Wednesday, October 14, 2009

Professor Webster's new patents and keynote addresses

Professor Thomas Webster will present at Family Weekend 2009 Faculty Forums, Saturday, October 17, 2009 9:30 A.M.-NOON

Implants Are Everywhere: Using Biotechnology to Improve Health - Thomas Webster - Times and locations will be listed in your registration packet. Seating is limited. Registration badge or Brown ID is required. To register and for more information, visit Family Weekend 2009.

NEWS: Two new patents issued for the Brown start-up company Nanovis, Inc. (

1. US Patent Application Serial No. 10/793,721 PLGA Substrate With Aligned and Nano-Sized Surface Structures And Associated Method
2. US Patent Application Serial No. 10/634,292 Nano-Structured Polymers For Use As Implants
Professor Webster will give two keynote addressess on Monday, October 19, 2009. One to celebrate the 5th anniversary of the Wake Forest Center for Nanotechnology and Molecular Materials at Wake Forest University ( and the other at Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute's NanobioTech 2009 (

Addition to post:

One new patent will be issued on November 24, 2009:
US Patent Application Serial No. 7,622,129 Nano-structured Polymers for Use as Implants
The patent describes the fabrication process and benefits for using nanostructured polymers to increase tissue growth for a wide range of regenerative medicine applications.