Organ-on-a-Chip (OCC) technology makes it possible to closely mimic human tissue and organs in vivo. This will primarily meet the need for representative human test model systems for drug
development. Additionally it will reduce, refine and replace the use of animals for scientific purposes.
The International MicroNanoConference will present the latest development regarding this technology with for example a keynote lecture of Pamela Habibovic (MRL Institute for Technology-Inspired Regenerative Medicine) and two extensive parellel sessions about OOC.
On the first day of the conference,Tuesday 13 Dec. attendees can also participate in the Organ-on-a-Chip workshop where they can experience live demo-setups, executed by the researchers and developers who are working at the forefront of this technology. The following institutes and companies will be present:
- Delft University of Technology (group Ronald Dekker) with the Cytostretch technology, a universal platform for organ-on-chip applications (a hDMT member)
- Eindhoven University of Technology (group Jaap den Toonder) with microfluidic devices to understand the various stages in the development of cancer, Cancer-on-a-Chip (a HDMT member)
- University of Twente (group Andries van der Meer) with their technological innovations they have developed in order to more realistically mimic and analyze blood vessels in organs-on-chips (a hDMT member)
- Micronit, with a co-development together with Fluigent that has resulted in a 4-dock Organ-on-a-Chip system with a pump and flow-rate control integrated.
Click here for a complete overview of the programme of the International MicroNanoConference 2016
More information about the other hands-on workshop is available on the website.