Information Day on Biology-inspired Microphysiological Systems (MPS) to advance Medicines for Patients Benefit

Time: 17 June 2019, from 9:00 am to 3:30 pm

Venue: Centre for Entrepreneurship, EINS (Co-Working Space)

              Technische Universität Berlin

              Ernst-Reuter-Platz 1, 10587 Berlin

Registration: to register, please contact

The Information day on “Biology-inspired Microphysiological Systems (MPS) to advance Medicines for Patients Benefit” hosted key international experts from academia, regulatory agencies, and industry.

Microfluidic microphysiological systems (also referred to as tissues-on-a-chip, organ-on-a-chip, multi-organ-chip, human-on-a-chip, body-on-a-chip or patient-on-a-chip tools) are considered an enabling technology for the development of approaches to reliably predict the safety and efficacy of novel drug candidates prior to their use in humans. A transatlantic toxicology think tank involving academia, industries and regulatory bodies from all over the world reviewed the status quo of MPS in June 2015 in Berlin (Marx et al 2016, ALTEX 33, 272-321).  Now, four years later stakeholders met again in Berlin to update the review and to state the roadmap towards the reduction and replacement of animals by MPS tools for the benefit of patients more precisely.

The information day made a snapshot of the important aspects of this upcoming think tank available to the public.

The event was free of charge for any interested audience. Due to space limitation, only registered participants were allowed to attend the information day.