TOPIC: Magnetically Powered Microbots for Busting Blood Clots
DESCRIPTION: Dr. Keith Neeves presents on a method for ablating blood clots using magnetically-powered microbots. These bots consist of micrometer sized superparamagnetic beads that can be injected intravenously and then assembled in situ using external magnetic fields to form wheel-like objects that target blood clots in the brain. We call these bots microwheels and they can roll on surfaces at velocities greater than 100 µm/sec, which is comparable to the fastest microorganisms. When loaded with a clot busting drug, the microwheels can reestablish blood flow faster than the drug alone owing to the combined chemical and mechanical actions.
SPEAKER: Dr. Keith Neeves
DATE: Tuesday, January 14 *** Please note this is the SECOND Tuesday of the month ***
TIME: 6:00 Networking/Dinner
7:00 - 8:00 Presentation
LOCATION: Meadow Hill Goft Course, 3609 S Dawson St, Aurora
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