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SELECTBIO Conferences Organ-on-a-Chip World Congress & 3D-Printing

Roger Kamm's Biography

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

Roger Kamm is the Cecil and Ida Green Distinguished Professor of Biological and Mechanical Engineering and Director of the NSF Science and Technology Center for Emergent Behaviors of Integrated Cellular Systems. A primary objective of Kamm’s research group has been the application of fundamental concepts in fluid and solid mechanics to better understand essential biological and physiological phenomena. Spanning a wide range, research in the Kamm lab has addressed issues in the respiratory, ocular and cardiovascular systems. More recently, his attention has focused on two areas, the molecular mechanisms of cellular force sensation, and the development of new microfluidic technologies for vascularized engineered tissues and cancer. Kamm is the 2010 recipient of the Lissner Award from the ASME and a member of the Institute of Medicine of the National Academies. He is the former chair of the US National Committee on Biomechanics and of the World Council on Biomechanics.

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Vascularized Organs-on-a-Chip

Thursday, 9 July 2015 at 10:30

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A vascular network is an essential part of most organs in vivo, so it is natural that in vitro organ models also be vascularized.  Yet, developing a vascular system on a chip, especially the microvessels, generally presents one of the greatest engineering challenges.  In recent years, several groups have either engineered vascular networks, or induced them to grow within their in vitro systems.  These are comprised either of a formed channel lined with endothelial cells, a network that grows within a formed hydrogel, or a combination of the two.  Models of this type have been employed to simulate metastatic cancel or to mimic certain aspects of organ function such as the blood brain barrier.  In this talk, I will review the current state-of-the-art and propose ways forward in obtaining vascularized models of dense, cellular tissues.

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