Biomaterials for the 21st Century and How They Will Change Our Lives

In this lecture, Robert S. Langer, the David H. Koch Institute Professor at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology, will examine the enormous impact of biomaterials and biomaterial-based drug delivery systems on human health and how these new technologies might develop and be applied in the future. For example, he will detail how mammalian cells, including stem cells, may be combined with synthetic polymers to create a new approach to engineering tissues. He will also discuss nanoparticles and novel microchips for drug delivery. Langer will explore how new materials can change the way we treat diseases today and play an even larger role in how we fight cancer, address spinal cord injuries, and create new tissue.

This event is free and open to the public.