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Particles 2006
Medical/Biochemical Diagnostic, Pharmaceutical, and Drug Delivery Applications of Particle Technology
13-16 May 2006
Wyndham Orlando Resort
Orlando, Florida

Invited Speakers

Invited Speaker/Tentative Paper Title

Kazunari Akiyoshi, Tokyo Medical and Dental University
     Nanogel engineering for polymeric drug delivery
Christine Allen, University of Toronto
     Engineering copolymer materials and micelles for targeted delivery of hydrophobic drugs
Brian Amsden, Queens University
     Sustained and active protein delivery from photo-cross-linked biodegradable elastomer milli-cylinders
Joseph Backer, SibTech, Inc.
     VEGF-driven targeted delivery of dendrimer therapeutics and diagnostics
Hans Bäumler, Charité - Universitätsmedizin Berlin
     Carrier for nanoparticles - Targeted delivery of water insoluble drugs
James R. Benson, Polygenetics, Inc.
     New porous polymers provide zero-order release of drugs
Cory Berkland, University of Kansas
     Nanoclusters as a unique drug delivery platform
Ron Boch, QLT, Inc.
     Systemic and local drug delivery to the eye
Ross W. Boyle, University of Hull
     Photosensitiser nanoparticle conjugates for targeted photodynamic therapy
Paul Braun, University of Illinois, Urbana-Champlaign
     Double direct templating of periodically nanostructured ZnS hollow microspheres
Maria Briceño, Universidad de Los Andes
     Use of particles as emulsions and foams stabilizers
Larry Brown, Epic Therapeutics
     Nucleic acid microspheres for Type 1 diabetes intervention
Hieke Bunjes, Universität Jena
     Supercooled smectic nanoparticles – Development and characterization of a novel drug delivery systems
Diane Burgess, University of Connecticut
     Gene delivery and intracellular trafficking
Peter Burkhard, University of Connecticut
     Peptide nanoparticles for medical applications: Novel drug targeting, delivery and vaccination strategies
Martin Caffrey, University of Limerick
     Lipidic cubic phases: Applications in membrane protein crystallogenesis and in uptake and delivery
Karin Caldwell, Uppsala University
     Multilayered nanoparticles: Characterization and bioanalytical use
Paolo Caliceti, University of Padua
     Fabrication of lipid nano-particles for low molecular weight and biotech drug delivery by gas compressed techniques
Chak K. Chan, Hong Kong University of Science and Technology
     Understanding the efflorescence of supersaturated droplets using fluorescence spectroscopy
Wei Chen, Nomadics, Inc.
     Nanoparticle based photodynamic therapy for cancer treatment
C.S.Cho, Seoul National University
     Receptor-mediated gene delivery using chitosan derivatives in vitro and in vivo
Gan-Moog Chow, National University of Singapore
     Physical properties and cytotoxicity of inorganic nanoparticles for biomedical applications
David Cliffel, Vanderbilt University
     Epitope presentation on gold nanoparticles for immunoassay development
Robert Cook, MAP Pharmaceuticals
     Embracing particle engineering for inhalation drug products
Alexander Couzis, City College of New York
     Spatially addressable protein arrays based on proteoliposome self- assembly into microwells
Yujie Dai, Tianjin University of Science and Technology
     Colloidal emulsion aphrons: Structure, principles, properties and applications
Nily Dan, Drexel University
     Effect of drug characteristics on the degradation mechanism and drug release rate from biodegradable polymer matrices
Femke de Theije, Philips
     Magnetic biosensors for sensitive diagnostics
Thierry Delair, Ecole normale supérieure de Lyon
     Design of synthetic colloidal antigen carriers for vaccine purposes
Robert DeLong, Louisburg College
     Formulation processes and characterization of DNA and siRNA nanoparticles
Joe DeSimone, University of North Carolina and North Carolina State University
     Exploiting emerging techniques in imprint lithography to make highly uniform, shape-specific drugs, imaging agents and nano-carriers
Hélène Dihang, Formulaction
     Colloidal stability of emulsions and nanoparticles in pharmaceutics
David Driscoll, Harvard University
     Lipid injectable emulsions: Pharmacopeial and safety issues
Daryl Drummond, Hermes Biosciences
     Use of novel intraliposomal stabilization strategies for forming highly stable and long circulating nanoliposome constructs for camptothecins and vinca alkaloids
Yvon Durant, University of New Hampshire
     Targeted and functional nanoparticles for biomedical diagnostics
Krzysztof J. Dziewiszek, Antigenics, Inc.
