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Keystone Symposia: Organs and TissuesonChips

Event serial No. - CA78385

08th Apr 2018 to 12th Apr 2018
Big Sky, Montana, United States of America

Contact person: Attendee Services

More than 30% of promising medications have failed in human clinical trials because they are determined to be toxic despite promising preclinical studies in 2D cell culture and animal models. Another 60% fail due to lack of efficacy. Consequently, though several thousand diseases affect humans, only about 500 have approved treatments. However, with the growing understanding of human biology, along with increased availability of innovative technologies, there is an unprecedented opportunity to translate scientic discoveries more efficiently into new, more effective and safer health interventions. Organs or TissuesonChips are innovative, alternative approaches that would enable early indications and potentially more reliable readouts of toxicity and efficacy. These microfabricated devices recapitulate the multicellular architectures, tissuetissue interfaces, physicochemical microenvironments, vascular perfusion and innervation, producing in essence microphysiological systems that mimic human tissue and organ functionality not possible with conventional 2D or 3D culture systems. Through innovative biosensing and readout approaches, these devices employ highresolution, realtime imaging and noninvasive analysis of biochemical, genetic and metabolic activities of living cells in a functional tissue and organ context. This technology has great potential to advance the study of tissue development, organ physiology and disease etiology. In the context of drug discovery and development, it should be especially valuable for the study of molecular mechanisms of action, prioritization of lead candidates, toxicity testing and biomarker identication. These microfabricated devices have also proven to be useful for modeling human diseases. This conference will touch on ongoing efforts and various applications of tissueonchips technology to studies in precision medicine, environmental exposures, reproduction and development, cancer and for use at the International Space Station.

Organized by: Keystone Symposia on Molecular & Cellular Biology
Deadline for abstracts/proposals: 2018-01-09

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