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Biological Engineer Shiladitya Sengupta on Using Technology To Solve Medical Problems

  • August 17, 2006

In our ongoing project to catch up with last year’s TR35, we sat down with Shiladitya Sengupta, now an assistant professor in the Harvard-MIT Division of Health Sciences and Technology. He talked with us about how the “nanocell” cancer treatment technology that initially drew him to our attention fits in with his philosophy of using technology to solve medical problems for everyone–not just the elite. Sengupta’s passion for applying basic science to the creation of medicines that patients can actually use is unmistakable.

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