Organs on a chip

Thursday September 14th

19:45 live music by 2MusE
20:15 speakers
Café Loburg

The development of new medicines is a costly and time consuming process. But suppose that the time could be shortened, and the techniques would be cheap, therewith making medication available much more rapidly? That sounds futuristic, but could be just round the corner.

Currently, a lot of effort is put into so-called Organ-on-a-chip technology. With these small devices that consist of small chambers filled with cells from specific human organs, connected through small channels, the regular organ physiology can be emulated, even with several organs on one chip. It is clear that this way of medicine development could change everyone’s life drastically, but how far is science, and what can we expect?

With great pride we announce that we found prof. Albert van den Berg (2009 Spinoza prize laureate) willing to tell us about his specialty. He will talk about technical developments that have taken place, give us a preview on the future we can expect, and of course take part in a discussion with the Wageningen audience.