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Bioengineering the Future

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Published on Aug 3, 2016

Envision a day when we load a computer chip with medicine and implant it in a patient’s body, then that medicine goes right to the gene or tumor site. Science fiction? Science fact! Dr. Robert Langer’s research in advances in drug delivery and tissue engineering are revolutionizing medical therapies.

Join the Congressional Biomedical Research Caucus as we hear from world-renowned scientist and prolific inventor, Dr. Langer. Dr. Langer’s drug delivery technologies include novel polymers and intelligent microchips that promise to create new treatments for cancer and other illnesses and in vaccine delivery. He will also discuss ways of creating super-long-acting (weeks to months) oral delivery systems that may radically change how patients take pharmaceuticals.

This is a widely attended event The Congressional Biomedical Research Caucus provides a forum where Members and staff can interact directly with preeminent researchers responsible for important scientific discoveries. Many of the stunning advances, made possible by NIH funding, highlighted in these presentations have led to improved understanding of the cause, treatment, and prevention of human disease.

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