January Monthly Meeting

WHEN: Wednesday, January 17, 2018
WHERE: Duquesne University
RSVP BY: Monday, January 8, 2018 at noon
Dinner reservations are no longer being accepted.

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    5:30 PM Technology Forum Speaker’s Presentation: Power Center Ballroom Section C
    5:30 PM Social Hour: Power Center Fides Shepperson Suite
    6:45 PM Dinner: Power Center Ballroom Section C
    8:00 PM Business Meeting: Power Center Ballroom Section C
    8:15 PM Technical Program Speaker’s Presentation: Power Center Ballroom Section C

Martin H. Bluth, MD, PhD, Chief Medical Officer, Consolidated Laboratory Management Systems

Dr. Bluth is a serial entrepreneur in maturing novel biomarkers as well as devices and therapeutics (www.bluthbio.com), serves on numerous committees and is considered an expert in his field.

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William R. Heineman, Distinguished Research Professor, Department of Chemistry, University of Cincinnati

“Electrochemical Sensors for Biomedical and Environmental Applications”
Electrochemical sensors such as the pH electrode, the glucose biosensor and the Clark oxygen electrode are widely used in biomedical, industrial, and environmental areas. Although these and many other sensors are commercially available, new sensors are needed to address existing needs for detecting and monitoring chemicals and biological materials in other applications. However, developing new sensors with the selectivity required to measure a single analyte in complex, real world samples without interferences is difficult. This talk focuses on highly selective sensors that were used for three very different applications: hydrogen gas sensors for development and point-of-care patient monitoring of biodegradable metal implants used for repairing broken bones; spectroelectrochemical sensors that combine spectroscopy and electrochemistry to achieve the exceptional selectively needed to monitor critical components in stored nuclear waste; and highly selective immunosensors for rapid detection of biological agents (toxins, viruses, spores, and bacteria) in drinking and recreational water.