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

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

Date: Thursday, 7 July 2016 - Friday, 8 July 2016
Location: Boston, USA

Keynote Speakers

Roger Kamm

Roger Kamm
Cecil and Ida Green Distinguished Professor of Biological and Mechanical Engineering, Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT)

George Truskey

George Truskey
R. Eugene and Susie E. Goodson Professor of Biomedical Engineering, Duke University

Michael Shuler

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

Kristin Fabre

Kristin Fabre
Microphysiological Systems Lead, Drug Safety & Metabolism, AstraZeneca

David Hughes

David Hughes
Chief Technical Officer, CN Bio Innovations Ltd.

Martin Yarmush

Martin Yarmush
Founding Director of the Center for Engineering in Medicine, Massachusetts General Hospital and Harvard Medical School

Paul Vulto

Paul Vulto
Managing Director, MIMETAS

Olivier Guenat

Olivier Guenat
Head, Organs-on-Chip Technologies, ARTORG Center for Biomedical Engineering Research, University of Bern-Switzerland

Nancy Allbritton

Nancy Allbritton
Frank and Julie Jungers Dean of the College of Engineering and Professor of Bioengineering, University of Washington in Seattle

Linda Griffith

Linda Griffith
Professor, Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT)

Geraldine A Hamilton

Geraldine A Hamilton
President/Chief Scientific Officer, Emulate Inc


The 2nd Annual Organ-on-a-Chip World Congress 2016 focuses on an important and expanding field wherein cells are being assembled using microfluidics and Lab-on-a-Chip technologies in a functionally-relevant manner.  These clusters of "assembled cells" have functional significance and can mimic in vivo organ structure.

Liver cells assembled on-board chips in a physiologically-relevant architecture using microfluidics can, for instance, be utilized for toxicity screening and the ability to assemble organ fragments ex vivo can provide an exquisite means to reconstruct biological processes (both physiological and pathological) "in a dish" or "on a chip."  A number of chips such Lung-on-a-Chip, Brain-on-a-Chip, Gut-on-a-Chip, Marrow-on-a-Chip, Bone-on-a-Chip, Nerve-on-a-Chip amongst others have been built and will be presented and explored at this conference.

Due to the Overlap of this Topic with 3D-Culture to create a physiologically-relevant milieu in which tissue architecture is preserved and functionality represents the in vivo state, the co-located concurrent parallel conference track focuses on this this topic plus presents the technologies for the construction and assembly of organs-on-chips, thereby offering complete coverage of these related fields to the conference delegates.

The Two Conference Tracks are Co-Located and Concurrent and Delegates can Network Extensively with their Colleagues from Both the Conference Tracks.

All the Key Opinion Leaders from around the World are Participating at this Conference allowing Maximal Information Exchange and Unparalleled Networking Opportunities.

Agenda Topics

  • 3D-Microtissues
  • Artery-on-a-Chip for Cardiovascular Disease Research
  • Bone-on-a-chip
  • Brain/Neuron-on-a-Chip
  • Cardiotoxicity/Toxicology Testing
  • Gut-on-a-Chip
  • Hematological Systems-on-a-Chip
  • Liver-on-a-Chip for Toxicity Screening/Toxicology Studies
  • Lung-on-a-Chip
  • Microfluidics/Lab-on-a-Chip (LOAC) Technologies for Constructing Organ-on-a-Chip/Tissue-on-a-Chip/Body-on-a-Chip
  • Modeling Disease-on-a-Chip
  • Organ-on-a-Chip Applications for Drug Discovery
  • Organ-on-a-Chip/Body-on-a-Chip Assembly
  • Sensor Integration-on-a-Chip
  • Technologies for Organ-on-a-Chip Biofabrication

Sponsorship and Exhibition Opportunities

Jeff Fan, Exhibition Manager

Confirmed Speakers to date

Luca Businaro, Scientist, Italian National Research Council
Murat Cirit, Director at Translational Center of Tissue Chip Technologies, Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT)
Adele De Ninno, Post-Doc, University of Rome "Tor Vergata"
Matthew Hancock, Managing Engineer, Veryst Engineering, LLC
Muhammad Ibrahim, Researcher, Institute of Biology, Leiden University
Fernando Rafael Jativa, Research Scientist, The University of Melbourne
Noo Li Jeon, Professor, Seoul National University
Hiroshi Kimura, Professor, Micro/Nano Technology Center, Tokai University
Nathalie Picollet-D’Hahan, Senior Project Manager, Commissariat à l’Energie Atomique et aux Energies Alternatives (CEA) Grenoble
K. Scott Phillips, Biofilms Research Group Leader, US FDA Center for Devices and Radiological Health
Martin Stelzle, Head of BioMEMS & Sensors Department, NMI at University of Tübingen
Deborah Sterling, Director, Sterne, Kessler, Goldstein & Fox PLLC
Jonathan Thon, Assistant Professor, Brigham and Women's Hospital/Harvard Medical School, Co-Founder -- Platelet BioGenesis
John Wikswo, Gordon A. Cain University Professor, A.B. Learned Professor of Living State Physics; Founding Director, Vanderbilt Institute for Integrative Biosystems, Vanderbilt University
Hee-Gyeong Yi, Researcher, Pohang University of Science and Technology, Korea
Ioannis Zervantonakis, Research Fellow in Cell Biology, Harvard Medical School

All Delegates, Speakers, and Exhibitors Receive as Part of the Conference Materials Package, access to the Most Up-to-Date Publications/Articles, PowerPoint Presentations, and Review Articles focusing on the Organ-on-a-Chip/Body-on-a-Chip Field as well as 3D-Culture as well as Stem Cells in Drug Discovery [access via download from the conference cloud].  These Fields are Expanding and this Delegate Package provides you with these Valuable Resources Excellent to Bring Back to the Office and Use as Reference Materials for Publications, R&D Presentations, Business Plans, and User Manuals.

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