Research Interests: Biomedical Microdevices, Lab on a Chip, Drug Delivery Systems, Microfluidics for Point-of-care Diagnostics, Nano/Micro-fabrication Processes, MicroactuatorsJob Interests: Academic Positions, Research Labs, Industry R&D
Nazly Pirmoradi received the M.A.Sc. and Ph.D. degrees in Mechanical Engineering from the University of British Columbia, Canada, in 2006 and 2011, respectively, where she has been a postgraduate fellow of the Natural Sciences and Engineering Research Council of Canada (NSERC). She joined BSAC as a postdoctoral scholar in Feb. 2012, working on developing next generation therapeutic delivery devices and microcapsules. Her research interests are in the design and development of micro- and nano- devices and systems for biotech and biomedical applications, lab on a chip systems, and microactuators.
Implantable Micro Drug Delivery System [BPN675]
Implantable drug delivery devices that allow for remote, repeatable, and reliable drug delivery are expected to greatly improve the efficacy of medical treatments in the near future. However, few delivery systems to date have met the necessary requirements – sufficient drug storage, precision control over drug delivery, and on-demand activation – to be broadly useful. In this project, we develop an implantable drug delivery device that can be remotely controlled and provide drug on the on-demand basis for several years without replacement. We develop drug release mechanisms and nanomaterials, and incorporate all the components into a biocompatible system by establishing new fabrication methods. These devices are characterized by conducting in vitro, ex vivo, and in vivo studies.