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NCI caNanoLab Nanomaterial Data Repository Survey
The National Cancer Institute Office of Cancer Nanotechnology Research is working together with the NCI Center for Biomedical Informatics and Information Technology to submit nanotechnology data to the caNanoLab data repository.
The objective is to curate cancer nanotechnology data under defined conditions in order to expedite the use of these data in the development of novel agents for cancer diagnostics and therapeutics. In order to do this, a survey is being conducted to learn what data sources are most relevant to you and to identify gaps in the caNanoLab database.
Nanotechnology Characterization Laboratory
Lessons Learned Workshop
The Nanotechnology Characterization Laboratory (NCL) hosted its 7th Lessons Learned Workshop (LLW) this year. Started in 2011, the NCL's LLW is based on the NCL's nearly ten years of experience and over 300 different nanoformulations that have been characterized. The LLW is designed for nanotech researchers at all levels. The workshop highlights the NCL's experiences and case studies, including some of the most common mistakes and mishaps of preclinical nanoformulation.
The workshops are intimate settings (less than 100 attendees) where guests can closely interact with NCL staff and ask questions directly related to their own projects. Several different topics are presented throughout the meeting, including overviews on Physiochemical Characterization (presented by Anil Patri, PhD, NCL Deputy Director), Nanotoxicology and Pharmacology (presented by Stephan Stern, PhD, DABT), and Nanoimmunology (presented by Marina Dobrovolskaia, PhD), several shorter sessions on select focus topics (e.g., sterility and endotoxin, light scattering, or animal models), a dedicated session on specific case studies—an audience favorite, and an open panel discussion with the attendees.
If you are interested in learning more about the LLW or how you may host NCL staff at your organization, please contact us at email@example.com.