• Nano Materials and Nano Composites
  • Nano Medicine
  • Regenerative Medicine
Nano Materials and Nano Composites
There are a number of Unmet Market needs requiring technology solutions: More fuel efficient vehicles, compact high-capacity lightweight batteries, efficient solar energy technologies, less expensive high-resolution flat panel displays and more efficient means to transport drug molecules to targeted cells.
Solutions to these problems are now found in Nanotechnology. And with the expertise in engineering and business found in India, there is a unique opportunity for India to be a world leader in Applied Nanotechnology. We can help move this field from the lab to the market.
Nano-materials and nano-composites are enabling many innovations which were inconcivable until recently.
Nanocomposites are a class of polymeric materials exhibiting superior mechanical, thermal, and processing properties,
which can replace metals in automotive and many other applications.
Nanocomposites when used in vehicle parts and systems will reduce weight which in turn will improve fuel efficiency, and manufacturing speed, enhance environmental and thermal stability and promote recycling.
As a first step, noncritical parts such as front and rear fascia, cowl vent grills, covers, and valve/timing covers could yield several kilograms of weight saved per vehicle.
Nanocomposite plastic parts offer a 25% weight savings on average over highly filled plastics and as much as 80% over steel. This will lead to significant energy savings for the automotive industry and vehicle users. Energy savings could be further expanded by applications into structural components, interiors, and body panels.
The enhanced physical properties that nanocomposites offer is another advantage. Nanocomposite-based parts provide stiffness, strength, and reliability comparable to or better than metals. They offer corrosion resistance, noise dampening, and enhanced modulus, thermal stability, and dimensional stability.
The cost/performance ratio of nanocomposites will improve with increasing usage.
The advantages offered by nanocomposites in the auto industry are just an example of the industrial application of nanocomposites. There are a number of areas, such as solar panels and batteries to name a few, in which the physical properties of nanocomposites significantly impact the development of that industry.
It is the goal of this conference to address the impact Nanomaterials can make in a variety of industries and to bring leaders of these arenas together with technology holders and business investors with the intent of creating business connections and opportunities for unmet market needs to find solutions.
Nano Medicine
Nanomedicine refer to drugs, medical devices and health products developed using Nano Technology with the aim of diagnosing, monitoring and treating diseases at the molecular level. Due to their size, Nano medicines offer advantages over conventional medicines, including more effective targeting of difficult-to-reach sites, improved solubility, bioavailability and reduced adverse effects.
Controlled drug delivery technology represents one of the frontier areas of science, which involves a multidisciplinary scientific approach. These delivery systems offer numerous advantages compared to conventional dosage forms, which include improved efficacy, reduced toxicity, and improved patient compliance and convenience. Such systems often use macromolecules as carriers for the drugs. By doing so, treatments that would not otherwise be possible are now in conventional use.
Nanoparticles have been developed as an important strategy to deliver conventional drugs, recombinant proteins, vaccines and more recently

nucleotides. Nanoparticles and other colloidal drug delivery systems modify the kinetics, body distribution and drug release of an associated drug. Other effects are tissue or cell specific targeting of drugs and the reduction of unwanted side effects by a controlled release.
Therefore, nanoparticles in the pharmaceutical biotechnology sector improve the therapeutic index and provide solutions for future delivery problems for new classes of biotech drugs including recombinant proteins and oligonucleotides. Nanotech drug delivery systems that encapsulate therapeutic drugs are allowing clinicians to user lower doses. Magnetically guided carriers or thermal responsive matrices, in which drug release is triggered by the heating of metal nanoparticles, are extensions of nanoparticle application in drug delivery. Nanobiotechnology has provided physicians with
  • Dendrimers, Nanocrystals, Nanotubes and Nanoshells thereby offering ability for more controlled delivery and sustained therapy for chronic treatments
  • Multifunctional Nanoparticles that can combine targeting agents with therapeutic payload and/or reporter of efficacy
  • Targeted multifunctional Nanoparticles that may be assembled in vivo from drug-like subunits
  • Radio frequency-triggered Nanoparticles can enable localized "heat-killing" or "light-killing
Regenerative Medicine
One aspect of Regenerative Medicine involves adult stem cell therapies proven successful for more than 50 years, through reconstitution of the hematopoietic system using bone marrow, umbilical cord blood and mobilized peripheral blood transplantation. Mesenchymal Stem Cell (MSC) - mediated therapy is a fastgrowing field that has proven as safe and effective treatment of various degenerative diseases and tissue injuries. Since the first derivations of Embryonic Stem Cells (ESC) and induced Pluripotent Stem Cells (iPSC), there has been impressive progress toward developing safe clinical applications from Pluripotent Stem Cells. Recent successes in transgene-free iPSC reprogramming have brought attention to the potential of clinical applications of these Pluripotent cells.