Dinner and Discover: Injectable Hydrogels

Tuesday, February 12, 2019, 6:00pm-8:30pm MST
Event format: 
In-Person / Local
Posted by Laura Moes
9650 Foothills Canyon Blvd
Highlands Ranch, CO 80129
United States

TOPIC: Dinner and Discover "Future of Drug Delivery and Wound Repair Using Injectable Hydrogels"

SPEAKER: Nikki Darling 

DATE: Tuesday, February 12 

TIME:  6:00 Networking/Dinner

          7:00 - 8:30 Presentation

LOCATION:  Westridge Recreation Center, 9650 Foothills Canyon Blvd, Highlands Ranch, CO 80129


PLEASE RSVP by FRIDAY, February 8  (early RSVPs are greatly appreciated!)  You may RSVP via email at indicating your name, phone number, and number of attendees and pay at the meeting. Or you may RSVP and pay online by selecting your membership level in the Paypal drop down box and clicking on the "BuyNow" button to pay by credit card. 

COST: Rocky Mountain AIChE Members $20; Non-members $25, Students/Unemployed $10;  Add $5 for attending meeting without RSVP

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Nikki Darling’s research focuses on engineering hydrogel biomaterials to support the formation of a reparative niche within damaged or diseased sites of the body. These gels aid in cell migration and proliferation, as well as serve as a platform for delivery of regenerative factors. We see remarkable outcomes when our biomaterials are applied to ischemic tissues, such as brain after stroke and chronic ulcers in skin, in part due to our gel’s ability to form a “space-filling vascular plexus” that not only helps to speed up healing, but also lays the groundwork for recruitment of endogenous stem or progenitor cells. This fosters regeneration of tissue rather than scarring.