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Welcome to the Organ-on-a-Chip Technologies Network

Organ-on-a-Chip deviceAn Organ-Chip (Emulate, Inc.)

This network is a joint MRC, EPSRC and BBSRC funded Technology Touching Life initiative, designed to capture, inspire and grow UK research activity in the Organ-on-a-Chip research field.

An organ-on-a-chip is an engineered system in which the architecture, functions and surrounding physiochemical environment of a living human organ are recreated, allowing drugs or therapies to be tested on an in vitro system which recapitulates the in vivo one. The development of organ-on-a-chip in vitro models has grown from a nascent idea in 2000 to one of the most promising, fastest growing research areas in the world, predicted to achieve a compound growth rate of 38-57% over the next 5 years to become a multi-billion pound industry.

Our network aims are to:

  1. Develop a vibrant multidisciplinary research community, bringing focus to the varied Organ-on-a-Chip and In Vitro model research activity in the UK;
  2. Facilitate inter-disciplinary and inter-sectoral research collaborations, to develop the next generation of organ-on-a-chip research solutions;
  3. To train, support and inspire the next generation of outstanding leaders in organ-on-a-chip research.

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Latest Tweets

  • Exciting times!
    The European Organ-on-Chip Society is launch at IOOCS18 in Eindhoven, The City of Light, 8 November 2018. More news will follow soon! #organonchip
    09:11 11-11-2018
  • Indeed. A key area of focus
    Complex in vitro models such as 3D cell cultures and organ-on-a-chip technology do not always transfer successfully from one facility to another, according to a survey by the European Commission's Joint Research Centre (JRC)
    22:44 06-11-2018

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Conference: Advances in Cell and Tissue Culture conference
London Cancer and Stem Cell in vitro Models Club
Conference: SelectBio 3D-Culture, Organoids and Toxicity Screening Europe 2019
Conference: Organ-on-a-Chip & Tissue-on-a-Chip Europe
Conference: SelectBio Organ on a Chip World Congress 2019

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