Pediatric Nanomedicine Center joins 13 others as part of the Emory-Children’s Pediatric Research Center

April 4, 2011 at 10:52 am Leave a comment

Combining the medical expertise of Emory with the engineering focus of Georgia Tech and the clinical skills of Children’s Healthcare of Atlanta physicians, the new Center for Pediatric Nanomedicine (CPN) will develop targeted, molecular-sized nanoparticles as a unique approach to treating pediatric diseases.  CPN is the first of its kind in the world and will focus on pediatric heart disease and thrombosis, infectious diseases, cancer, sickle cell and cystic fibrosis.

“Because nano-scale structures are compatible in size to biomolecules, nanomedicine provides unprecedented opportunities for achieving better control of biological processes and drastic improvements in disease detection, therapy and prevention,” according to Gang Bao, Ph.D., the center’s director.  Bao is the Robert A. Milton Professor of Biomedical Engineering in the Wallace H. Coulter Department of Biomedical Engineering at Georgia Tech and Emory University.  Read more >

CPN is one of 14 centers and 11 core facilities that make up the multi-faceted Emory-Children’s Pediatric Research Center, a partnership of Emory, Georgia Tech, Children’s Healthcare of Atlanta, Morehouse School of Medicine and the Georgia Research Alliance.

Entry filed under: Centers of Research Excellence, News.

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