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Organoids and Microphysiological Systems - ISSRDC Seminar Series: Tissue Engineering and Regenerative Medicine Onboard the ISS

Date: Tuesday, August 4, 2020

Location: US,

Tuesday, August 4, 11 a.m. to 12:50 p.m. ET

Microphysiological systems (MPS, also known as tissue chips or organ-on-a-chip technology) are multicellular engineered platforms that enable researchers to develop in vitro models of human organs. These systems have been used to model rare diseases, test for drug toxicity, screen for cancer, and understand metabolism, among others. In 2016, CASIS partnered with NIH on the Tissue Chips in Space initiative. Through the initiative, investigators use MPS technology to validate how microgravity can be leveraged to accelerate the induction of diseases such as sarcopenia and cardiomyopathy and then examine how MPS technology in microgravity could be used to expedite the development of therapeutics for use back on Earth. Additionally, in recent years, the use of organoids for disease modeling and fundamental biology research has expanded. This seminar will review highlights in MPS and organoid research on the ISS National Lab from the past year, discuss the future of this research in low Earth orbit, and identify potential focus areas for utilization of the ISS National Lab to translate discovery into new products.

Attendance on the online platform is limited, so register now for one or more seminar days to secure your attendance.

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