hDMT workshop @ the international MicroNanoConference 2019

Thursday, 30 January

"Where industry meets science, where problems can find solutions and where trends, challenges and new technologies are highlighted"

This year, the iMNC conference was held on 10 and 11 December 2019 in the impressive Supernova complex in Utrecht, providing a futuristic location for discussing the latest trends in Micro and Nanotechnologies. Many participants from the Netherlands but also from abroad were present to provide updates in the fields of Health and Life sciences, Agro and Food, Sustainability and Energy, Manufacturing and Engineering. In addition to academics, many companies were present to provide and discuss solutions and opportunities for solving new and unmet (academic) challenges.

Specific focus was laid on Organ-on-chip development. In addition to the keynote lecture by James Hickman from University of California in Orlando (Organ-on-Chip for preclinical drug discovery and toxicity), there were two sessions on Organ-on-Chip with international speakers, including Thomas Winkler from KTH in Sweden (Barrier-on-Chip), and Jan Lichtenberg from InSphero, Switzerland (pancreas and liver models).

hDMT workshop

The Organ-on-Chip workshop on "challenges of the European roadmap with a focus on qualification and standardization" in the speakers dome was well-visited and resulted in animated discussions. In the hDMT stand, the brochures of the ORCHID project and information about EUROoCS were available. The iMNC19 was a great opportunity for networking and exchanging knowledge and expertise between the worlds of academia and industry in an inspiring environment.

Berend van Meer, Massimo Mastrangeli, Janny van den Eijnden-van Raaij and Mart Graef in the hDMT stand.
(Photo by Astrid van de Graaf)

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