Spring 2018 Seminar Series - 05/14/18

 

THE CITY COLLEGE OF NEW YORK

CHEMICAL ENGINEERING DEPARTMENT

PRESENTS

 

Professor Mark Prausnitz

Georgia Institute of Technology  

 

Monday, May 14, 2018

 

Seminar will be held in MR-1307 (Marshak Building) at 2:00 PM

Reception will be held in Steinman Hall, Exhibit Room – 1st Floor

From 3:00 – 3:30 PM

 

Translation of microneedles for drug delivery to skin and eye: design, development and clinical trials

 

Targeted drug delivery to the skin and within the eye can improve drug efficacy and reduce side effects. We will report on vaccination using microneedle patches, including recent results from human trials, as well as development of novel methods to direct drug delivery to the back of the eye by microneedle injection into the suprachoroidal space.

 

Mark Prausnitz is Regents’ Professor and J. Erskine Love Jr. Chair of Chemical and Biomolecular Engineering at the Georgia Institute of Technology. He earned a BS degree from Stanford University and PhD degree from MIT, both in chemical engineering. Dr. Prausnitz and colleagues carry out research on biophysical methods of drug delivery using microneedles, lasers, ionic liquids and other microdevices for transdermal, ocular and intracellular delivery of drugs and vaccines. Dr. Prausnitz teaches an introductory course on engineering calculations, as well as two advanced courses on pharmaceuticals. He has published more than 240 journal articles and has co-founded five start-up companies including Micron Biomedical and Clearside Biomedical.