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SELECTBIO Conferences Organ-on-a-Chip, Tissue-on-a-Chip & Organoids Europe 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. Dr Ertl is currently Editor-in-Chief of the Journal Organs-on-a-Chip, co-founder of Pregenerate Inc. and Chief Technology Officer (CTO) of SAICO Biosystems focusing on device translation and scale-up production.

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Joint-on-a-Chip: Monitoring the Onset and Progression of Inflammatory Responses in a Personalized Rheumatoid Arthritis Model

Wednesday, 9 September 2020 at 16:15

Add to Calendar ▼2020-09-09 16:15:002020-09-09 17:15:00Europe/LondonJoint-on-a-Chip: Monitoring the Onset and Progression of Inflammatory Responses in a Personalized Rheumatoid Arthritis ModelOrgan-on-a-Chip, Tissue-on-a-Chip and Organoids Europe 2020 in Rotterdam, The NetherlandsRotterdam, The NetherlandsSELECTBIOenquiries@selectbiosciences.com

Rheumatoid arthritis is an autoimmune disease that causes inflamed joints through recruitment of immune cells, synovitis as well as degradation of cartilage. As a result, patients suffer from intense joint pain, are limited in their daily activities and have a lower life expectancy. To date almost 1% of the population worldwide is affected by arthritis, but no cure is available and pain reduction remains the treatment of choice. Although a number of drugs have shown to decrease disease progression, remission is achieved in less than 50% of patients, indicating a patient-specific drug response. Consequently, a personalized disease model is urgently needed to identify suitable drug combinations and concentrations for each individual patient. In this presentation the development of a sensor-integrated joint-on-a-chip platform capable of mimicking the physiological environment of a human diarthrodial joint is presented and observed patient variability discussed.


Add to Calendar ▼2020-09-09 00:00:002020-09-10 00:00:00Europe/LondonOrgan-on-a-Chip, Tissue-on-a-Chip and Organoids Europe 2020Organ-on-a-Chip, Tissue-on-a-Chip and Organoids Europe 2020 in Rotterdam, The NetherlandsRotterdam, The NetherlandsSELECTBIOenquiries@selectbiosciences.com