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Monday, March 16 • 11:00am - 12:00pm
Biomaterials, Nanotech and the Future of Bioengineering

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Joi Ito will lead a conversation with Dr. Langer about the future of biomedical research and startups and why it's not a question of whether we all need to learn about biology but when. For his part, Dr. Langer will discuss how biomaterials are, and will continue to, change our lives in important ways. One area involves the creation of new nanoparticles that can be targeted to tumors which are providing new ways of treating cancer+other diseases. Another area involves implantable microchips that can contain drugs and that may be able to deliver these drugs by remote control. And a third area is tissue engineering-where biomaterials can be combined w mammalian cells such as stem cells-to make new skin for burn victims and someday virtually any tissue or organ such as cartilage or even new spinal cords for people who are paralyzed.

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Speakers
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Joi Ito

Dir, MIT Media Lab
Joichi Ito is the Director of the MIT Media Lab. He is a Board Member of Sony Corporation, The New York Times Company, The MacArthur Foundation, The Knight Foundation, The Mozilla Foundation and co-founder and board member of Digital Garage. He has created numerous Internet companies... Read More →
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Robert Langer

University Professor, PureTech Ventures Sr Partner, Massachusetts Institute of Technology/PureTech Ventures
Robert Langer is an Institute Professor at MIT (there are 11 Institute Professors at MIT; being an Institute Professor is the highest honor that can be awarded to a faculty member). His h-index of 205 is the highest of any engineer in history and he has 1,080 issued and pending patents... Read More →


Monday March 16, 2015 11:00am - 12:00pm
JW Marriott Salon 5-6 110 E 2nd St

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