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SELECTBIO Conferences Organ-on-a-Chip Conference

Holger Becker's Biography

Holger Becker, Chief Scientific Officer, Microfluidic ChipShop GmbH

Dr. Holger Becker is co-founder and CSO of microfluidic ChipShop GmbH. He obtained physics degrees from the University of Western Australia/Perth and the University of Heidelberg. He started to work on miniaturized systems for chemical analysis during his PhD-thesis at Heidelberg university, where he obtained his PhD in 1995. Between 1995 and 1997 he was a Research Associate at Imperial College with Prof. Andreas Manz. In 1998 he joined Jenoptik Mikrotechnik GmbH. Since then, he founded and led several companies in the field of microsystem technologies in medicine and the life sciences. He lead the Industry Group of the German Physical Society between 2004 and 2009 and is Conference Chair for the SPIE "Microfluidics, BioMEMS and Medical Microsystems" conference as well as acting as regular reviewer of project proposals on national and EU level and for several journals devoted to microsystem technologies.

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Translational Challenges in Organ-on-a-Chip Development: From Academia to an Industrial Product

Wednesday, 8 July 2015 at 17:30

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While a significant amount of academic results in the organ-on-a-chip field has been reported in recent years, the transition into commercially available products e.g. for the pharmaceutical industry appears to be challenging. This talk will highlight the technological challenges in the development and industrial manufacturing of organ-on-a-chip devices with emphasis on the translation of academically driven designs to commercially viable solutions.  Examples for the integration of biological functionalities, surface functionalization and hybrid elements into microfluidic devices will be presented together with a strategic approach to reduce technical risk during the product development stage.

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