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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

  • An almost poetic deffinition from Dr Lorna Ewart @AstraZeneca "The design of the Organ-Chips allows us to create a home-away-from-home for the cells so they behave in an authentic manner." Glad to know about the projects to look deeper into cellular response in #OrganOnChips
    07:34 18-05-2018
  • In our latest guest blog post, Dr Lorna Ewart describes @AstraZeneca's new partnership with @emulatebio which will accelerate the application of Organs-on-Chips technology in AstraZeneca's drug discovery programmes, reducing their reliance on animal models
    07:35 17-05-2018
  • Predicting side effects before they happen: A miracle of Organ-on-a-Chip technology: @wyssinstitute @OrganOnAChip @3dheals @emulatebio @DAFOH_org #organonachip #mircofluidics #medicine #health
    16:34 09-05-2018

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Conference: Advances in Cell and Tissue Culture  new
Conference: Discovery Technologies 2018 - The European Laboratory Research & Innovation Group
Using organ-on-a-chip technology to reduce animal testing new
Organ on a Chip Network Launch Event new

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