Clinical Applications of Nanotechnologies in the Field of Cancer

The “Clinical applications of nanotechnologies in cancer” conference will take place in Montpellier (France) on January 28 and 29, 2010. According to the program, the sessions will focus on the following topics :

SESSION 1: Presentation of nano research activities: IBEC/Biopol L´H-Barcelona, Cancéropôle Grand Sud-Ouest and Cancéropôle Lyon Auvergne Rhône-Alpes

SESSION 2: Transfer of nanotechnology to clinical applications related to cancer 
SESSION 3: Ethics and regulatory issues related to nanotechnologies in the field of cancer

SESSION 4: Proof of concept of clinical applications in oncology  

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New Russian nanotechnology funding program

According to President Dmitry Medvedev at the opening of Rusnanotech 09 on Tuesday, “nanotechnology will rival oil as a global powerhouse industry, so Russia’s economy needs to embrace it now (…) The global nanotechnology market is worth about $250 billion today and may reach $2 trillion to $3 trillion by 2015, making it comparable to the market of natural resources (…)” A new nanotechnology funding program approved by the Russian government this week totalizes ~318 billion rubles ($3.95 billion) until 2015 ; the sector’s sales in Russia are expected to reach 900 billion rubles by that time. The innovations should be created by small and midsized businesses according to Sergei Mazurenko, head of the Federal Science and Innovations Agency : “We should be more systematic in developing new high-tech production by creating medium-sized and small science-intensive businesses (…) In addition, we need extensive applied research in order to create competitive nanoproducts.” (article)

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The 2009 Nanomedicine and Drug Delivery Symposium (NanoDDS’09), co-organized and co-sponsored by Lilly, will take place in Indianapolis (Indiana, USA) on October 5th and 6th. The program is available here. According to the website of the event : “(…) the 2009 edition of this meeting focuses on a program that highlights the latest groundbreaking discoveries and developments in the field of nanomedicine focused on efficiently and effectively delivering a wide range of therapeutic drug entities (proteins, peptides, genes, siRNA, etc). As the applications of nanomedicines in drug delivery are focused at moving these novel approaches to the clinic, the NanoDDS’09 program will focus on efforts to make this a reality: the realities of preparation and testing of nanomedicines that are required for moving potentially effective agents safely into clinical studies. (…)

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OncoNano International Symposium

The French National Cancer Institute (INCa) organizes on October 5th, 2009 in Paris (France) an international symposium entitled “OncoNano : To accelerate translation of nanotechnology to cancer diagnostic, pronostic and care*. The program is available here.

Nano Korea 2009

The 2009 Nano Korea Exhibition will take place in Korea’s Kintex in Seoul from August 26th till August 28th. The main exhibit categories already advertised are nanodevices, nanomaterials, nanomanufacturing, nano evaluation & measurement, and applications.  The Nano Korea Symposium and Microtechworld events will take place at the same time and same venue.

Nanotechnology for the Forest Products Industry

The 2009 International Conference on Nanotechnology for the Forest Products Industry will take place from June 23rd till June 26th in Edmonton (Canada). The technical program of the event can be downloaded here.

NanoIsrael 2009

The NanoIsrael 2009 international nanotechnology conference will take place in Jerusalem (Israël) on March 30th and 31st, 2009. An interactive session planner with the detailed program is available here.


The Nanomaterials09 conference will take place on June 16-18, 2009 in Bonn (Germany). It will focus on the commercialisation of nanomaterials, rather than technology and theoretical benefits. The conference will be structured into five parallel sessions :  Thin films and printed electronics ; Nanoplastics and nanocomposites  ; Nanobiotechnology and consumer products ; Coating, ink and pigments ; Clean technology (programme summary). In addition, two plenary sessions will address the issues concerning the entire nanomaterials industry.

NanoAfrica 2009

The NanoAfrica 2009 international conference will take place in Pretoria (South Africa) from 1 – 4 February 2009. Its technical program can be found here. The main focus areas of the event are : novel nanomaterials synthesis ; advanced nano-structured materials ; nanotechnology and health/water/energy/textiles ; nanomaterials characterisation and metrology.

Greener Nano 2009

The Greener Nano 2009 conference will take place on March 2-3, 2009 at Invitrogen Corporation (Eugene, Oregon, USA). It is a regional and national event focused on the following main topics :   Greener design, Greener production, Nanoparticle characterization challenges at the bio/nano interface, and Biodistribution/tracking nanoparticles in living systems. The detailed program is not disclosed yet.