Nanomedicine and Drug Delivery
The use of nanotechnology for design and development of advanced drug delivery and in vivo imaging systems is a fast growing area of biomedical research. At Penn State, our research efforts are focused on the development and application of nano-scale biomaterials including organic and inorganic nanoparticles, nanotubes, and nanoliposomes for targeted and controlled delivery of drugs, therapeutic proteins and genes, as well imaging contrast agents to the focal areas of disease such as tumors. This area of research holds great promise for breakthrough advances in therapeutic and diagnostic approaches.
- James Adair, Materials Science and Engineering, Biomedical Engineering, Pharmacology