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Biobuilders: Can They Fix It?

Please note venue is wheelchair accessible via a ramp using the rear entrance
Past event - 2018
16 May Doors 6:30pm
Event 7pm to 9:30pm
The Record Factory, 17 Byres Rd,
Glasgow G11 5RD
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There are hundreds and thousands of life threatening infections and diseases. With advances in technology, we can find faster, cheaper and more efficient ways to diagnose and cure these. From fighting cancer, to at-home-diagnostics, come along to hear more about the micro machines being put to the test, from the scientists and engineers who know them best.

The Marvels of Micro- and Nanotechnology for Biomedical Challenges

Professor Nikolaj Gadegaard (Professor of Biomedical Engineering)
Today we take it for granted that every edition of a new mobile phone or computer is lighter, faster and cheaper. This is one of the most powerful outcomes of the 20th century technological revolution. With the same technologies used in microchip manufacturing, we are now able to understand and assist biological systems at level of single cells, even individual molecules. The aim of this knowledge is to provide better and cheaper healthcare solutions for the future

This lecture will take you into the world of nanoscale fabrication, tissue engineering and super resolution microscopy.

Designing “Seek-and-Destroy” Nanomedicines for Cancer Therapy

Dr Christine Dufès (Senior Lecturer at Strathclyde Institute of Pharmacy and Biomedical Sciences)
Traditional anti-cancer medicines have their efficacy limited by their inability to specifically recognize cancer cells, leading to serious secondary effects such as severe weight loss. Recently, new nanomedicines able to “seek and destroy” cancer cells were able to make tumours shrink and even disappear for up to 90% of them, in laboratory settings. Christine, who led this research, will discuss about these highly promising results and how nanomedicines could open doors to new treatments to what is still one of the major causes of death worldwide.

Earthquakes in the Palm of your Hand Help Diagnose Diseases at the Point-Of-Care.

Dr Julien Reboud (Lecturer in Biomedical Engineering)
In many instances, medical diagnostics takes too long, often many days. When considering infectious diseases, that can spread if untreated, or life-threatening diseases (such as a bacterial infection – sepsis), this has serious consequences. Our research aims at bringing complex diagnostic tests, from well-equipped central laboratories in hospitals to clinics, home and low-resource settings, where they are most needed. In this session, we will explore our sound waves propagated on micro-devices can provide a solution to create low-cost, fast, easy-to-use devices, to make medicine personalised.
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