TechConnect World 2016
National SBIR/STTR Conference National Innovation Summit & Showcase Nanotech 2016



Symposium Chair

Thomas E. TwardowskiThomas E. Twardowski
Integra Life Sciences Corporation

Confirmed Invited Speakers

Vuk UskokovićFrom Controlled Drug Delivery to Gene Therapies to Bone Regeneration: Calcium Phosphate Nanoparticles as Essential Components of Advanced Biomaterials
Vuk Uskoković
Assistant Professor, Director of the Advanced Materials and Nanobiotechnology Laboratory, University of Illinois at Chicago

Akhilesh K GaharwarNanoengineered Biomaterials for Regenerative Medicine
Akhilesh K Gaharwar
Assistant Professor, Department of Biomedical Engineering, Texas A&M University

Ara NazarianHydrogels in Trauma: Our experiences with Hemorrhage and Burn Models
Ara Nazarian
Assistant Professor, Center for Advanced Orthopaedic Studies, Harvard Medical School

Kelly SchultzDynamic cell-material interactions measure by passive microrheology
Kelly Schultz
Assistant Professor of Chemical Engineering, Lehigh University

Symposium Sessions

Monday May 23

10:30Biomaterials for Regeneration
10:30Nanoparticle Processing & Biomedical Applications
1:30Biomaterials Applications

Tuesday May 24

Biomaterials: Posters 4:00
Cancer Nanotechnology: Posters 4:00

Wednesday May 25

8:30Innovation Spotlights: Biotech/Pharma - Integra Life Sciences, Merck
Materials for Drug & Gene Delivery: Posters 3:30

Symposium Program

Monday May 23

10:30Biomaterials for RegenerationPotomac 2
Session chair: Thomas E. Twardowski, Integra Life Sciences Corporation (bio)
10:30From Controlled Drug Delivery to Gene Therapies to Bone Regeneration: Calcium Phosphate Nanoparticles as Essential Components of Advanced Biomaterials (invited presentation)
V. Uskokovic, University of Illinois at Chicago, US (bio)
10:55Nanoengineered Biomaterials for Regenerative Medicine (invited presentation)
A. Gaharwar, Texas A&M University, US (bio)
11:20Dynamic cell-material interactions measured by passive microrheology (invited presentation)
K. Schultz, Lehigh University, US (bio)
11:45A synergistic approach to the design, fabrication and evaluation of 3D printed micro and nano featured scaffolds for vascularized bone tissue repair
B. Holmes, K. Bulusu, M. Plesniak, L.G. Zhang, Nanochon LLC, George Washington University, US
