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April 27-29, 2020

Thomas J. Webster

Speaker for Nanotechnology Conferences  2020
Thomas J. Webster
Northeastern University, USA
Title : Hello implantable nanosensors: Goodbye old-fashion hospitals


There is an acute shortage of organs due to disease, trauma, congenital defects, and most importantly, age related maladies. While tissue engineering (and nanotechnology) has made great strides towards improving tissue growth, infection control has been largely forgotten.  Critically, as a consequence, the Centers for Disease Control have predicted more deaths from antibiotic-resistant bacteria than all cancers combined by 2050. Moreover, there has been a lack of translation to real commercial products. This talk will summarize how nanotechnology with FDA approval can be used to increase tissue growth and decrease implant infection without using antibiotics. Studies will also be highlighted using nano sensors (while getting regulatory approval). Our group has shown that nanofeatures, nano-modifications, nanoparticles, and most importantly, nanosensors can reduce bacterial growth without using antibiotics.  This talk will summarize techniques and efforts to create nanosensors for a wide range of medical and tissue engineering applications, particularly those that have received FDA approval and are currently being implanted in humans.

Audience take away:

•    How nano sensors are changing the healthcare landscape 
•    How to change medicine from reactionary to predictive, which is more effective for health
•    All persons from industry, hospitals, and academia will see how to use nanotechnology for improving medicine 
•    This talk will also cover FDA approval strategies of benefit to a wide range of researchers


Thomas J. Webster’s (H index: 88) degrees are in chemical engineering from the University of Pittsburgh (B.S., 1995) and in biomedical engineering from Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute (M.S., 1997; Ph.D., 2000). Prof. Webster has graduated/supervised over 189 visiting faculty, clinical fellows, post-doctoral students, and thesis completing B.S., M.S., and Ph.D. students. He is the founding editor-in-chief of the International Journal of Nanomedicine (pioneering the open-access format). Prof. Webster currently directs or co-directs several centers in the area of biomaterials: The Center for Natural and Tropical Biomaterials (Medellin, Colombia), The Center for Pico and Nanomedicine (Wenzhou China), and The International Materials Research Center (Soochow, China). He regularly appears on NBC, CNN, MSNBC, ABC News, National Geographic, Discovery Channel, and BBC News talking about science and medicine. He has received numerous honors and is current a fellow of AANM, AIMBE, BMES, NAI, IJN, FSBE, and RSM.