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26 Apr
Shedding Light on Pain Therapeutics: From Externally-Triggerable Drug Delivery Systems to Bioelectronics
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Lectures, Symposia, Etc.

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Research

Target Audience

Graduate Students

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https://www.engineering.pitt.edu/Depa...

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Department of Chemical and Petroleum Engineering
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#PittChemE

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Shedding Light on Pain Therapeutics: From Externally-Triggerable Drug Delivery Systems to Bioelectronics

This Graduate Seminar talk will be hosted by the Department of Chemical and Petroleum Engineering. 

Alina Rwei 
Postdoctoral Scholar
Center of Bio-Integrated Electronics
Northwestern University

Abstract: Current treatments of pain heavily rely on opioids, resulting in significant side effects such as addiction, tolerance, leading to the Opioid Overdose Crisis as we know of today. Smart drug delivery systems may provide an effective solution. Here I present the development of externally-triggerable drug delivery systems for on-demand, repeatable and adjustable local anesthesia, where the timing, duration, and intensity of nerve block can be controlled through external energy triggers such as light and ultrasound... more

Friday, April 26 at 9:30 a.m. to 10:30 a.m.

Benedum Hall, 102
3700 O'Hara Street, Pittsburgh, PA 15261