Nigerian commission partnering with UB to build nanomedicine research capacity

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Published: February 14, 2011

The National Universities Commission of Nigeria has selected UB’s Institute for Lasers, Photonics and Biophotonics (ILPB) as its partner to form the Nigerian American Nanomedicine Organization, which will establish joint research centers in Nigeria and at ILPB.

A high-profile delegation that included Abike Dabiri Erewa, Nigerian national assembly member, and Chiedu Mafiana, National Universities Commission (NUC) director, travelled to Buffalo last month to sign a memorandum of understanding to establish the Nigerian American Nanomedicine Organization (NANO).

The organization’s primary focus will be on the application of nanotechnology to health care. It will be headed by Paras N. Prasad, ILPB director and SUNY Distinguished Professor in the departments of chemistry, physics, electrical engineering and medicine.

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