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SELECTBIO Conferences Organ-on-a-Chip and Body-on-a-Chip: In Vitro Systems Mimicking In Vivo Functions

Michael Shuler's Biography

Michael Shuler, Samuel B. Eckert Professor of Engineering, Cornell University, President Hesperos, Inc.

Michael L. Shuler is the Eckert Professor of Engineering, Emeritus in the Meing Department of Biomedical Engineering and in the Smith School of Chemical and Biomolecular Engineering at Cornell University, and was director of Cornell’s Nanobiotechnology Center. Shuler has degrees in chemical engineering (BS, Notre Dame, 1969 and Ph.D., Minnesota, 1973) and has been a faculty member at Cornell University since 1974. Shuler’s research includes development of “Body-on-a-Chip” for testing pharmaceuticals for toxicity and efficacy, creation of production systems for useful compounds, such as paclitaxel from plant cell cultures, and construction of whole cell models relating genome to physiology. Shuler is CEO and President of Hesperos, a company founded to implement the “Body-on-a-Chip” system. Shuler and F. Kangi have authored a popular textbook, “Bioprocess Engineering; Basic Concepts” now in its third edition. He has an honorary doctorate from the University of Notre Dame. Shuler has been elected to the National Academy of Engineering and the American Academy of Arts and Science and is a fellow of numerous professional societies.

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Using Human “Body-on-a-Chip” Devices to Aid Drug Development

Thursday, 7 July 2016 at 11:45

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Effective human surrogates constructed from a combination of human tissue engineered constructs, microfabricated devices, and PBPK (physiologically based pharmacokinetic) models offer a potential alternative or supplement to animal studies to make better decisions on which drug candidates to move into clinical trials. These systems have been called microphysiological systems. We have constructed “pumpless” systems that provide a low cost, relatively simple-to-use platform to evaluate potential drugs for human response. In addition to measuring viability and metabolic responses, we can measure functional outputs such as electrical activity and force generation (in collaboration with J. Hickman, University of Central Florida). We will focus our discussion on development of key organ modules and their integration into a model of the whole body.

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