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

The Network

The UK Organ-on-a-Chip Technologies Network was established in 2018 to represent the UK community of scientists, industrialists, clinicians, funders and regulators working in the area of organ-on-a-chip technology. Members of the network have been working together to develop this emerging technology and overcome the challenges in order to deliver the transformative potential impact of organ-on-a-chip technology.

Queen Mary University of London was funded by the UKRI Technology Touching Life initiative to run the Network from 2018 until June 2022 to capture, inspire and grow UK research activity in the Organ-on-a-Chip research with the aim to:

  • Develop a vibrant multidisciplinary research community
  • Facilitate inter-disciplinary and inter-sectoral research collaborations, to develop the next generation of organ-on-a-chip research solutions;
  • Train support and inspire the next generation of researchers in the field

Network Outputs and Activities

Funding of the UK Organ-on-a-chip technologies Network has now ended so this website provides an opportunity to celebrate all that has been achieved and showcase the wide range of activities over the funding period 2018-2022: 

Future Network Activity

The network continues to operate as a forum for members to collaborate, share information, showcase their research activity and support one another. Many universities, have now established research centres in this multidisciplinary field such as the Centre for Predictive in vitro Models at Queen Mary University of London. Organ-chip research across the UK continues to expand in order to deliver the full potential of organ-on-a-chip technology.

Network Directors 

Hazel Screen
Prof Hazel Screen
BEng MRes PhD(Lond) CEng
Professor of Biomedical Engineering
Director of the Organ-on-a-Chip Network
School of Engineering and Materials Science
Centre for Predictive in vitro Models
Queen Mary University of London
+44 (0)20 7882 6167

www.cpm.qmul.ac.uk/people/hscreen
knight
Prof Martin Knight
BEng MSc PhD(Lond)
Professor of Mechanobiology
Deputy-Director of the Organ-on-a-Chip Network
School of Engineering and Materials Science
Centre for Predictive in vitro Models
Queen Mary University of London
+44 (0)20 7882 8868

www.cpm.qmul.ac.uk/people/mknight

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