MEDDS 2016

Modelling and experiments in drug delivery systems

Modelling and experiments in drug delivery systems

Mathematical modelling is playing an increasingly important role in the field of medicine through the use of models and numerical simulations. These models represent an extremely useful tool to complement theoretical and experimental work and provide personalised approaches for patient treatment.

Controlled drug delivery systems like drug-eluting stents, transdermal patches, and intravitreal implants have become a common tool in clinical practice. These drug delivery systems combine a platform with a drug in a such way that the active agent is efficiently released to a target organ, while maintaining the drug concentration within a therapeutic window during an extended period of time. Devices and drugs can be tuned to meet the individual patient needs.

The Modelling and experiments in drug delivery systems 2016 (MEDDS2016) workshop aims to present state-of-the-art research on modelling and experimental approaches for drug delivery systems. The goal is to bring mathematicians, biologists, physicians and engineers together in an open discussion environment.

The workshop will be held at the Department of Mathematics of the University of Coimbra (DMUC) on June 20-22, 2016 (how to reach DMUC). 

This event is financially supported by the University of Coimbra and the Ecole Polytechnique AXA Chair in Cardiovascular Cellular Engineering (sponsors).

Important deadlines

For more information, please contact medds2016@mat.uc.pt.