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NANOmedX: Future of Drug Delivery

NANOmedX: Future of Drug Delivery

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MODE
Online/ e-LMS
TYPE
Self Paced
LEVEL
Moderate
DURATION
1 Month

About

Immerse yourself in the forefront of medical innovation at the NANOmedX program on the Future of Drug Delivery with Nanotechnology. This exclusive event offers a dynamic platform for researchers, clinicians, and industry experts to delve into the revolutionary world of nanomedicine. Through engaging talks, hands-on demonstrations, and collaborative discussions, participants will gain profound insights into the limitless potential of nanotechnology in shaping the future of drug delivery. Explore cutting-edge advancements, exchange visionary ideas, and forge connections that accelerate the translation of nanomedical discoveries into tangible healthcare solutions. Join us in charting the course towards more precise, effective, and personalized treatments at NANOmedX.

Aim

The aim of the NANOmedX program is to illuminate the game-changing role of nanotechnology in drug delivery. By fostering knowledge exchange and collaboration, the program empowers participants to leverage nanomedicine’s potential for precise and effective therapies, bridging the gap between research and real-world applications to advance patient care.

Program Objectives

  • Targeted Drug Delivery: Nanoparticles can be engineered to specifically target diseased cells or tissues, minimizing damage to healthy cells and enhancing the therapeutic efficacy of drugs.
  • Enhanced Drug Solubility: Many drugs have poor solubility, leading to reduced bioavailability. Nanoparticles can encapsulate these drugs, improving their solubility and absorption.
  • Sustained Release: Nanocarriers can provide controlled and sustained release of drugs over extended periods, reducing the frequency of dosing and improving patient compliance.
  • Overcoming Biological Barriers: Nanoparticles can traverse biological barriers such as the blood-brain barrier, enabling drugs to reach previously inaccessible areas like the brain for neurological treatments.
  • Combination Therapy: Multiple drugs can be loaded into a single nanoparticle, allowing for combination therapy that targets different aspects of a disease simultaneously.
  • Reduced Side Effects: Targeted delivery minimizes the exposure of healthy tissues to drugs, thereby reducing side effects and enhancing the safety profile of treatments.
  • Personalized Medicine: Nanotechnology enables tailoring drug delivery systems to individual patient needs, considering factors like genetics and disease characteristics.
  • Imaging and Diagnosis: Nanoparticles can carry contrast agents for imaging and diagnostic purposes, aiding in early disease detection and monitoring treatment responses.
  • Vaccine Delivery: Nanoparticles can enhance the efficacy of vaccines by improving antigen presentation and promoting a stronger immune response.
  • Regenerative Medicine: Nanotechnology can facilitate the delivery of growth factors and stem cells to aid tissue regeneration and repair.
  • Minimally Invasive Therapies: Nanoparticles can be designed for minimally invasive procedures, offering localized treatment without the need for major surgery.
  • Biocompatibility and Biodegradability: Many nanoparticle materials are biocompatible and biodegradable, reducing concerns about long-term accumulation in the body.
  • Tailored Properties: Nanoparticles can be engineered with specific size, shape, surface properties, and drug release kinetics to suit various therapeutic applications.

Program Structure

Module 1:
Session 1: Introduction to Nanotechnology in Drug Delivery
● Overview of Nanotechnology and its Applications in Medicine
● Importance of Nanoparticles in Drug Delivery
● Challenges and Opportunities in Nanomedicine

Session 2: Fundamentals of Nanoparticle Synthesis
● Types of Nanoparticles for Drug Delivery
● Methods of Nanoparticle Fabrication
● Characterization Techniques for Nanoparticles
● Controlled Drug release

Session 3: Targeted Drug Delivery Systems
● Principles of Targeted Drug Delivery
● Active and Passive Targeting Strategies
● Ligand-Targeted Nanocarriers

Module 2:
Session 4: Biocompatibility and Toxicity Assessment
● Safety Considerations in Nanomedicine
● Techniques for Assessing Nanoparticle Biocompatibility
● Nanoparticle Toxicity Evaluation

Session 5: Nanocarrier Formulations for Different Routes of Administration
● Nanoparticles for Oral Drug Delivery
● Inhalable Nanoparticles for Pulmonary Drug Delivery
● Transdermal and Intravenous Nanocarriers

Session 6: Case Studies and Success Stories
● Real-world Applications of Nanotechnology in Drug Delivery
● Examples of Commercially Available Nanomedicine Products
● Impact of Nanomedicine on Patient Care

Module 3:
Session 7: Regulatory and Ethical Aspects of Nanomedicine
● Regulatory Guidelines for Nanomedicine Products
● Ethical Considerations in Nanotechnology Research
● Intellectual Property Rights in Nanomedicine

Session 8: Future Directions and Challenges
● Emerging Trends in Nanomedicine Research
● Addressing Challenges in Nanotechnology Drug Delivery
● Opportunities for Collaboration in Academia and Industry
● Combination therapy

Participant’s Eligibility

  • Undergraduate degree in Biomedical Engineering, Pharmacy, Biotechnology, or related fields.
  • Professionals in the pharmaceutical, biotechnology, or healthcare industries.
  • Individuals with a keen interest in advanced drug delivery systems and nanomedicine.

