Organs-on-Chip–a micro-fluidic revolution in drug testing and personalized medicine 29.11.2016 | 14:00 Uhr - 15:30 Uhr
“Organs-on-chip” or ”micro-physiological systems“, are cell culture systems aiming at mimicking the architecture, cellular composition, perfusion, and biochemical microenvironment found in the smallest functional unit of an organ. They are therefore envisioned to enable in vivo like answers in preclinical drug testing and could pave the way towards fundamentally novel approaches for personalized medical therapies. My talk will discuss several typical representations of ”Organs-on-chip“ and argue that microsystems technology and microfluidics represent key enabling technologies, calling for truly multi-disciplinary scientific approaches and collaborations in this field.
Dr. Martin Stelzle (NMI at University of Tübingen)