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10.443 Future Medicine: Drug Delivery, Therapeutics, and Diagnostics

Prereq: 5.12 or permission of instructor
U (Spring)
9 Units

Aims to describe the direction and future of medical technology. Introduces pharmaceutics, pharmacology, and conventional medical devices, then transitions to drug delivery systems, mechanical/electric-based and biological/cell-based therapies, and sensors. Covers nano- and micro drug delivery systems, including polymer-drug conjugates, protein therapeutics, liposomes and polymer nanoparticles, viral and non-viral genetic therapy, and tissue engineering. Previous coursework in cell biology and organic chemistry recommended. Students taking graduate version complete additional assignments.Limited to 40.

D. G. Anderson

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Subject meets with 10.643[J], HST.526[J]