12:05Characterization of the antibiofilm and biomechanical properties of a PEEK-Silver zeolite Spacer for intervertebral fusion surgery
M. Shirtliff, S. Sankar, J. Crudden, P. Whang, DiFusion Inc., US
10:30Nanoparticle Processing & Biomedical ApplicationsNational Harbor 10
Session chair: Sotiris E. Pratsinis, ETH. Zurich, CH, T.J. (Lakis) Mountziaris, NSF (bio)
10:30Synthesis, Functionalization and Biological Sensing Applications of ZnSe Nanocrystals (invited presentation)
T.J. Mountziaris, University of Massachusetts, Amhearst, US (bio)
10:55Preserving high surface area of drug nanoparticles in nanocomposite particulates and oral stripfilms (invited presentation)
R.N. Dave, New Jersey Institute of Technology, US
11:20Highly selective, flame-made nanostructured sensors for breath analysis (invited presentation)
S.E. Pratsinis, ETH Zurich, CH (bio)
11:45Optimization of synthesis conditions to prepare desired shell thickness of superparamagnetic MgFe2O4@SiO2 core-shell nanosphere for biomedical applications
H. Das, N. Debnath, T. Arai, N. Sakamoto, K. Shinozaki, H. Suzuki, N. Wakiya, Shizuoka University, JP
12:05Characterization of Crosslinked Polymer Nanoparticles by Size-Exclusion Chromatography Coupled to Differential Viscometery
T.H. Kalantar, D.M. Meunier, J.W. Lyons, J.J. Kiefer, Q.J. Niu, Y. Li, K.J. Bouck, C.J. Tucker, P.S. Russo, R. Cueto, Dow Chemical Company, US
1:30Biomaterials ApplicationsPotomac 2
Session chair: Thomas E. Twardowski, Integra Life Sciences Corporation (bio)
1:30Hydrogels in Trauma: Our experiences with Hemorrhage and Burn Models (invited presentation)
A. Nazarian, Harvard Medical School, US
1:55Microbial Cellulose Materials for Ophthalmic Wound Healing
C. Adams, Diopter Corp, US
2:15Biofilm as a versatile stablizer and promoter for Pd nanoparticle (PdNP) recovery and catalytic denitrification
C. Zhou, B.E. Rittmann, Z. Wang, A. Ontiveros-Valencia, R. Krajmalnik-Brown, Arizona State University, US
2:35Comparing Biocompatibility of Titanium Orthopaedic Implants With and Without an Ultra-thin Coating of TiO2 by Ion Beam Assisted Deposition
R. Miralami, F. Namavar, G.M. Thiele, J.G. Sharp, K.L. Garvin, University of Nebraska Medical Center, US
2:55Micro topographical surface features and gradients for influencing mesenchymal stem cells behavior for bone tissue engineering
V. Dinca, L.E. Sima, L. Rusen, A. Bonciu, P. Hoffmann, National Institute for Lasers, Plasma and Radiation Physics, RO

