TENTATIVE PROGRAM

​August 11, 2016 (Oral)


​BREAKFAST ~7:00 AM inside Exhibition Hall

8:15:       Introduction

SESSION CHAIRS: George D. Pins & Ki Dong Park 

8:30 – 9:00 (INVITED):   Drug Loaded Poly (glycerol carbonate) Films for the Prevention of Lung Tumor Recurrence Following Surgical Resection; Mark W. Grinstaff, Departments of Biomedical Engineering, Chemistry, and Medicine, Boston University, Boston, MA, USA

9:00 – 9:30 (INVITED): Dendrimer-based Focal Gene Silencing for Head and Neck Squamous Cell Carcinoma, Hu Yang1,2,3 1Department of Chemical and Life Science Engineering, 2Department of Pharmaceutics, 3Massey Cancer Center, Virginia Commonwealth University, Richmond, Virginia 23284

9:30 – 10:00 (INVITED):   “Multimodal Composite Quantum Dot Probes for Bioimaging, Biosensing, and Drug Delivery Applications” Swadeshmukul Santra, NanoScience Technology Center, University of Central Florida, USA. 


10:00 – 10:30 (INVITED): Highly Porous Drug-Eluting Structures: From Wound Dressings to Stents and Scaffolds for Tissue Regeneration; Meital Zilberman, Biomedical Engineering Dept., Tel-Aviv University, Tel-Aviv, Israel

10:30 - Noon:   Coffee Break / Exhibitor Demo & Visits

Noon - 1:15 PM: Lunch

SESSION CHAIRS: Hu Yang & Swadeshmukul Santra

1:15 –1:45 (INVITED):   Designing Biopolymer Microthreads for Applications in Tissue Engineering and Regenerative Medicine,” Megan P. O’Brien, Meagan E. Carnes, Raymond L. Page, Glenn R. Gaudette, George D. Pins, Department of Biomedical Engineering, Worcester Polytechnic Institute, USA 

1:45 – 2:15 (INVITED): Poly-gamma glutamic acid (γ-PGA ) - microbial polymer of commercial interest; I. Radecka, I. Khail, D. Hill, M. Kowalczuk, A. Burns, M. Khechara, University of Wolverhampton, Faculty of Science & Engineering,Wulfruna Street, Wolverhampton, WV1 1LY, UK 

2:15 - 2:45 (INVITED): Injectable Hydrogels for Drug Delivery, Stem Cell Engineering and Tissue Regeneration; Ki Dong Park, Department of Molecular Science and Technology/Applied Chemistry and Biological Eng, Ajou University, Suwon 443-749, Republic of Korea 

2:45 – 3:15: (INVITED) Commercializing a honey-infused biomedical polymer-based product: Journey from a university laboratory to a biotech startup”; Kayla Rodriguez1, Marsalas Whitaker1, Kevin Graff1, Allison Fetz1,2, Gary Bowlin1,2, and Isaac Rodriguez1, 1 SweetBio, Inc. Memphis, Tennessee, 38103, USA 

3:15 – 3:45:       Coffee Break 

3:45 – 5:00:  TWO PRESENTATIONS:

  • “Application of Granurex Technology (excipients & formulation for granulation),” Shawn Engels, Freund-Vector Corporation, USA 
  • “Encapsulation with Ethylcellulose: Emerging Applications,” Jason Folkenroth, Dow Chemical, USA


5:30 – 7:30: POSTER PRESENTATION & RECEPTION (Posters to be displayed by 3:30 PM)

                                                            
August 11th Evening – POSTER PRESENTATION

       SESSION CHAIRS: Andreas Taubert & Wankei Wan​



                                                 


“Engineered Nano-Detoxifier for Intracellular Detoxification of Doxorubicin” Tuyen Duong Thanh Nguyen, Arunkumar Pitchaimani, Santosh Aryal, Department of Chemistry, College of Arts and Science, Nanotechnology Innovation Center of Kansas State (NICKS), Kansas State University, Manhattan, KS 66506, USA

“Synthesis and Characterization of Bisphosphonate Functionalized Poly(l-lactide) as a Bone Seeking Agent” Soma Sekhar Sridibhatla, Tuyen Duong Thanh Nguyen, Arunkumar Pitchaimani, Santosh Aryal, Department of Chemistry, College of Arts and Science, Nanotechnology Innovation Center of Kansas State, (NICKS), 3Department of Anatomy and Physiology, School of Veterinary Medicine, Kansas State University, Manhattan, KS 66506, USA