     Liposomal delivery of all-trans-retinoic acid: Challenges and simplifications
Thomas D. Dziubla, University of Pennsylvania
     Targeted delivery polymer nanocarrier greatly extends therapeutic duration of active enzyme
Katrin Ebert, GKSS Research Center, Teltow
     Process for the preparation of polymeric nanoparticles by means of porous membranes
Katarina Edsman, Uppsula University
     Pharmceutical application of catanionic complexes - sustained drug release from gels
Alfred Fahr, Universität Jena
     Liposomal formulations of a photosensizer: Green light for an old substance
Ingrid Fischbach, BASF AG
     Nanosuspensions of poorly soluble active ingredients
Sandy Florence, The School of Pharmacy, University of London
     Dendrimers, dendrons, dendrisomes and dendriplexes as carriers in drug and gene delivery
Geir Fonnum, Dynam Biotech
     Magnetic beads used in sample preparation for mass spectrometry
John Forsayeth, University of California, San Francisco
     Real time imaging of convection of therapeutic liposomes into the brain
Neil Foster, University of New South Wales
     Utilisation of dense gas technologies for the fabrication & formulation of nano-biomaterials
Wolfgang Fritzsche, Institute for Physical High Technology, Jena
     Chip-based molecular diagnostics using metal nanoparticles
Gary Fujii, Molecular Express
     Nanoparticle based vaccine design: The VesiVax system
Carlos Gamazo, Universidad de Navarra
     Use of flagellin and mannosamine nanoparticles as bioadhesive carriers for mucosal vaccination
Xiaohu Gao, University of Washington
     Multifunctional quantum dots for molecular imaging and therapeutics
David L. Gardner, Respirics, Inc.
     Factors to consider in developing a dry powder inhaler
Michael Giersig, Center for Advanced European Studies and Research
     Cell growth and cell manipulation based on 2 and 3 dimensional organization of nanosized materials having different morphology
Beth Goins, University of Texas Health Science Center at San Antonio
     Radiolabeled lipid nanoparticles for imaging and radionuclide therapy
Lynn Gold, Sonus Pharmaceuticals
     Applications of TOCOSOL technology
Eugene P.Goldberg, University of Florida
     Recent developments in nano- meso- microparticles derived from proteins, DNA, and/or polysaccharides for localized drug delivery
Gershon Golomb, Hebrew University of Jerusalem
     Targeting monocytes by nano-particulated formulations and vascular healing
Laurie Gower, University of Florida
     Biomimetic processing methods for organic-inorganic particles
Gilbert Grant, New York University School of Medicine
     Liposomal bupivacaine: An ultra-long acting local anesthetic
Irv Gruverman, MFIC Corporation
     Optimizing drug delivery - Efficient formulation development and scaleable manufacturing methodology
Ram Gupta, Auburn University
     Formation of drug nanoparticles and microparticles using supercritical CO2
Reyad Sawafta, Quartek Corporation
     Nanomagnetic particles in rapid diagnostics
Gemunu Happawana, Southern Methodist University
     Use of a scattering element and direct deionized water cooling in high power semiconductor diode lasers to enhance the beam divergence and performance for use in photodynamic therapy (PDT)
Tamoaki Hino, Kinjo Gakuin University
     Silk microspheres prepared by spray-drying of an aqueous system
Rex P.Hjelm, Los Alamos National Laboratory
     Self-assembly of surfactant aided delivery systems
Robert Hoerr, Nanocopoeia, Inc.
     Applying nanocomposite coatings on medical devices using electronanospray
Steve Howdle, University of Nottingham
     Particles for drug delivery and medical applications: A supercritical approach
Tommy Horozov, University of Hull
     Mechanisms of emulsion stabilization by colloidal particles
Gereon Hüttemann, University of Luebeck
     Laser irradiated gold nanoparticles: A new tool for selective mainpulation of cells and biomolecules
Andreas Hütten, University of Bielefeld
     Magnetic nanoparticles: Applications beyond data storage
Taeghwan Hyeon, Seoul National University
     Generalized and large-scale synthesis of monodisperse nanocrystals of ferrites and oxides and their applications as MRI contrast agents and in drug delivery
Hideki Ichikawa, Kobe Gakuin University
     Acrylate-based nanogels as microcapsular membrane components for peptide delivery
Satoshi Iwamoto, Gifu University
     Novel methods of producing nano- and microsized particles composed of natural polyelectrolytes
Robert Ivkov, Triton Biosystems, Inc.
