Sung Wan Kim and Dr. Lloyd Johnston will be just two of the presenters
at the 12th
US-Japan Symposium on Drug Delivery Systems.
US-Japan Symposium on Drug Delivery Systems will be
co-sponsored by MIT’s Langer Labs and Kyoto University and
held on Monday, December 16, to Friday, December 20, 2013.
Dr. Kim is a
Distinguished Professor of Pharmaceutics and Pharmaceutical Chemistry
and Bioengineering. Dr. Kim has been engaged in drug delivery research
since 1974. He has focused his attention in the areas of hydrogels,
biodegradable drug conjugates, self-regulating drug delivery and
stimuli sensitive polymers.
Dr. Kim's present
research includes design of novel polymers for the delivery of protein
drugs, cells and genes. He will be speaking on polymeric gene delivery;
specifically for the treatment of myocardial infarct.
Mr. Lloyd Johnston is
currently the Vice President of Pharmaceutical Research and Development
at Selecta Biosciences. He will be presenting on the topic of
engineered nanoparticles for novel immunotherapies.
Other presentations will
address topics such as self-assembling peptides, protein delivery,
immunotherapeutic approaches to cancer, synthetic blood, therapeutics,
drug delivery microchip, programmable nanomedicines, gene and cell
delivery, tumors and vaccines.
their abstracts which will be compiled into a Symposium Abstract
Book to be disseminated to symposium
are to be submitted on line by October 1st 2013.