EUROoC Month 8 & ESR Kick-off Meeting

The EUROoC Month 8 & ESR Kick-off Meeting was organized by the Graz University of Technology and took place on 1st of July 2019 at the Institute of Analytical Chemistry and Food Chemistry. All beneficiaries, all recruited ESRs and almost all partner organisations were able to attend in person.

The meeting was combined with the first seminar on Team Science and Communication.

Almost all participants attended the EUROoCS 2019 conference, that took place the following two days. https://euroocs.eu/

2nd European Organ-on-Chip Conference

The 2nd European Organ-on-Chip ConferenceEUROoC 2019 is coming to Graz, Austria on 2-3 July 2019!

The EUROoC 2019 is a scientific meeting focused on the challenges in the process of designing, fabricating, and implementing microphysiological cell culture systems addressing topics such as microfabrication of 3D matrices, integration of miniaturised sensors, microfluidic interfacing, cellular engineering, parallelization and automation.

Online registration will close May 31, 2019.

 

ORCHID interim roadmap report

The EU-funded project ORCHID presented its first interim roadmap report entitled: ‘Organ-on-Chip in Development: Towards a European roadmap for Organ-on-Chip’ during the International Organ-on-Chip Symposium on November 8-9 2018 in Eindhoven, the Netherlands. On 28th March 2019 this report was handed over to representatives of IMI and ECSEL Joint Undertakings in Brussels.
This report surveys the current landscape in the research, development, applications and market opportunities for Organ-on-Chip devices to establish the pillars of a European OoC ecosystem. Based on a bibliometric study, a market analysis, expert interviews, and panel discussions held at the ORCHID Vision Workshop (Stuttgart, 23 May 2018), this report outlines presently unmet needs, key challenges, barriers and perspectives of the field, and finally proposes recommendations towards the definition of a European roadmap that could render OoC systems (OoCs) realistic models of human (patho)physiology in the near future. For a the report click here.

Source: https://h2020-orchid.eu/orchid-interim-roadmap-report/

EUROoC Kick-off Meeting 10.12.2018

On 10th December, the kick-off meeting of the EUROoC project “Interdisciplinary training network for advancing Organ-on-a-chip technology in Europe”, coordinated by Fraunhofer IGB was held in Stuttgart to give the initial starting point for partners to work.

EUROoCS Press Release – November 2018

During the third International Organ-on-Chip Symposium, held on 8 and 9 November 2018 in Eindhoven, the European Organ-on-Chip Society (EUROoCS) was officially launched. The Society aims to encourage and develop Organ-on-Chip research towards a better health for everyone. Membership is open from 2019 to all researchers in the field, and gives access to the upcoming digital Organ-on-Chip platform and the future Journal of the Society.