The IIN has partnered with Nanyang Technological University (NTU) in Singapore to establish a $70 million institute to support research into nanomedicine.
The NTU-Northwestern Institute for Nanomedicine (NNIN) supports scientists from both institutions working collaboratively on research projects in the areas of disease diagnostics, timed-release therapeutics, and targeted drug delivery methods, which would greatly increase the efficacy of existing drugs and therapies while enabling earlier and more rapid detection of diseases. Researchers will also design new methodologies, such as gene silencing and theranostics to treat diseases with emphasis on cardiovascular, ocular, skin, and endocrinological disease.
Governed by The Executive Committee, this new Institute is currently reviewing proposals for funding and information about the funded research efforts will be available on this site as soon as awards are made.
Each year, the innaugural NNIN Workshop offers an opportunity for key leadership and researchers in the NNIN to present updates on research and strengthen collaborations. The first NNIN Workshop was held in December 2015 in Lahaina, Maui, Hawaii. The 2016 NNIN Workshop will be held on Monday, November 14th through Wednesday, November 16th in Santa Barbara, California. Please note that this event is open to NTU-Northwestern Institute for Nanomedicine members only.
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