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The Center for Nanomedicine at the Johns Hopkins Wilmer Eye Institute

The Center for Nanomedicine is a unique translational nanotechnology effort located at the Johns Hopkins School of Medicine. It brings together engineers, scientists and clinicians working under one roof on translation of novel drug and gene delivery technologies.

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What We Do
The Center for Nanomedicine focuses on harnessing nanotechnology to more effectively diagnose, treat, and prevent various diseases.
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Who We Are
The collaboration of our multidisciplinary experts is the key to producing innovative solutions to the most challenging medical problems.
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Explore Our Research
Discover the drug and gene delivery technologies the center has developed that have significant implications for the prevention, treatment, and cure of many major diseases facing the world today.

Center for Nanomedicine News and Events

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Upcoming CNM Seminar Series  

Tues., May 16: Richard Price- “MR Image-Guided Focused Ultrasound for Nanoparticle Delivery and Cancer.
Wed., June 14: Kathryn Whitehead- “Lipid-like Materials for RNA Delivery: A How-to Guide for Hacking Gene Expression.
Wed., July 26: Zhen Gu- “Leveraging Physiology for Bioresponsive Drug Delivery.
Learn more about our seminar series.

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Inaugural Seminar with Dr. Nicholas Peppas

The Johns Hopkins Center for Nanomedicine is pleased to have successfully held its first seminar on Fri., Feb. 17. The seminar, "The Promise of Biotechnology: Solving Scientific Puzzles in Biomaterials and Drug Delivery," was presented by world-renowned biomedical engineer, Dr. Nicholas Peppas, the Cockrell Family Regents Chair in Engineering at the University of Texas at Austin and member of the National Academy of Engineering and National Academy of Medicine.

Center for Nanomedicine Headlines


Center for Nanomedicine Research Innovations

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Future Suture

Researchers at the Center for Nanomedicine explore how spiders spin their webs and the science of rope making to deliver invention-preventing drugs after eye surgery.


Center for Nanomedicine Leading the Way

2015 Outstanding Young Engineer Recipient: Dr. Laura Ensign

The Maryland Academy of Sciences at the Maryland Science Center is pleased to present the Center for Nanomedicine's Dr. Laura Ensign the 2015 Outstanding Young Engineer Award in the Academic sector

How to Eliminate Eye Drops – Dr. Peter McDonnell

Many patients worry about not being able to get their eye drops into their eyes. The Center for Nanomedicine helped develop alternative methods of delivering medicine to patients’ eyes without eye drops