Anja Boisen is professor and head of section at department of Health Tech, Technical University of Denmark and will be leading this webinar. She is heading a DNRF and Villum Centre of Excellence named ‘IDUN – Intelligent Drug Delivery and Sensing Using Microcontainers and Nanomechanics’
The hypothesis is that oral drug delivery can be improved significantly by utilizing micrometer sized containers loaded with drug(s) and sealed by intelligent lids that open at specific locations in the body. The containers will protect active pharmaceutical ingredients during the passage through the stomach and facilitate adhesion to the wall of the intestine for controlled and unidirectional release, followed by absorption through the intestine. The containers were initially fabricated in the polymer SU-8. Recently, Anja and her team have also succeeded in realizing similar structures in biodegradable polymers such as PLLA. She will show their recent findings and results in the areas of; microfabrication of containers in a simple and rapid manner, loading of drugs, pH sensitive lids and in vitro/in vivo testing.
About Anja Boisen:
Anja has received an ERC Advanced grant & three ERC POC grants and is cofounder of companies Cantion, Silmeco, BluSense and Lightnovo. She is among others member of; the board of the Danish Innovation Foundation (vice chair), the board of Villum Foundation, The Leo Foundation, the Danish Academy of the Technical Sciences and the Royal Danish Academy of Sciences. In 2008 she was awarded the largest research prize in Denmark, the Villum Kann Rasmussen award, and in 2012 she was awarded the EliteForsk Award from the Danish ministry of Research, Innovation and Higher Education. In 2013 she received the ‘Sapere Aude – top researcher award’ from the Danish Council for Independent Research and in 2017 the Alexander Foss gold medal.
The event is online and a few days before it starts all participants will have the link available to them.