“Synthesis and characterization of a PAMAM dendrimer-based DHAP drug delivery system” Yu Duan, Juan Wang, Hongliang He, Hu Yang, School of Pharmacy, Weifang Medical College, 7166 West Baotong Road, Weifang 261053, Shandong Province, P. R. China, Department of Chemical and Life Science Engineering, Virginia Commonwealth University, 401 West Main Street, Richmond 23284, Virginia, USA

“Solvent-free Encapsulation of Multi-particulates with a Novel Ethylcellulose Grade” Nick Grasman (Dow Chemical, Midland, MI), Cody Schoener (Dow Chemical, Freeport, TX), Shawn Engels (Freund-Vector, Marion, IA), Raxit Mehda (Colorcon, Harleysville, PA), Charlie Cunningham (Colorcon, Harleysville, PA)

“Galactose-modified dendrimer for enhancing expression of cholesteryl ester hydrolase (CEH) gene in hepatocytes” Hongliang He, Michael Lancina, Shobha Ghosh and Hu Yang, Departments of Chemical and Life Science Engineering and Internal Medicine,  Virginia Commonwealth University, Richmond, VA, USA

“Dextran-calcium alginate beads a controlled drug delivery systems” Kahina Benfattoum, Nabila Haddadine, Naima Bouslah, Ahmed Benaboura, Philippe Maincent, Anne Sapin-Minet, Laboratoire de Synthese Macromoleculaire et Thioorganique Macromoleculaire, Faculty of chemistry, University of Sciences and Technology Houari Boumediene , B.P. 32, El Alia, Bab Ezzouar, Algiers, 16111, Algeria; Université de Lorraine, CITHEFOR EA3452, Faculté de Pharmacie, Nancy, France

“Development and characterization of electrospun curcumin loaded chitosan-xanthan nanofibers” Elhamalsadat Shekarforoush, Ana C. Mendes, and Ioannis S. Chronakis, Nano-BioScience Research Group, DTU Food, Technical University of Denmark (DTU), 2800 Kgs. Lyngby, Denmark

“Improvement of mechanical properties of smart chitosan -based nanobiocomposite hydrogel for orthopedic applications” Seyed Mohsen Latifia, Mohammadhossein Fathia,d, Jaleh Varshosaz, Materials Engineering Department, Isfahan University of Technology, Isfahan 84156-83111, Iran;  Department of Pharmaceutics, Faculty of Pharmacy and Novel Drug Delivery Systems Research Centre, Isfahan University of Medical Sciences, Isfahan 81746-73461, Iran; Department of Engineering, Virginia Commonwealth University, Richmond, VA 23284, USA; Dental Materials Research Center, Isfahan University of Medical Sciences, Isfahan, Iran

Solid Lipid Nanoparticles Containing Carvedilol: Formulation and Evaluation, Zeynep Kipriye, Evrim Yenilmez, Anadolu University, Faculty of Pharmacy, Department of Pharmaceutical Technology, Eskişehir, TÜRKİYE

Solid Lipid Nanoparticles of Dexketoprofen Trometamol: Formulation and In Vitro Characterization, Ahmet Alper Öztürk, Evrim Yenilmez, Yasemin Yazan, Anadolu University, Faculty of Pharmacy, Department of Pharmaceutical Technology Eskişehir, TURKEY

Chitosan Coated Paclitaxel Nanoparticles Aiming Colorectal Cancer Treatment,  Özge Atasoy1, Ebru Başaran2  1Sandoz Generic Pharmaceuticals Division of Novartis, Kocaeli, TURKEY; 2Anadolu University, Faculty of Pharmacy, Department of Pharmaceutical Technology, Eskişehir, TURKEY

Molecular Encapsulation by Cyclodextrins Effects on Drug Safety, Müzeyyen Demirel, Anadolu University, Faculty of Pharmacy, Department of Pharmaceutical Technology, Eskişehir, TURKEY

Study of Polymeric, Ophthalmic, Sustained-Delivery Drug Systems, Umay Merve Güven*, Murat Sami Berkman, Yasemin Yazan Anadolu University, Faculty of Pharmacy, Department of Pharmaceutical Technology, Eskişehir, TURKEY

Ocular Drug Delivery of Olopatadine Hydrochloride Using Temperature Modulated In Situ Gelling Systems, Umay Merve Güven*, Murat Sami Berkman, Yasemin Yazan, Anadolu University, Faculty of Pharmacy, Department of Pharmaceutical Technology, Eskişehir, TURKEY



                                                                 
August 12, 2016 - Oral
BREAKFAST  ~7:00 AM 
8:00 – 8:15:       Introduction & Poster Awards
SESSION CHAIRS: Gary L. Bowlin & Fabrizio Sarghini


8:15 – 9:00(INVITED):    Bioactive Nanomaterials Aimed at the Ground Zero of Atherosclerosis & Heart Disease, Prabhas Moghe, Biomedical Engineering, Rutgers University, USA

9:00 – 9:30(INVITED):    Enzyme-Mediated Injectable Biodegradable Hydrogels for Sustained Release of Protein Drug;  M. Kurisawa, Institute of Bioengineering and Nanotechnology, Singapore

9:30 – 10:00(INVITED):   Innate Immune Response to Biomedical Polymeric Devices: The Importance of Regulating and Guiding this Response; Gary L. Bowlin, Department of Biomedical Engineering, The University of Memphis, Memphis, TN 38152 USA

10:00 – 10:30: Coffee Break
SESSION CHAIRS: M. Kurisawa & I. Radecka

10:30 – 11:00(INVITED): Amphiphilic Polymers as the Carriers of Bioactive Substances; Mikhail I.Stillman, Andrey N.Kuskov, Anastasia V.Goryachaya, Pavel P.Kulikov, D.Mendeleyev University of Chemical Technology of Russia, Moscow, Russia

11:00 – 11:30(INVITED): Hyperbranched Glycerol/Adipic Acid Poly(ester)s for the Controlled Release of Actives; Bob A. Howell1, Tracy Zhang1,2 and Patrick B. Smith2 , 1Science of Advanced Materials Center for Applications in Polymer Science, Department of Chemistry and Biochemistry, Central Michigan University, Mt. Pleasant, MI  48859-0001, USA

11:30 – 12:00(INVITED): “Multifunctional microbeads for drug delivery in chemotherapy,” Wankei Wan, University of Western Ontario London, Ontario, Canada

12:00 – 1:00: Lunch

SESSION CHAIRS: Bob A. Howell & Meital Zilberman

1:00 – 1:30 (INVITED):   Biomimetic calcium phosphate mineralization – effects of surfaces, interfaces and gels, Andreas Taubert, Institute of Chemistry, University of Potsdam, Germany.


1:30 - 2:00: (INVITED): Milk Protein for Bioactive Nutrients Encapsulation; Zheng Fang, Li Liang, State Key Lab of Food Science and Technology, School of Food Science and Technology, Jiangnan University, Wuxi, Jiangsu, 214122, China


2:00 - 2:20: Effect of polymer additives on membrane transport of active pharmaceutical ingredients, Eniko Borbas, Konstantin Tsinman, Balint Sinko, Gyorgy Marosi, Zsombor K. Nagy, Budapest University of Technology and Economics, Pion Inc., Hungary

2:20 – 2:40:   Synthesis and characterization of an injectable in-situ forming polyamidoamine dendrimer hydrogel for biomedical applications; Juan Wang, Hongliang He, Leyuan Xu, and Hu Yang*, Department of Chemical and Life Science Engineering, School of Engineering, Virginia Common Wealth University, Richmond, Virginia 23284, USA

2:40 – 3:00:     Fabrication and characterization of air-impedance electrospun tissue regeneration templates; Gretchen S. Selders, Allison E. Fetz, and Gary L. Bowlin, Department of Biomedical Engineering, The University of Memphis, Memphis, TN 38152 USA  

3:00 – 3:20 (INVITED):   Production of alginate beads using microfluidic devices: numerical modeling of surface tension effects; Fabrizio Sarghini, University of Naples “Federico II”, Portici (NA)  Italy

3:20 – 4:00: Coffee Break

4:30:  Closing & Young Investigator (Oral) & Poster Awards

The topics include all areas of Biomedical Polymers & Polymeric Biomaterial

Special Sessions on Encapsulation & Controlled Release on August 12, 2016

POSTER AWARD: Poster session sponsored by the Journal of Applied Polymer Science, Poster prizes provided by theJournal of Applied Polymer Science