     Development of tumor targeting magnetic nanoparticles for cancer therapy
Irwin C. Jacobs, Particle and Coating Technologies, Inc.
     Development of formulations and equipment for spray drying of high value active ingredients for the pharmaceutical industry
Keith Johnston, University of Texas at Austin
     Particle engineering and formulation for enhanced bioavailability of poorly water soluble drugs
Kent Jørgensen, LiPlasome Pharma A/S
     Tumor triggered activation and release of drugs from lipid based drug and prodrug nanocarriers
Hemant Joshi, Spectrum Pharmaceuticals, Inc.
     Applications of nanotechnology in the pharma industry – An overview
Lucienne Juillerat-Jeanneret, University Institute of Pathology, Lausanne
     Functionalization of nanopaticles for disease detection and targeted drug delivery
Robert Hurt, Brown Univeristy
     Green nanotechnology through collaborative research on mechanisms of nanomaterial toxicity
Shinichi Kaneda, Terumo Corporation
     TRM-484, steroid included in a long circulating cationic liposomes actively targeting inflammatory tissues
Esko Kauppinen, Helsinki University of Technology
     Gas-phase synthesis and coating of multifunctional nano- and microparticles for drug delivery
Harume Kawaguchi, Keio University
     DNA diagnosis using SPR sensor with polymer particles
Gloria Kim, Georgia Institute of Technology
     Designing multifunctinal nanostructures for targetting tumor cells and vasculatures
Kenji Kono, Osaka Prefecture University
     Preparation of thermosensitive liposomes by use of amphiphilic block copolymers and their application to anticancer drug delivery
Uday Kompella, University of Nebraska Medical Center
     Particulate systems for pulmonary drug delivery: Safety, sustained release, and efficacy
Nick Kotov, University of Michigan
     Toward biomedical applications of layered nanocomposites
Todd Krauss, University of Rochester
     Colloidal semiconductor quantum dots in selective labeling of pathogenic bacteria
Afsaneh Lavasanifar, University of Alberta
     Polymeric micelles for tumor targeted delivery of P-glycoprotein inhibitors
Roger LeBlanc, University of Miami
     Quantum dots as immunoassay probes
Robert J. Lee, Ohio State University
     Folate rceptor-targeted liposomes and nanoparticles for caner therapy
Rob Lee, Novavax, Inc.
     Micellar nanoparticles
Stephane Legastelois, Indicia Biotechnology
     A new particle-based immunoassay based on the quantitative detection of magnetic microspheres
Dietmar Lerche, L.U.M. GmbH
     Rapid stability testing and shelf life determination of concentrated emulsions
Chun Li, University of Texas M.D. Anderson Medical Center
     Nanoparticulate multimodality imaging probes
Pauline (Pei) Li, Hong Kong Polytechnic University
     Amphiphilic core-shell nanoparticles with poly(ethyleneimine) shells as potential gene delivery carriers
Yuzhuo Li, Clarkson University
     Dynamic NMR characterization of nanoparticles for medical imaging applications
Victor Lin, Iowa State University
     Functionalized mesoporous silica nanoparticles for gene transfer, intracellular controlled release, and biosensor applications
Mike Lipp, Alkermes, Inc.
