Southeast Asia's first nanomedical research institute will have $ 60 million in funding
Nanyang Technological University (NTU) is giving the development of nanotechnology a great
momentum, by establishing a new nanomedicine research institute, focused on the medical application of nanotechnology.
The new Nanomedicine Institutewill be led by Professor Subbu Venkatraman, Professor of
the NTU College of Engineering and Materials Sciences, and Northwestern University Professor Chad Mirkin will chair its advisory committee. Mirkin is a scientific advisor to the President of the United States, Barack Obama, as well as a recognized expert in nanotechnology with more than 80 national and international awards; He is also the author of more than 550
manuscripts and has more than 930 patents worldwide.
What will be the first nanomedical research institute in Southeast Asia will have the well-known International Institute of Nanotechnology (IIN), based at Northwestern University and led by Professor Mirkin, as its main collaborating partner. Announced today by Professor Freddy Boey of the NTU, the new Institute of Nanomedicine will have a financing of 60 million
dollars and will focus on developing innovative solutions in four main areas: skin therapeutics, cardiovascular, ophthalmology and diabetes.