Jornadas do Centro de Física da Universidade do Minho, 2009
Nanomedicine: nanotechnology for healthcare
João Pedro Conde
INESC Microsistemas e Nanotechnologias and
IN- Institute of Nanoscience andNanotechnology
Rua Alves Redol 9, Apartado 13069, 1000-029 Lisboa
Department of Chemical and Biological Engineering, Instituto Superior Técnico
Av. Rovisco Pais, 1, 1049-001 Lisboa, Portugal
e-mail: [email protected]
Nanomedicine is defined as the application of nanotechnology to achieve breakthroughs
in healthcare. The first part of this talk will address the potential of nanotechnologies in
the development of: (i) in vitro diagnostics; (ii) in vivo diagnosis; (iii) targeted delivery of
therapeutic agents; and (iv) regenerative medicine. The application of top-down micro
and nanofabricated devices as well as bottom-up organization of nanoparticles and
nanostructured materials will be discussed.
The second part of the talk will describe applications currently under development in our
laboratory, focusing on the use of microfluidic lab-on-a-chip devices as portable,
economic, high-sensitivity biosensors with multiplexing capabilities.
23-24 Outubro, Campus de Gualtar, Braga

Nanomedicine: nanotechnology for healthcare