitled “Producing Polymer Nanosuspensions for Drug
Delivery,” is based on a talk that she delivered at the 2008 NSTI Nanotechnology
Conference and Trade Show.
“Nanotechnology enables forward-thinking companies to achieve amazing
– and often previously impossible – results,” said Dr. Panagiotou.
“Through research in the Microfluidics Technology Center, for example,
we have been able to demonstrate drug encapsulation in polymer nanosuspensions,
with polymer particles in the range of 50-500nm. Delivery systems like this
can be used for controlled-release drug delivery, or for diagnostics when combined
with a contrast agent. When used with appropriate ligants these polymer particles
also can enable targeted delivery, such as targeting cancer cells.”
Microfluidics’ webinar series is intended to be educational and informative.
It will focus primarily on topics identified and requested by customers, featured
at industry events, or chosen by periodic guest speakers from research departments
at leading corporations, institutes and universities. Expected participants
- Research scientists
- Laboratory managers
- Senior management
- Process engineers
- Drug developers
- University researchers
- Manufacturing consultants
- Contract engineers
“As part of our ongoing commitment to customer success, we are excited
to share insights into how innovative companies around the world are leveraging
new and emerging techniques in nanotechnology to gain a tangible competitive
advantage for their product pipelines,” said Mary Anne North, Vice President
of Customer Success at Microfluidics. “Typically, such detailed technical
information and scientific data are available only at trade shows, conferences
and other industry events, which are time-consuming and usually require a travel
budget. With the webinar series, we are able to share real-world success stories
with a global audience in an efficient and engaging manner.”