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.
- Building home away from home! https://t.co/WT8ZH0dDFcAn 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 https://t.co/bVG4sTqt5p07:34 18-05-2018