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Engineering Implants Through Convergence in Device Miniaturization & Drug Delivery Technologies

Murty Vyakarnam, PhD (Founder & Principal, VYTAL Group)

Location: 210A

Date: Tuesday, February 5

Time: 4:45pm - 5:30pm

Track: MD&M West: New Technology & Next-Gen Design

Vault Recording: TBD

Rapid developments are being made by the convergence of miniaturized implants and drug delivery technologies to treat serious and often chronic medical conditions like diabetes, tumors, and ocular conditions like glaucoma. Breakthroughs in new drugs and biologics are increasingly seeking localized delivery for better therapeutic effects. This session will focus on engineering medical implants through the advances being made in micro & nano technologies for localized drug delivery. The opportunities and challenges in the development of long acting drug delivery implants to treat ocular conditions like glaucoma and age-related macular degeneration will be presented.

Topics covered include:

  • Recent advances in micro and nano technologies
  • Design options in device miniaturization and sustained drug delivery
  • Opportunities and challenges in treating chronic ocular conditions