Marshall, RCBI, NASA to Explore Nanotechnology in Huntington

Marshall University, the Robert C. Byrd Institute for Advanced Flexible Manufacturing and NASA are teaming up to explore the world of nanotechnology.
Marshall's Robert C. Byrd Biotechnology Science Center on Third Avenue will host a seminar on the potential impact of nanotechnology on health care at 6 p.m. Wednesday Nov. 16, according to a news relevance from RCBI. The featured speaker will be Dr. Arun Kumar, of the University of Delaware, an expert on nanomedicine, nanotoxicity, tissue engineering and biomedical devices.
"Nanomedicine will have extraordinary and far-reaching implications for the medical profession, for the definition of disease, for the diagnosis and treatment of medical conditions including aging, and ultimately for the improvement and extension of natural human biological structure and function," Kumar said in the news release.
NASA will sponsor the seminar, the news release states.
"The potential economic impact that West Virginia stands to realize from the use of Nanotechnology is little short of enormous," RCBI Director and CEO Charlotte Weber said in the news release. "Nanotechnology's job creation in fields such as healthcare and biomanufacturing promises to be truly significant. The ability to bring national experts to West Virginia to speak about what's ongoing and where the technology is heading is a tremendous opportunity for us. The importance of these seminars can't be overstated."

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