Welcome to the Organ-on-a-Chip Technologies Network
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:
- Develop a vibrant multidisciplinary research community, bringing focus to the varied Organ-on-a-Chip and In Vitro model research activity in the UK;
- Facilitate inter-disciplinary and inter-sectoral research collaborations, to develop the next generation of organ-on-a-chip research solutions;
- To train, support and inspire the next generation of outstanding leaders in organ-on-a-chip research.
A snapshot of the network's progress and recent achievements can be found in Professor Hazel Screen's presentation [PDF] - Bioengineering on a Chip symposium, 29 May 2019, Imperial College London.
| Wed 30 Sep|
- Thu 1 Oct 2020
|Advances in Cell and Tissue Culture 2020|
| Sun 4|
- Fri 9 Oct 2020
|MicroTAS 2020, The 24th International Conference on Miniaturized Systems for Chemistry and Life Sciences|
| Tue 13 Oct 2020|
15:00 - 00:00
|Testing on Humans: How To Predict Hepatotoxicity and Drug Clearance Ahead of Clinical Trials Using Liver-on-a-Chip|
| Wed 14 Oct 2020|
13:30 - 16:00