Magnetically Powered Microbots for Busting Blood Clots

Tuesday, January 14, 2020, 6:00pm-9:00pm MST
Event format: 
In-Person / Local
Posted by Laura Moes
3609 S Dawson St
Aurora, CO 80014
United States

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

PLEASE RSVP by FRIDAY, January 10  (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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SPEAKER BIO: Keith Neeves obtained his B.S. in chemical engineering at the University of Colorado, Boulder and a Ph.D. in chemical and biomolecular engineering at Cornell University. He was an NIH NRSA postdoctoral fellow at the University of Pennsylvania. The Neeves lab at the University of Colorado, Denver investigates the biophysical mechanisms that regulate hemostasis, thrombosis, and fibrinolysis. His research has been recognized with NSF CAREER, Colorado Bioscience Association Educator of the Year, and Karl Link Award in Thrombosis award from the American Heart Association. He has co-authored over 70 publications and is supported by grants from National Institutes of Health, Department of Energy, National Science Foundation, and American Heart Association.