The opportunities for sensors in physiologically relevant organ on a chip devices – Malcolm Wilkinson, Kirkstall Ltd

May 20, 2019 @ 1:30 pm – 2:30 pm
Lecture Theatre 1
Department of Chemical Engineering & Biotechnology, Philippa Fawcett Drive
Cambridge CB3 0AS
Karen Scrivener

Organ on a chip technology is creating a lot of interest in the academic and industrial community – but what actually is an ‘organ on a chip’?

There are few standards and a divergence of opinions about what is the most important factor to ensure that the technology actually moves from lab curiosity to mainstream application. This presentation aims to explain the origins of the technology and clarify the requirements of several of the leading applications.

Many applications need long term cell culture rather than a quick go/no go toxicity assay. Live cell monitoring provides many opportunities for novel biosensors and imaging technologies.

The presentation will close with a review on the status of several leading commercial approaches to organ on a chip.