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SELECTBIO Conferences Innovations in Microfluidics 2020

Peter Ertl's Biography



Peter Ertl, Professor of Lab-on-a-Chip Systems, Vienna University of Technology

Prof. Ertl holds an engineering degree in Biotechnology (University of Life Sciences, Austria), a PhD in Chemistry (University of Waterloo, Canada) and received his postdoctoral training as a biophysicist at University of California at Berkeley (US). In 2003 Dr. Ertl co-founded a biotech start-up company, where he served a number of years as Director of Product Development in Kitchener (Canada) developing benchtop-sized microbial analyzers. In 2006 Dr. Ertl moved to Austria where he worked as Senior Scientist in the Biosensor Technology unit at the Austrian Institute of Technology (AIT). Dr. Ertl was also granted a Fulbright Visiting Scholarship at UC Berkeley (2012) and conducted visiting scientist positions at Nanyang Technological University, Singapore (2013), the Medical Center of the University of California at San Francisco (2014) and Imperial College London (2019). In 2016 he was appointed Professor of Lab-on-a-Chip Systems for Bioscience Technologies at the Vienna University of Technology (TUW), where his research focuses on the development of advanced in vitro diagnostic microsystems and organ-on-a-chip systems.

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Wound Healing-on-a-Chip: The Long and Painful Road From Lab Prototypes to Industrial Manufacturing Applications

Tuesday, 24 March 2020 at 11:15

Add to Calendar ▼2020-03-24 11:15:002020-03-24 12:15:00Europe/LondonWound Healing-on-a-Chip: The Long and Painful Road From Lab Prototypes to Industrial Manufacturing ApplicationsInnovations in Microfluidics 2020 in Boston, USABoston, USASELECTBIOenquiries@selectbiosciences.com

All wound healing assays are based on the inherent ability of adherent cells to proliferate and move into adjacent cell-free areas, thus providing information on cell viability, cellular mechanisms and multicellular movements. Despite their wide-spread use for toxicological screening, biomedical research and pharmaceutical studies, to date no satisfactory technological solutions are available that allow for the automated, miniaturized and integrated induction of defined wounds.  To bridge this technological gap we have developed (1) a lab-on-a-chip capable of mechanically inducing circular cell-free areas within 2D and 3D cell cultures and (2) a personalized companion diagnostic tool for individualized therapy solutions for chronic wounds. In this presentation both microfluidic systems and their applications for wound healing research as well as device translation and scale up manufacturing issues will be discussed.


Add to Calendar ▼2020-03-23 00:00:002020-03-24 00:00:00Europe/LondonInnovations in Microfluidics 2020Innovations in Microfluidics 2020 in Boston, USABoston, USASELECTBIOenquiries@selectbiosciences.com