     An overview of Alkermes AIR® dry powder particle formulation technology for pulmonary delivery
Phil Low, Purdue University
     Ligand-mediated targeting of liposomes and nanoparticles to cancer cells and pathogenic microbes
Tao L. Lowe, Pennsylvania State University
     Branched nanoparticles for drug delivery across the blood brain barrier
Yi Lu, University of Illinois Urbana-Champaign
     DNA-based assembly and sensing
Dan Luo, Cornell University
     Nucleic acid engineering: DNA-based particles for molecular barcodes and drug delivery
Mizuo Maeda, RIKEN Institute
     Non-crosslinking aggregation of DNA-carrying nanoparticles for gene diagnosis
Shlomo Margel, Bar Ilan University
     Synthesis and characterization of new functional nanoparticles for medical imaging
Peter Markland, Brookwood Pharmaceuticals
     Microparticle formulation development - Considerations from bench top to clinical manufacturing
Andrew Martin, University of Alberta
     Particle fabrication for aerosol drug delivery
Yoshitake Masuda, Nagoya University
     Control of crystallization for medical applications: I - Control of nucleation and growth of magnetite particles for cancer heat immunotherapy; II - Spherical particle-assembly by two-solution method for drug delivery system
Hedi Mattoussi, Naval Research Laboratory
     Development of FRET-based QD-bioconjugate sensors for detecting enzymatic activity
James McGrath, University of Rochester
     Nanoparticle interactions with the cell cytoskeleton
Wolfgang Meier, University of Bremen
     Peptide-controlled nanoparticle formation
Takashi Miyata, Kansai University
     Signal biomolecule-responsive gels
Brij Moudgil, University of Florida
     Engineered nanoparticulate systems for biomedical applications
Shannon Morrison, Virginia Commonwealth University
     Iron nanoparticles as magnetic carriers
Rainer Müller, Free University of Berlin
     Nanocrystals and lipid nanoparticles for poorly soluble drugs - state of art and commercialisation
Detlef Müller-Schulte, MagnaMedics GmbH
     Thermosensitive magnetic nano- and microcarriers as contactless controllable drug carriers and tools
Gerhard Muhrer, Novartis Pharmaceutical Corp
     Solid dispersions by compressed fluid antisolvent precipitation
Shawn Mulvaney, Naval Research Laboratory
     Fluidic force discrimination assays in complex media
Matti Murtomaa, University of Turku
     Electrostatic measurement methods in pharmaceutical aerosols
Hiroyuki Nakumura, Gakushuin University
     Transferrin-loaded nido-carborane loaded liposomes: Synthesis and intracellular targeting to solid tumors for boron neutron capture therapy
Indranil Nandi, Sandoz
     Application of lipid based drug delivery system for water insoluble drugs
Balaji Narasimhan, Iowa State University
     Novel injectable biomaterials for protein and vaccine delivery
Laurence Navailles, Université Bordeaux
     Dislocation loop mediated smectic melting
David Needham, Duke University
     A new paradigm for local drug delivery: Temperature triggered release liposomes for anti-tumor applications
Thor W. Nilsen, Genisphere, Inc.
     DNA dendrimers
Takasi Nisisako, University of Tokyo
     Generation of monodisperse double emulsions in a planar microfluidic network
Naoto Oku, University of Shizuoka
     Angiogenic vessel-targeted cancer therapy
Katsuto Otake, National Institute of Advanced Industrial Science and Technology, Tskuba, Japan
     Liposome formation with supercritical CO2 as an alternative solvent
Ozgen Ozer, Ege Üniversitesi
     W/O/W multiple emulsions containing nitroimidazole derivatives for vaginal application
Giulio Paciotti, Cytimmune Sciences, Inc.
     Developing tumor targeted controlled release drug vectors on colloidal gold nanoparticles
Balaji Panchapakesan, University of Delaware
     Single wall carbon nanotube nanobomb agents for cancer yherapeutics
Wolfgang Parak, University of Munich
     Characterization and biological applications of colloidal nanoparticles
Robert Pelton, McMaster University
     Glucose sensing microgels
Manuel Perez, University of Central Florida
     Magnetic nanoparticles in biodiagnostics
Kathleen Pirollo, Georgetown University
     A versatile tumor targeting nanodelivery platform for cancer diagnosis and therapy
Michael Pishko, Pennsylvania State University
     Encapsulation of drug nanoparticles in self-assembled macromolecular nanoshells
Marc D. Porter, Ames Laboratory
     Strategies for the design and readout of ultrahigh density immunodiagnostic platforms
Jon A. Preece, University of Birmingham
     Gluatathione degradable and pH modulatable polycation/DNA nanoplexes for gene delivery
Natalya Rapoport, University of Utah
     Drug-loaded nanoemulsions/nanobubbles for combined tumor imaging and treatment
François Ravenelle, Labopharm
     Nanodelivery using block copolymers: A Propofol Solution
Phillipe Rogueda, Astra Zenaca
     The nanoscale in inhalation delivery
Sandra Rosenthal, Vanderbilt University
     Imaging cell surface receptors with ligand conjugated nanocrystals
Niklas Sandler, University of Otago
     Powder surface image analysis in screening of functional bulk properties of pharmaceutical particles
Jeff Schuster, Aradigm Corporation
     Advances is liquid aerosol delivery systems
Terrence Scott, Epic Therapeutics, Inc.
     PROMAXX microsphere drug delivery technology
David Sheff, University of Iowa Medical School
     Retrograde delivery of bacterial toxins passes through the recycling endosome of mammalian cells
Boris Shekunov, Ferro Company
     New particle technologies for drug delivery
Bob Sievers, University of Colorado
     Drug delivery applications of particle technology using CAN-BD processing
Ponisseril Somasundaran, Columbia University
     Modified polyacrylic and polysaccharide nanoparticles for controlled extraction and release
Patrick Stayton, University of Washington
     "Smart" nanoparticles for diagnostics and drug delivery
Vicki Stone, Napier University
     Cellular and molecular mechanisms driving the toxicity of inorganic nanoparticles in macrophages
Julie Straub, Acusphere, Inc.