Tuesday May 24

10:30BiofluidicsChesapeake 4
Session chair: Kwang W. Oh, University at Buffalo (SUNY) (bio)
10:30Massively Parallel Delivery of Large-Sized Cargo into Mammalian Cells with Light Pulses (invited presentation)
P.Y.E. Chiou, University of California, Los Angeles, US
10:55Genome Mapping by Nanochannel Confinement (invited presentation)
K. Dorfman, University of Minnesota, US
11:20Microfluidic platform for studies of self-organizing processes in a bacterial cell
D. Yang, A. Jennings, J. Männik, University of Tennessee, US
11:40nano Droplet Array Plates (nDAPs): 3D Cell Culture in Anchored Hydrogel Droplets Compatible with Conventional Microplates
Q.F. Xu, X. Chen, A.M. Lyons, ARL Designs LLC, US
12:00Microfluidic Devices for Drug Delivery and Permeability Evaluation
Y. Liu, C. Uhl, Lehigh University, US
Biomaterials: Posters 4:00Expo Hall D & E
Synthesis and Characterization of a Bioresorbable Poly(L-co-D,L lactide) Based Adhesion Barrier Film
M.B. Güner, A.B. Yoruç Hazar, Yıldız Technical University, TR
Enzyme-crosslinked Bilayer Composite Scaffold Incorporating with Spatially Controlled Gene Delivery Carriers for the Induction of Mesenchymal Stem Cells in Osteochondral Tissue Regeneration
Y.H. Lee, H.C. Wu, M.H. Shen, J.S. Sun, T.W. Wang, National Tsing Hua University, Taiwan, TW
Strategies for production of naturally-derived calcium phosphates particles for solid free-form fabrication
F. Miculescu, A. Maidaniuc, S.I. Voicu, M. Miculescu, D. Batalu, University Politehnica from Bucharest, RO
Statistical Modeling of Fluoride Release Profiles of Various Dental Restorative Materials in Three Buffer Solutions
A.B.H. Yoruç, İ. Batmaz, Yıldız Technical University, TR
Neural Stem Cell Differentiation and Proliferation Promoted by Three-Dimensional Nano Matrixes
Z.F. Huang, Hong Kong Baptist University, HK
Tailoring Polysaccharide-Silica Gel Monoliths as Biosensors for the Detection and Removal of Emerging Contaminants in Aquatic Ecosystems, through the Immobilization of Vibrio fischeri
D. García, Z. Mercado, N. Rosario, M. del Mar Tolentino, Z. Flores, L. Díaz, University of Puerto Rico, Río Piedras Campus, US
In vitro reduction of mycotoxins and other inflammatory mediators from whole blood using CytoSorb® hemoadsorbent polymer beads
A.R. Scheirer, K.-G. Rueggeberg, T.D. Golobish, T. Guliashvili, M.C. Gruda, P. O’Sullivan, P.P. Chan, CytoSorbents Corporation, US
Effects of Reinforcing Phase Systems Modified by Binding Agents on Properties of Dental Restorative Materials
A.B.H. Yoruç, A. Aydinoğlu, Yildiz Technical University, TR
Cancer Nanotechnology: Posters 4:00Expo Hall D & E
Gold Nanoshells With Micellar Core for The Delivery of Hydrophobic Chemotherapeutic and Cancer Photothermal Therapy
S-Y Lee, M-J Shieh, National Taiwan University, TW
The development of multifunctional nanocomplexs for drug delivery in oral cancer therapy
J.S. Huang, F.Y. Cheng, C.H. Tsai, D.B. Shieh, National Cheng Kung University, TW
Effects of metal oxide nanoparticles on DNA damage signaling in human colorectal cancer cells
J.D. Barnett, A. Sharma, J. Stewart, F. Bunz, R. Ivkov, The Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine, US
Hollow gold nanoparticles as efficient in vivo radiosensitizing agents for radiation therapy of breast cancer
A. Mulgaonkar, S. Moeendarbari, G. Hassan, W. Mao, Y. Hao, X. Sun, University of Texas Southwestern Medical Center, US
Mechanical Characterisation of Cancer Cells in Blood Circulation
V.K. Katiyar, K.S. Basavarajappa, IIT Roorkee, India, IN
Numerical modeling of the effect of field configurations on the magnetic nanoparticle delivery
M.K. Ghantasala, P. Ikonomov, T. Rajh, A. David, Western Michigan University, US
Particle analysis system for characterizing the surface properties of indiviual nanoparticles
R. Hart, C. Ashcroft, T. Castner, X. Li, N. Alessi, J. Zhang, B. DiPaolo, B. Cordovez, C. Earhart, Optofluidics, US
Magnetic and structural study of lanthanide ferrites for nanoparticles
S. Matiz Cely, L.A. Castillo, J.C. Cardenas, A. Reiber, Universidad de los Andes, CO

