Tuesday March 17, 2015
Noon – 1 pm
Texas Instruments (TI) Auditorium E-1
2900 Semiconductor Drive
Santa Clara, CA
TITLE: Harnessing Nano for Drug Delivery
SPEAKER: Dr. Kayte Fischer, CTO, Nano Precision Medical Inc.
Nanoscale biomaterial interactions differ significantly from micro and macroscale interactions, enabling a variety of new technologies to address drug delivery challenges. This presentation will focus on nanoscale biological interactions and nano drug delivery technologies (apart from nanoparticles) in the larger drug delivery context. We will direct particular attention to the technology and history of Nano Precision Medical, a small startup in Emeryville that is utilizing titania nanoporous membrane technology to control the rate of drug delivery over the course of months.
Since founding Nano Precision Medical, Dr. Kayte Fischer has been the Chief Technology Officer, coordinating technical development and scientific research with a larger strategic vision for the company.
Kayte completed her Ph.D. in the Therapeutic Micro and Nanotechnology Laboratory at the UC San Francisco/UC Berkeley Joint Graduate Group in Bioengineering, Class of 2010. Her award-winning research focused on novel adhesive properties of nanostructured materials in the context of gastrointestinal drug delivery. During her time in graduate school, Kayte completed the Management of Technology program through the Haas School of Business and the College of Engineering. She also has a designated emphasis in Nanoscale Science and Engineering and served as the president of the Berkeley Nanotechnology Club. Prior to attending graduate school, Kayte graduated with honors from the California Institute of Technology with a B.S. in Mechanical Engineering. She has research experience in a variety of areas, from nanoscale biological interactions to biofluid mechanics and robotics.
Nano Precision Medical is developing a small, implantable device to improve treatment for people suffering from chronic diseases by providing sustained medication levels over several months without the need for injections.
- 11:30 am – Registration & light lunch (pizza & drinks)
- Noon – Presentation & Questions/Answers
- 1:00 pm - Adjourn