Nanostructured Devices for Therapeutic Delivery

13:45 - 14:20

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Therapeutic peptides, proteins, and macromolecular drugs represent highly efficacious approaches for the pharmacologic treatment of human diseases.  However, current administration of such drugs continues to be bolus injection which is inconvenient, painful, and can lead to variable dosing.  In this talk, I will discuss nanoporous materials that can be used to deliver proteins to the eye as well as  nanostructured surfaces that enhance the permeability of macromolecules across epithelial cells in response to direct contact. New systems that can deliver proteins and peptides in a stable and controlled manner will have great potential to impact therapeutic development in the future.

Tejal Desai, Professor & Chair, Department of Bioengineering and Therapeutic Sciences, University of California San Francisco