Freddy Boey, Therapeutic Biomaterial Devices for controlled drug release in Ocular and Cardiac disease treatment

Freddy Boey, Subbu Venkatraman

Nanyang Technological University, 50 Nanyang Avenue Singapore 639798, Singapore


Controlled Local Drug Release through the use of Biodegradable Biomaterials has recently been shown to be a highly efficacious method for therapeutic treatment of diseases. This presentation shares the results of both the research and the commercialization aspects of some devices developed in Nanyang Technological University (NTU), l which has led to a funded startup company each. The first is the development of a fully biodegradable multi layered and drug eluting biopolymer stent for treating coronary artery blockages. The company has successfully carried out Phase 2 human trials and has attracted a buy in from a major Biomedical Device company, Boston Scientific. The second is the development of a first ever injected nanoliposome that elutes Latanoprost locally, which has been successfully shown to continuously reduce the Intra Occular Pressure for up to 6 months in its first human trials. The technology has since led to a funded startup company with funding towards Phase 2 clinical trials.

Plenary lectures - YUCOMAT 2016

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