IEEE Susquehanna Chapter Invites HU Professor to Present Seminar

Dr. Leena Pattarkine of the Harrisburg University of Science and Technology faculty will present a seminar on Nanotechnology for Medical Devices to the IEEE Susquehanna Chapter on September 8, 2015.

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The Susquehanna Chapter seminar will examine how the medical device and diagnostics industry is heavily integrating nanobiotechnology in the innovation and product development, and how microelectromechanical systems (MEMS) are finding new applications for this industry. The lecture will introduce how BIO-MEMS and electronics-electrical engineering is being integrated in the cutting-edge technology to support growing demands for accurate and cost-effective innovative products to support medical industry.

The event takes place 6:30- 8:30 pm in the Morrison Gallery of the Penn State Harrisburg Library Building in Middletown, Pennsylvania.

Dr. Pattarkine is professor of biotechnology at Harrisburg University, and Director of the Capital Area Biotechnology Partnership and its Nanobiotechnology Initiative. She has a Ph.D. in Biochemistry from the Indian Institute of Technology and has extensive experience in biochemistry, biotechnology, and nanobiotechnology. She has worked on membranes, proteins, lipids, DNA diagnostics (gene therapy, DNA chips), and protein immobilization for developing them as nanobiotechnological material. She has experience with bioanalytical techniques for establishing structure-function relationships for macromolecules (proteins, nucleic acids). She has also worked with liposomes and reverse micelles as membrane–mimetic systems. She has conducted research in environmental biotechnology project related to uranium bioremediation. She has been a recipient of Pennsylvania’s Keystone Innovative Zone Grant for research on development of a hand-held biosensor for the detection of Methicillin-resistant /Staphylococcus aureus/ (MRSA).

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