     Porous microparticle technology for imaging and drug delivery
Sean Sullivan, University of Florida
     Peptide targeted transfection complexes to the tumor endothelium
Sonke Svenson, Dendritic NanoTechnologies
     Dendrimers: A platform for custom-designed drug delivery
Janos Szebeni, Walter Reed Army Institute of Research
     Complement activation-related hypersensitivity reactions to liposomes, micellar vehicles and other nanoparticles
James Talton, Nanotherapeutics, Inc.
     Oral nanoparticle delivery
Nguyen Thi Kim Thanh, University of Liverpool
     Development of nanoparticles for the study of breast cancer metathesis
David Thompson, Purdue University
     New concepts in liposomal delivery
Arjen P. Tinke, Johnson & Johnson
     Characterization of the particle size distribution profile of organic nano-particulate systems
Vladimir Torchilin, Northeastern University
     Polymeric micelles: Potential as pharmaceutical nanocarriers
Robert Tshikhudo, University of Liverpool
     A generic approach to biomolecular functionality on gold and sSilver nanoparticles
Bill Turnell, MediVas, LLC
     Novel polymer technology for the delivery of macromolecules
Ijeoma F. Uchegbu, University of Strathclyde
     Nanomedicines for bioavailability enhancement
Evan C. Unger, ImaRx Therapeutics
     Perfluorocarbon nanobubbles as diagnostic and therapeutic agents
Neal K. Vail, Southwest Research Institute
     Targeted nanoparticles for bone therapies
Hubert van den Bergh, EPFL, Lausanne
     Photodynamic therapy in the chorioallantoic membrane model: Combination therapy using asprin enhances photodynamic selective drug delivery and influence of the size of TCPP-loaded nanoparticles on phototoxicity
Orlin Velev, North Carolina State University
     Colloidal assembly extended into the biomaterials domain: Composite coatings and membranes from live cells
Geert Verreck, Johnson & Johnson
     The use of compressed carbon dioxide to broaden the applicability of hot stage extrusion for drug delivery
Brigitte von Rechenberg, Universität Zürich
     Superparamagnetic iron oxide particles as drug delivery system for in vivo application in the joint
Chang-Chun Wang, Fudan University
     Preparation of magnetic polymeric microspheres for application in biomedical fields
Daniel J. Watts, New Jersey Institute of Technology
     Phytotoxicity of some manufactured nanoparticles
Stephen P. Williams, The Cleveland Clinic Foundation
     Characterization of magnetic nanoparticles using quadrupole magnetic field-flow fractionation
Martin Woodle, Intradigm Corporation
     Tissue targeted nanoparticles for systemic delivery of nucleic acid agents enables siRNA therapeutics
X.Y. (Shirley) Wu, University of Toronto
     New polymer-lipid hybrid nanoparticles for enhanced anticancer drug delivery
Yuichi Yamasaki, University of Tokyo
     DNA condensation mechanism revealed under fluorescence video-microscopy
Hong Yang, University of Rochester
     Nanoparticle-induced biological responses: Effect of size, shape and surface chemistry
Matt Yates, University of Rochester
     Microencapsulation through hybrid aqueous/supercritical carbon dioxide processing of polymer colloids
Leslie Yeo, Monash University
     Use of electric and acoustic fields as a vehicle for drug delivery and encapsulation
Kui Yu, National Research Council of Canada
     Development of colloidal semiconductor nanocrystals as bio-imaging probes
Jimmy Yun, NanoMaterials Technology Pte. Ltd.
     Design and production of ultrafine active pharmaceutical ingredients under high gravity environment
Jin Zhang, University of California, Santa Cruz
     Cancer biomarker detection based on photoluminescence of semiconductor quantum dots and SERS of metal nanostructures
Miqin Zhang, University of Washington
     Chlorotoxin-bound superparamagnetic nanoparticles for brain tumor diagnosis and therapeutics
Yong Zhang, National University of Singapore
     Multifunctional nanoparticles for imaging assisted gene therapy
Lou Zumstein, Introgen Therapeutics, Inc.
     Nanoparticle delivery of tumor suppressor gene therapy



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