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SELECTBIO Conferences Organoids & Organs-on-Chips 2021

Kevin Healy's Biography

Kevin Healy, Jan Fandrianto and Selfia Halim Distinguished Professorship in Engineering, University of California, Berkeley

Kevin E. Healy, Ph.D. is the Jan Fandrianto and Selfia Halim Distinguished Professor in Engineering at the University of California at Berkeley in the Departments of Bioengineering, and Materials Science and Engineering. He served as Chair of the Department of Bioengineering from 2011 to 2015. He is a thought leader and innovator working at the interface between stem cells and materials science to develop dynamic engineered systems to explore both fundamental biological phenomena and new applications in translational medicine. His group currently conducts research in the areas of: bioinspired stem cell microenvironments to control stem cell lineage specification and self-organization into microtissues or organoids; bioinspired systems for regenerative medicine; biological interfaces; and, microphysiological systems for drug development, gene editing, and environmental toxicity screening. Professor Healy is an elected Fellow of AIMBE, AAAS, FBSE, BMES, and recently received an Alexander von Humboldt Foundation Award. He has chaired the Gordon Research Conference on Biomaterials and Biocompatibility, and has been honored with the 2011 Clemson award for outstanding contributions to basic biomaterials science. He is a named inventor on numerous issued United States and international patents relating to biomaterials, therapeutics, stem cells, and medical devices, and has founded several companies to develop these systems for applications in biotechnology and regenerative medicine.

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COVID-19 Therapeutics Safety ‘Clinical Trial’ with Cardiac Microphysiological Systems

Wednesday, 15 December 2021 at 13:00

Add to Calendar ▼2021-12-15 13:00:002021-12-15 14:00:00Europe/LondonCOVID-19 Therapeutics Safety ‘Clinical Trial’ with Cardiac Microphysiological SystemsOrganoids and Organs-on-Chips 2021 in Coronado Island, CaliforniaCoronado Island,

Three-dimensional (3D) microphysiological systems (MPSs) mimicking human organ function in vitro are an emerging alternative to conventional monolayer cell culture and animal models for myriad applications. Human induced pluripotent stem cells (hiPSCs) have the potential to capture the diversity of human genetics and provide an unlimited supply of cells. Combining hiPSCs with microfluidics technology in MPSs offers new perspectives for applications as diverse as drug development and organ preservation. This talk will address the use of our heart muscle MPS to assess the cardiac liabilities associated with repurposed therapeutics that treat SARS-CoV-2 infection. We propose that this MPS can help clinicians design their trials, rapidly project cardiac outcomes, and define new monitoring biomarkers to accelerate access of patients to safe COVID-19 therapeutics.

Add to Calendar ▼2021-12-13 00:00:002021-12-15 00:00:00Europe/LondonOrganoids and Organs-on-Chips 2021Organoids and Organs-on-Chips 2021 in Coronado Island, CaliforniaCoronado Island,