Program Outcomes

  • Nanotechnology Proficiency: Participants will acquire an advanced understanding of nanotechnology principles, enabling them to design and engineer nanocarriers for drug delivery applications.
  • Nanomaterial Synthesis Skills: Attendees will gain practical skills in synthesizing various types of nanoparticles, tailoring their properties for specific drug delivery purposes.
  • Characterization Expertise: Participants will become proficient in characterizing nanoparticles using techniques such as spectroscopy, microscopy, and imaging, ensuring precise control over nanomaterial properties.
  • Drug Encapsulation Mastery: Participants will learn to encapsulate a range of drugs within nanoparticles, mastering techniques for controlled release and improved therapeutic efficacy.
  • Cellular Uptake Understanding: Participants will deepen their knowledge of cellular uptake mechanisms, crucial for designing nanoparticles that efficiently enter target cells.


Fee Structure

Standard Fee:           INR 4,998           USD 110

Discounted Fee:       INR 2499             USD 55

Batches

Spring
Summer

Autumn
Winter

Certificate

Program Assessment

Certification to this program will be based on the evaluation of following assignment (s)/ examinations:

Exam Weightage
Mid Term Assignments 20 %
Final Online Exam 30 %
Project Report Submission (Includes Mandatory Paper Publication) 50 %

To study the printed/online course material, submit and clear, the mid term assignments, project work/research study (in completion of project work/research study, a final report must be submitted) and the online examination, you are allotted a 1-month period. You will be awarded a certificate, only after successful completion/ and clearance of all the aforesaid assignment(s) and examinations.

Program Deliverables

  • Access to e-LMS
  • Real Time Project for Dissertation
  • Project Guidance
  • Paper Publication Opportunity
  • Self Assessment
  • Final Examination
  • e-Certification
  • e-Marksheet

Future Career Prospects

  1. Nanomedicine Researcher: Graduates can pursue careers as researchers in academic institutions, government laboratories, or private research organizations. They can contribute to the development of novel nanomedicines, study drug delivery mechanisms, and explore applications of nanotechnology in healthcare.
  2. Pharmaceutical Scientist: Work in pharmaceutical companies to develop innovative drug delivery systems, formulate nanomedicines, and conduct preclinical and clinical studies. Graduates may specialize in areas such as nanoparticle synthesis, drug encapsulation, or targeted drug delivery strategies.
  3. Biomedical Engineer: Design and optimize nanomaterials for biomedical applications, including drug delivery vehicles, diagnostic imaging agents, and implantable medical devices. Graduates may work in research and development, product design, or regulatory affairs roles within the biomedical industry.
  4. Clinical Research Associate (CRA): Coordinate and monitor clinical trials to evaluate the safety and efficacy of nanomedicines in human subjects. Graduates can work for contract research organizations (CROs), pharmaceutical companies, or academic medical centers to ensure compliance with regulatory requirements and ethical standards.
  5. Regulatory Affairs Specialist: Navigate regulatory pathways and submit applications for the approval of nanomedicines with regulatory agencies such as the FDA (Food and Drug Administration) or EMA (European Medicines Agency). Graduates ensure compliance with regulatory guidelines and assist in obtaining market authorization for new drugs and medical devices.
  6. Medical Science Liaison: Provide scientific and medical expertise on nanomedicines to healthcare professionals, researchers, and industry stakeholders. Graduates may work for pharmaceutical companies to educate healthcare providers, facilitate clinical research collaborations, and support medical affairs activities.
  7. Entrepreneur/Startup Founder: Start their own companies to develop and commercialize innovative nanomedicine technologies. Graduates with entrepreneurial aspirations can pursue opportunities in biotechnology startups, focusing on drug delivery innovations, personalized medicine, or nanotherapeutics.
  8. Academic Professor/Researcher: Teach and conduct research in universities and research institutions, mentoring students and advancing knowledge in the field of nanomedicine. Graduates may secure faculty positions, lead research teams, and collaborate on interdisciplinary research projects.
  9. Healthcare Consultant: Provide consulting services to healthcare organizations, pharmaceutical companies, or government agencies on strategic initiatives related to nanomedicine and drug delivery. Graduates may offer expertise in market analysis, technology assessment, regulatory compliance, or clinical trial design.
  10. Public Health Specialist: Develop public health policies and interventions to address healthcare challenges using nanotechnology and drug delivery innovations. Graduates can work for government agencies, non-profit organizations, or international health organizations to promote access to advanced medical technologies and improve patient outcomes.

Job Opportunities

  1. Nanomedicine Researcher: Conduct research to develop innovative nanomedicines, study drug delivery mechanisms, and explore applications of nanotechnology in healthcare.
  2. Pharmaceutical Scientist: Work in pharmaceutical companies to develop novel drug delivery systems, formulate nanomedicines, and conduct preclinical and clinical studies.
  3. Biomedical Engineer: Design and optimize nanomaterials for biomedical applications, including drug delivery vehicles, diagnostic imaging agents, and implantable medical devices.
  4. Clinical Research Associate (CRA): Coordinate and monitor clinical trials to evaluate the safety and efficacy of nanomedicines in human subjects.
  5. Regulatory Affairs Specialist: Navigate regulatory pathways and submit applications for the approval of nanomedicines with regulatory agencies such as the FDA (Food and Drug Administration) or EMA (European Medicines Agency).

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