Complimentary Webinar: Cryo-TEM Analysis of LNPs Across Mixing Systems, including Bleb Structure Formation

Phosphorex and NIS collaborates to bring you our first webinar of 2024!

After this webinar, you will be equipped to answer the following questions:

- What is Cryo-TEM and why is Cryo-TEM an important tool in LNP characterization?
- What can we learn from Cryo-TEM when comparing LNPs prepared by four different mixing systems?
- How important are structural differences between LNP preparations and how can this information be utilized during the drug development process?

Our Speakers: 

Ian Villamagna
Business Development Director, West Coast Territories, Phosphorex

Ian brings a unique combination of technical expertise in drug delivery and nanoparticle technologies, along with his strong commercial acumen, enabling him to effectively steer customers in their nanomedicine development journey at Phosphorex.
Before joining Phosphorex, Ian dedicated three and a half years of his career as a Senior Field Application Scientist at Precision NanoSystems Inc. (PNI). In this role, his primary focus was providing comprehensive support to clients' projects through a blend of technical and commercial collaborations. Ian led efforts in prospecting and nurturing client relationships, while also managing key alliances. He served as the Subject Matter Expert in novel lipid nanoparticle (LNP) technologies for the PNI commercial team. 

Ian holds a Bachelor of Science degree in Biology, Interactive Physiology, and Chemistry from the University of Nevada, Las Vegas. Additionally, he earned a Master’s of Science in Biomedical Science from Midwestern University, Arizona, and a Ph.Dd in Biomedical Engineering from Western University in Canada. Notably, during his doctoral studies, Ian was directly responsible for leading the development of several innovative polymeric nanoparticle drug delivery systems. 

Mandy Janssen
Scientific Group Leader, Nanoparticle Characterization, Nanoimaging Services

Mandy Janssen is the scientific group lead for characterization of nanoparticle therapeutics and vaccines at NanoImaging Services. Prior to joining NIS in 2017, Mandy spent almost 15 years in the Electron Microscopy field. She obtained her Masters degree in Biomedical Engineering from the Eindhoven University of Engineering in the Netherlands and a PhD in Molecular Pathology from the University of California, San Diego, where both light microscopy and transmission electron microscopy were a recurring theme. After spending a few more years as an electron microscopist and liaison for UCSD and TSRI, she found her passion at NIS working with colleagues and clients on characterizing vaccines and other gene and drug delivery systems as part of bringing them safely and rapidly to people that need them.