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Organ-on-a-Chip: Technologies, Applications and Commercial Opportunities

Held in conjunction with Organ-on-a-Chip World Congress & 3D-Culture 2016

06 Jul 2016, at 16:30-19:00 in Boston, USA



This Training Course presented in tandem with the Second Annual Organ-on-a-Chip World Congress provides an interactive presentation and discussion of the technology platforms, methodologies, as well as application areas in the exciting space that is created by the deployment of microfluidics and lab-on-a-chip technologies for creating "organs-on-chips" (or sometimes referred to as "body-on-a-chip").

Referred to as "Microscale systems", there are several classes of organs-on-chips which have been built including:

  • Lung-on-a-Chip
  • Liver-on-a-Chip
  • Brain-on-a-Chip
  • Gut-on-a-Chip
  • Marrow-on-a-Chip
  • Disease-on-a-Chip

Topics Addressed in this Training Course

  • Overview of the Opportunity:  Why would Microscale Systems ("Organs-on-Chips") be Useful for Drug Development?
  • Physiologically-based Pharmacokinetic/Pharmacodynamic Models as a Guide to Develop Model Systems (Microphysiological Systems)
  • Brief Overview of Microfluidics
  • Organ-on-a-Chip Systems: Concepts, Uses and Limitations plus Examples
  • Body-on-a-Chip (or Microphysiological Systems): Integrating Organs-on-a-Chip to build Surrogates for Drug Development

All Course Delegates Receive the Electronic Copies of the Presentations Plus Publications and Up-to-Date Reviews on this Field to Bring Back and Use as Reference Material for R&D Planning/Presentations, Business Plans and Investor Presentations.

This course includes a networking reception for all delegates, and offers excellent discussion opportunities whereby delegates can explores the science as well as market opportunities in the organ-on-a-chip field.

Michael Shuler

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

James Hickman

James Hickman, Professor, University of Central Florida