Navigation Links
Media invitation: Pioneer of organ-on-a-chip technology to speak at Imperial College London
Date:5/17/2011

The potential of microscopic organ-on-a-chip devices that mimic the way real organs work, so that scientists and engineers can model the effects of therapies more accurately, will be discussed by a pioneer in bioengineering at Imperial College London this week.

Professor Don Ingber, Director of the Wyss Institute for Biologically Inspired Engineering at Harvard University, will deliver the inaugural Bagrit Lecture, which will be held at Imperial on Thursday 19 May 2011, from 17.30 to 18.30. He will talk about advances by scientists and engineers who are using biology as the inspiration for the development of novel technologies for use in medicine, industry and the environment, and the challenges they face.

The lecture forms part of the College's celebration of 20 years of research, teaching and innovation in bioengineering at Imperial. The celebrations also provide an opportunity for the department to commemorate the ongoing support from the Sir Leon Bagrit Memorial Trust, which helped to establish bioengineering at the College.

Professor Ingber's most recent innovation is a complex, three-dimensional model of a breathing lung on a microchip that incorporates living human lung cells into computer chip technology. This device mimics how the lung works so that scientists can more accurately model the effects of environmental toxins on human lungs. Researchers can also use the device to monitor how the lungs absorb aerosolized pharmaceuticals and to assess the safety and effectiveness of new drugs.

In his lecture, Professor Ingber will talk about some of the advantages of using organ-on-a-chip technologies, which could accelerate the introduction of new drugs to market, provide an alternative to animal studies, and lower research costs.

Professor Ingber is also a pioneer in investigating the fundamental design principles that govern the way that molecules are structured into living cells and how these cells are in
'/>"/>

Contact: Colin Smith
cd.smith@imperial.ac.uk
44-207-594-6712
Imperial College London
Source:Eurekalert

Page: 1 2

Related biology news :

1. New book on intermediary metabolism reveals intriguing complexity
2. Illinois professor chairs committee that recommends immediate calories, protein for TBI
3. EULAR 2011 media update
4. Integrating instructional multimedia in nursery management, production courses
5. Protecting ecosystems, pollution remediation goals of research at UH
6. Media alert: ACMG 2011 Clinical Genetics Meeting -- press registration is now open
7. Media advisory -- Partnering to Fight TB: The Role of a TB Vaccine PDP
8. Petrol stations pollute their immediate surroundings
9. SRNL demonstrating low-energy remediation with patented microbes
10. Oil spill symposium to convene scientists, media, policymakers and community leaders
11. Oceanic garbage patch not nearly as big as portrayed in media
Post Your Comments:
*Name:
*Comment:
*Email:
(Date:7/21/2014)... and Dr. Mary Lou Applewhite Distinguished Professor in Department ... to an article in the scientific journal Nature ... into Primate Biology and Evolution," published on July 20. ... mobile elements that move by a sort of "copy ... important because it is the first "New World" monkey ...
(Date:7/21/2014)... La. Dr. Mark DeCoster, the James E. ... Louisiana Tech University, will present as an invited ... at the Biopolis Research and Development Center in ... faculty member in Louisiana Tech,s Institute for Micromanufacturing, ... 2D and 3D cell and tissue models." ...
(Date:7/21/2014)... see an innovation and think, "Of course! Why didn,t ... thoughts of our own invention, sparking ideas and building ... the International Space Station Program Science Office,s new 15-book ... have going on in orbit, their mental wheels may ... encourage investigators to propose new research and potentially make ...
Breaking Biology News(10 mins):LSU's Mark Batzer contributes to Nature Genetics article on marmoset genome 2Louisiana Tech University professor presents at International Bioprinting Congress 2International Space Station researcher guides aim to maximize science 2International Space Station researcher guides aim to maximize science 3International Space Station researcher guides aim to maximize science 4
... at the Southwest Foundation for Biomedical Research (SFBR) in ... levels of bad cholesterol to accumulate in the blood ... studied a strain of laboratory opossums developed at SFBR ... (LDL) cholesterol when fed a standard low-cholesterol diet, but ...
... 14, 2010: 5:00 p.m. U.S. Eastern Time) A new ... groups reveals an ominous finding: most of the world,s ... tradeare now clustered in just six percent of their ... scattered across Asia that are now the last hope ...
... published in the Sept. 15 edition of the Journal ... Edward H. Shortliffe, MD, PhD, points out that although ... role that information management and access play in healthcare ... informatics competency being developed in America,s future corps of ...
Cached Biology News:Scientists find gene for high cholesterol in blood 2Last strongholds for tigers identified in new study 2Last strongholds for tigers identified in new study 3Informatics = essential MD competency 2
(Date:7/20/2014)... nuclear fuel gets recycled, the process releases radioactive krypton ... basements with the related gas radon. A new porous ... appearing July 20 in Nature Materials shows ... but not out. , The CC3 material could ... from nuclear fuel or air in buildings and also ...
(Date:7/18/2014)... Regeneron Pharmaceuticals, Inc. (NASDAQ: REGN) today announced that ... operating results on Tuesday, August 5, 2014, before the ... conference call and simultaneous webcast at 8:30 AM Eastern ... access this call, dial (888) 660-6127 (U.S.) or (973) ... accessed from the ,Events and Presentations, page of Regeneron,s ...
(Date:7/18/2014)... is mostly neutral. That is, most of the ... number of electrons in the outer parts of atoms ... atoms. As one or more electrons are plucked ... much stronger positive pull from the nucleus. This ... ensures that those electrons are less vulnerable to the ...
(Date:7/18/2014)... 18, 2014 Global biotechnology company ... offices in Cambridge, MA, announces the launch of ... Software product that leverages the power of Next ... MiSeq sequencing platform. The assay and software have ... of Philadelphia (CHOP) and will include a new ...
Breaking Biology Technology:A noble gas cage 2A noble gas cage 3Highly charged ions 2Highly charged ions 3Highly charged ions 4Omixon Launches Holotype HLA for NGS-based HLA Genotyping 2Omixon Launches Holotype HLA for NGS-based HLA Genotyping 3
... large measure the ability to tune out negativity, author ... of southeastern Wisconsin technology professionals. , ,Kawasaki, managing partner ... "Art of the Start" and several other business books, ... of eInnovate. He poked some good-natured fun at politicians, ...
... may have an expo floor to rival any industry trade show, but ... a sale. , , The BIO Chicago show floor, the size ... globe. "I don't expect any of our end-user customers in the ... of Milwaukee-based Neurognostics said. "This is a probably a better ...
... A stem cell scientist from Harvard University dropped by Wisconsin's ... a hint of admiration, that it was abuzz with activity. ... Wisconsin exhibit than anywhere else I've been on the (exhibit) ... foot traffic at a trade show even one of ...
Cached Biology Technology:Beating back the bozos is an innovation must, says Kawasaki 2As BIO shows mass of competition, hunt for partners is on 2As BIO shows mass of competition, hunt for partners is on 3In competitive biotech world, Wisconsin can't afford to fall behind 2In competitive biotech world, Wisconsin can't afford to fall behind 3
Polyclonal antiserum raised against conjugated L-isoleucine. Available as antiserum. Amino Acid Antibodies...
Rabbit polyclonal to FOXJ2 ( Abpromise for all tested applications). entrezGeneID: 55810 SwissProtID: Q9P0K8...
Rabbit polyclonal to Oct2, prediluted ( Abpromise for all tested applications). entrezGeneID: 5452 SwissProtID: P09086...
Macrophage-stimulating protein receptor...
Biology Products: