Efficient drug delivery remains an important challenge in medicine. Control of the temporal, spatial, and kinetic profile of drug delivery, as well as improved ease of administration leading to increased patient compliance, are some of the unmet needs of current drug administration. Innovation in the microelectronics industry have led to the creation of new nano- and fabrication methods which can be readily applied to biocompatible materials. These developments lay the groundwork for novel design possibilities that can be used for creating drug delivery devices with a high level of control at the molecular scale. In this talk, I will discuss how the ability to combine modular components and hierarchical length scales onto a single device can be useful for therapeutic delivery. Examples include porous thin films to deliver protein therapeutics and nanostructured devices for epithelial drug delivery and modulation of fibrosis.
"Nanostructured Interfaces for Therapeutic Delivery"
A presentation by Tejal Desai