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6th Edition of World Nanotechnology Conference

April 24-25, 2023

April 24 -26, 2023 | Orlando, USA
World Nano 2023

Akshaya Priya R

Akshaya Priya R, Speaker at Nanomaterials Conference
SRM Institute of Science and Technology, India
Title : Stem cell-based delivery of nanoparticle encapsulated drug for targeted cancer therapy


Cancer is one of the deadliest diseases and the leading cause of death worldwide in 2022. The prognosis and survival rate of patients with cancer remain extremely poor, despite surgery, chemo, radiation, and immunotherapies. As an alternative approach, stem cells have been applied to treat cancer over the past decade. Stem cells with the property of site-specific directed tropism for tumor cells have been exploited as vehicles for delivering bioactive molecules, genes, and drugs to cancer cells. Implementing nanotechnology in stem cell therapeutics has opened up a new area of research with vast possibilities for treating cancer cells. Nanoparticles are the most promising material for application in various fields of medicine, especially cancer therapy. They have been extensively studied and exploited as a drug delivery system for cancer treatment. Nanoparticles with selective toxicity to tumor cells can act as anti-tumor agents and carry the chemotherapeutic drugs without subjecting them to degradation before reaching the target site. However, the intracellular distribution of nanoparticles raises considerable concern. New paradigms allowing specific targeting and extensive intertumoral distribution must be developed to deliver nanoparticles efficiently. Stem cells with a targeted tropism are manipulated to act as vectors for nanoparticle-encapsulated drugs and are found to be a novel approach in treating cancers.


Akshaya Priya R studied Biochemistry at the University of Madras, Chennai Bulgaria, and graduated with M.Sc in 2021. She did her final year M.Sc Project on the title “Intervention of Molecular Growth Factor signaling using Electrospun nanofibers” under the guidance of Dr. K. Purna Sai at CSIR - Central Leather Research Institute, Chennai. She then joined as Research Scholar under the guidance of Associate Professor, Dr. D. Sankari at the College of Science and Humanities, SRM Institute of Science and Technology, Chennai and currently pursuing her 2nd year of Ph.D. in Biotechnology.