Wednesday May 25

8:30Innovation Spotlights: Biotech/Pharma - Integra Life Sciences, MerckNational Harbor 4
Session chair: S. Kubisen, The George Washington University, US
8:30Integra Life Scienses: Innovation Spotlights
T. Twardowski, Integra, US
8:45Merck: Innovation Spotlights
M. Lamm, Merck, US
9:00Co-administration of nanowired Alpha-melanocyte stimulating hormone and cerebrolysin enhances neuroprotection in concussive head injury following sleep deprivation
A. Sharma, Uppsala University, SE
9:07Novel Purification Method for Membrane Proteins
L. Loev, Ariel University R&D Co., Ltd., IL
9:14Design and Scalable Biosynthesis of Acid-Tolerant Enzymes as Broad-Spectrum, Biocompatible Disinfectants
B. Berger, Lehigh University, US
9:21Anchored Immersion Microplate Lids for 3D Cell Culture
A. Lyons, ARL Designs LLC, US
9:28Antimicrobial technology
A. Agrawal, Agienic Inc, US
9:35Overcoming antibiotic resistance through a novel mechanism of action
M. Thomas, Agile Sciences, US
9:42Integra, Merck Q&A
Materials for Drug & Gene Delivery: Posters 3:30Potomac Registration Hall
Technological Challenges and Potential Advantages of Lipobeads as Drug Delivery Systems
S. Kazakov, Pace University, US
Self-assembling peptide dimers with multifunctionalities for gene delivery systems
K. Ryu, G.J. Lee, T.-I. Kim, Seoul National University, KR
The characterization and reductive degradation behavior study of bioreducible crosslinked polypropylenimine dendrimers for gene delivery systems
G.J. Lee, K. Ryu, T.I. Kim, Seoul National University, KR
TiO2 Nanowired Cerebrolysin reduces neuron-specific ubiquitin carboxyl-terminal esterase-L1 (UCHL1) in Alzheimer's Disease and brain pathology
D.F. Muresanu, A. Sharma, J.V. Lafuente, R. Patnaik, Z.R. Tian, A. Ozikzilcik, H. Mössler, H.S. Sharma, University of Medicine & Pharmacy, RO
Nanodelivery of drugs for therapeutic strategies in CNS disorders. Current and Future perspectives
A. Sharma, D.F. Muresanu, J.V. Lafuente, R. Patnaik, Z.R. Tian, A. Ozikzilcik, H. Mössler, H.S. Sharma, Uppsala University, SE
Folic Acid Conjugated Polymer as a New Active Tumor Targeting Drug Delivery Platform
X. Li, M.R. Szewczuk, C. Malardier-Jugroot, Royal Military College of Canada, CA
Timed release of cerebrolysin using titanate nanospheres induces neuroprotection in Parkinson’s Disease
H.S. Sharma, D.F. Muresanu, J.V. Lafuente, A. Ozkizilcik, Z.R. Tian, R. Patnaik, H. Mössler, A. Sharma, Uppsala University, SE
Microhydrogel Depot for Sustained Delivery of Protein Drug
Y. Xu, Z. Zhou, B. Brooks, J. Miller, Luna Innovations Inc., US
Skin permeation of hydrophobic drugs loaded into polymeric nanoparticles
V.A. Feitosa, T.S. Balogh, K.L. Guimarães, M.H.A. Zanin, A.M. Oliveira, N.N.P. Cerize, Institute for Technological Research – IPT, BR
Ferromagnetic Gd5Si4 Nanoparticles for Medical Applications
C. Forney, Iowa State University, US
Fabrication and Properties of Chitosan-Hydrocortisone-Silver Nanoshells
S-Y Kwon, I-J Kang, Gachon University, KR
Telomerase-specific Doxorubicin-releasing Molecular Beacon for Cancer Theranostics
Y. Ma, Z. Wang, Y. Gu, China pharmaceutical university, CN
An Enzyme-Responsive Controlled Release Drug Delivery System Based on Mesoporous Silica and DNA
X. Zhang, Z. Wu, Hefei Institutes of Physical Science, Chinese Academy of Sciences, CN
Preparation of isoniazid-coupled gold and silver nano-systems: Investigation on antibiotic corona and metal core reliant biological events
P.N. Navya, H.K. Daima, siddaganga institute of technology, IN
Nanofountain Probe Technology for In Vitro Single Cell Studies
W. Kang, Naval Research Lab, US

Biomaterials, natural or synthetic materials that interact with biological systems to repair or treat natural body tissues, are designed with the most complex performance requirements and the strictest regulations. These challenges, and the opportunities offered by a worldwide market estimated at $44 billion in 2012, drive innovation at industrial, academic and government laboratories around the world.  The TechConnect World Biomaterials Symposium will highlight some of the most exciting research and development, and focus on industrially relevant new materials for cardiovascular and orthopedic applications, tissue engineering, neurology, and wound healing.

Topics & Application Areas

  • Natural, naturally derived and combination materials
  • Biomimetic and bioinspired materials
  • Materials for model tissues
  • Bioprinting
  • Functional materials – neural
  • Functional materials – orthopedic
  • Functional materials – soft tissue
  • Functional materials – cardiac
  • Regulation
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