DCC Brisbane: ANA Executive Series at the Australian Nano Fabrication Facility

DCC Brisbane: ANA Executive Series at the Australian Nano Fabrication Facility

DCC Brisbane: ANA Executive Series at the Australian Nano Fabrication Facility

Davies Collison Cave is delighted to be associated with the ANA Executive Series program. The ANA Executive Series program continues to expand its reach and is now running in Brisbane, Sydney, Melbourne, Newcastle, Canberra, Adelaide and Tasmania. The series seeks to showcase materials innovation in industry and research, with speakers sharing their experiences on the impressive outcomes achieved through collaboration.

Our recent event in Brisbane (11 March 2010) took on a tour of the Australian Nano Fabrication Facility. The tour guides and guest speakers for the evening were Professor Mark Kendall, Australian Institute of Bioengineering & Nanotechnology (UQ) and Professor Justin Cooper- White, Australian Institute of Bioengineering & Nanotechnology.

The tour and presentations both proved popular with the attendees. Professor Mark Kendall’s presentation focused on the delivery of biomolecules and stimuli to cells in skin (and other soft tissue) using physical methods. The goal is novel delivery strategies for step-change improvements in the treatment/vaccination of key major diseases. Mark’s research focuses on Needle-free gene and drug delivery technologies to skin; and Micro-nanoprojection array patch (Nanopatch) technology. The applications of Mark’s needlefree technology span biomedical engineering, diagnostics, dermatology and vaccinology.

Professor Justin Cooper-White’s research interests focus on biomaterials processing, tissue engineering, non-Newtonian fluid mechanics, rheology and microfluidics. The focus of Justin’s work is providing fundamental insight into complex polymer-based structures and systems, with the aim of ultimately tailoring and controlling their interactions with biological systems.