NanoMed Summit to focus on integrated scientific collaborations

October 19, 2011

The inaugural NanoMed Summit will be held 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. on Saturday, Nov. 5, at Penn State Hershey Cancer Institute on the Penn State Hershey Medical Center and College of Medicine campus. The event is open to all Penn State faculty, staff and students.

“The intent of this NanoMed Summit is to identify and coalesce several working groups to develop ongoing integrated scientific collaborations and grant applications,” said Mark Kester, director of the Penn State Center for NanoMedicine and Materials. “We are designing these working groups based upon advice from the Material/Life Sciences task force, which has designated the following inter-disciplinary areas for future development at Penn State: nanotechnology as theranostics (diagnostics/imaging/therapy); multi-modal imaging for earlier and more precise diagnosis; cellular and tissue engineering; and microfluidics devices for medical applications.”

Motor coach transportation will be available for Penn State University Park employees, however reservations must be made by Wednesday, Oct. 19. To R.S.V.P., email

Summit speakers come from the National Cancer Institute's NanoAlliance and the National Cancer Institute's Nanotechnology Characterization Laboratory.

This event is sponsored by the Penn State Center for NanoMedicine and Materials; The Huck Institutes of the Life Sciences; the Material Research Institute; Penn State Hershey Cancer Institute; and the Department of Pharmacology, Penn State College of Medicine.

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Last Updated October 20, 2011