Materials Science in Medicine:
Upping the Game

November 15, 2018, 4:30 pm — 5:30 pm

Venture Café, Havana Room
4240 Duncan Ave
St. Louis, MO 63110

The Institute of Clinical and Translational Sciences (ICTS), in collaboration with Venture Café, is hosting Precision Medicine Series on the third Thursday of every month! This month, Dr. Guy Genin will present “Next Generation Repair of Soft-Tissue to Bone Injuries,” and Dr. Srikanth Singamaneni will present “Disruptive Material Technologies for Ultrasensitive and Stable Biosensing.”

Our two speakers this month, Drs. Guy Genin and Srikanth Singamaneni, will dazzle you with talks on cutting edge materials science applied to medical methodology. Get excited!

Dr. Genin: “Next Generation Repair of Soft-Tissue to Bone Injuries.”

Soft tissue-to-bone injuries such as rotator cuff tears are widespread and heal poorly, with an astonishing 20-94% reported incidence of re-tearing following surgery. We propose that the reason for these high failure rates is a failure of traditional surgical techniques to optimize mechanical load transfer, and are bringing optimized technology to the marketplace with the aim of transforming these surgeries.

Dr. Singamaneni: “Disruptive Material Technologies for Ultrasensitive and Stable Biosensing.”

In this talk, we will present two technologies that dramatically enhance the sensitivity and stability of existing biosensing modalities by orders of magnitude without altering the established workflow or capital equipment. The “add on” materials and methods presented here are simple, fundamental and enabling technologies to transform the sensitivity of existing bioanalytical technologies.

For more information, please contact Dr. Sherri Gabbert, Precision Medicine Navigator at ICTS, at gabberts@wustl.edu.