Stem Cell Reports 'home' journal for EUROoCS
The International Society for Stem Cell Research (ISSCR) and the European Organ-on-Chip Society (EUROoCS) announced Stem Cell Reports, the ISSCR's online, open-access, peer-reviewed journal, will serve as the "home" journal for EUROoCS member publications that focus on the use and application of stem cells. This alliance will help bridge the bioengineering and stem cell communities to enhance the development of technologies, the sharing and application of discovery and ultimately lead to a better understanding of human health and the treatment of disease.
"Stem Cell Reports is excited to partner with EUROoCS to provide a first-class venue for outstanding studies that use stem cells or their derivatives in Organ-on-Chip and microphysiological systems. This is an exciting emerging area of interdisciplinary research that is building the next generation of powerful stem cell modeling tools for the study of human development, physiology and disease," says Martin Pera, Editor-in-Chief, Stem Cell Reports.
"EUROoCS is delighted to have Stem Cell Reports as 'home' for papers from its members using Organ-on-Chip and Microphysiological systems to create more predictive models of human tissue-based on stem cells. These bioengineered models capture organ physiology beyond the state-of-the-art by mimicking complex multi-cell type structures in a microphysiological environment that includes vascular-like perfusion and tissue biomechanics. Partnering with the ISSCR's premier stem cell journal Stem Cell Reports will provide new perspectives for both EUROoCs and ISSCR members as well as a broader readership to advance understanding of human health and disease," according to the EUROoCS Board.