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NanoBioMedica a big hit in Mexico

From left to right: Milton Jorge (MJI - organiser), Professor Shervanthi Homer Vanniasinkam (Leeds), Richard Moore (IoN) and Professor Joe Lunec (Cranfield)
From left to right: Milton Jorge (MJI - organiser), Professor Shervanthi Homer Vanniasinkam (Leeds), Richard Moore (IoN) and Professor Joe Lunec (Cranfield).

The Institute of Nanotechnology’s Richard Moore, together with Professor Shervanthi Homer-Vanniasinkam (Leeds General Infirmary, Leeds Medical School and Chair of IoN’s NanoMedNet nanomedicine network), Professor Joe Lunec (Head of Cranfield Health, Cranfield University) together with his Cranfield colleagues Helen Dixon and Dr José Ordaz Ortiz participated in the successful NanoBiomedica event held in Mexico City on 21-22 February 2011 and in subsequent meetings with local researchers.

NanoBioMedica was the first such event held in Mexico and attracted an enthusiastic audience of over 200 participants from all over Mexico and beyond from research, academia, industry, trade missions and regulatory authorities. It was organised by Milton Jorge International, a specialised consulting firm whose aims are to advance the adoption of molecular biology and nanotechnology for the health, energy and agro industries in México and the Latin American emerging markets.

Richard Moore, Professor Homer-Vanniasinkam and Professor Lunec gave keynote conference presentations on the opportunities and challenges for nanomedicine, a clinician-researcher’s perspective of how nanotechnology can help medicine and nanomedical toxicology respectively. They all also participated in presenting two courses on the commercial, and research and clinical, aspects of nanomedicine on the day prior to the main conference.

NanoBioMedica 2011

Professor Shervanthi Homer-Vanniasinkam, Richard Moore and Professor Joe Lunec (back row) with local medical and lifesciences students at NanoBioMedica 2011.

The ongoing collaboration between IoN and MJI is expected to lead to the expansion of IoN professional membership in Central and South America and to the establishment of an active network of medical and lifesciences nanotechnology experts in the region.

Following the success of NanoBioMedica 2011, future events are already planned between IoN and MJI in both Mexico and in other Central and South American countries.

For more information about the IoN's nanomedicine and lifesciences programme contact Richard Moore at the Institute of Nanotechnology -

For Milton Jorge International contact Milton Jorge at

The Institute of Nanotechnology is always willing to work with its Members to deliver bespoke courses or training, consultancy on a wide range of nano- and other advanced technology topics, technology analysis or other value-added services. For more information contact Del Stark -

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