Work Package: Formulation of Nano-Biomaterials - II

Work Package Leader - Conxita Solans - CSIC

The scope of the session is to present leading edge research on formulation of soft, hard and hybrid nanostructures intended for application in medicine. Key topics like the formulation of delivery systems based on the conjugation of nucleotides with specific targeting cellular delivery enhancers or on the self-assembly properties of amphiphilic nucleic acid derivatives will be presented. A special attention will be devoted to the formulation of biomimetic and bioinspired hierarchical nanostructred materials for biomedical applications such as in tissue engineering. The session will have invited lectures by internationally renowned speakers of this progressive field, as well as contributed oral and poster presentations.


Work Package: Handling and Processing of Nanopowders - II

Work Package Leader - Philippe Rogueda - Novartis

This session on the processing and handling of Nanopowders will bringtogether leading scientists from a range of industries and academic institutions to review and discuss the latest technologies in particleprocessing and handling. Participants will be able to listen to invited speakers, submit lecture and poster proposals to further knowledgeexchange. All participants will be invited to join the roundtable discussion around the invited experts, and submit topics to be discussed.

The nanopowder session will be interactive to maximize informationexchange, with a particular emphasis on encouraging all participants to meet potential technology and knowledge partners.


Work Package: Processing and stabilization of nanoparticle suspensions - II

Work Package Leader - Fredrik Johansson - YKI

This session is concerned with the challenge and opportunities nanoparticle suspensions bring formulation and process scientists. Nanoparticles, novel in size, shape or surface chemstry, offer very attractive functional properties to a range of formulated products, from drug delivery system to coatings and cosmetics. But the realization of the versatile nanoparticle potential in formulations is often dependent on that these can be properly processed in their wet state. This aspect becomes part of the game, since the same distinct physical and chemical attributes that make nanoparticles functionally attractive often tend to make them practically demanding to process. A central property critical to control in this respect is suspension stability. The large nanoparticle surface area accentuates the impact of agglomeration phenomena with potential strong unwanted effects to properties as suspension rheology and particle-substrate interactions.


Work Package: Physical Chemistry at the Nanoscale - II

Work Package Leader - Flor Siperstein - The University of Manchester

This session will focus on novel formulations exploiting the physicochemical properties of nanomaterials as well as the challenges of their incorporation in successful product formulations. We welcome oral and poster contributions on structured polymers, colloids, nanoparticles, nanotubes and nanofibres ranging from fundamental understanding to specific applications.


Work Package: Smart and Functional Materials in Formulations: Coatings, Films and Tapes - II

Work Package Leader - Steve Daren - Daren Labs

This session will focus on the problems associated with making smart coatings, films and tapes formulated with organic, inorganic and biological nanoparticles. We will discuss theoretical & laboratory knowledge in producing optical coatings, medical tapes, electronic films, modified surface based on nanoparticles.


Work Package: Safety and Health Effects of Nanoscale Materials -Towards Sustainable and Safe Nanomaterials - II

Work Package Leader - Dr. Andreas Förster - Dechema

This session will focus on the relationships between nanomaterials, humans and the environment; establishing guidelines for the development of nanomaterials and formulations. The talks will highlight current research into the toxicology of nanomaterials, safety aspects (such as best-practices in handling) and current legislation on nanomaterials.


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