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HST 526
Future Medicine: Drug Delivery, Therapeutics, and Diagnostics

Term: Spring

Course Director(s): Daniel G. Anderson
Time:
TBD
Location:
TBD
Course Website:
None
Prerequisite:
5.12 or permission of instructor
Restrictions:
None
MIT Units:
3-0-6 (G-Level Credit)
Harvard Units:
Unknown
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.