Prof. Subbu S.Venkatraman is a director for ocular therapeutic engineering and advanced drug delivery centre. He is also an executive director for Nanyang Institute of Technology in Health and Medicine. In Nanomedicine, we focus on non-cancer applications of nanoparticles with enhanced gene- and drug- carrying capacity that can be localized to the site needed, and be made to sustain the release of bioactive over several weeks and months. Applications in ocular, cardiovascular and skin diseases are being pursued. Another aspect of our nanocarrier work focuses on interactions with blood cells of selected nanomicelles. Improving sustained release from nanoparticles is a major research interest, as also is encapsulation of drugs/proteins/siRNA into biodegradable nanoparticles with sufficient control over release.