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Building Benchtop Human Models

The current push to make microphysiological systems was inspired, in part, by a Department of Defense (DOD)-sponsored National Academy of Sciences panel on model systems for evaluating countermeasures against biological or chemical weapons in 2011, says Thomas Hartung, director of the Center for Alternatives to Animal Testing at The Johns Hopkins University in Baltimore. The National Academy of Sciences panel’s charge: how to test treatments for toxins or pathogens, without any human victims to study or enroll in clinical trials? Their consensus was that neither animals nor computer or cell-culture models could do the job. Something new was needed.

Full story at the Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences website.

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Building a Better Epithelium: New Frontiers in 3D Conference
April 25, 2019
Cambridge, MA

CellTox 2019
May 7, 2019
Milano, Italy

Biosystems Engineering: Bioreactors and Cell Factories
May 12-17, 2019
Braunweld, Switzerland

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May 23-24, 2019
Neuchatel, Switzerland

6th Symposium on Social Housing of Laboratory Animals
June 3-4, 2019
Beltsville, Maryland

Society for In Vitro Biology Annual Meeting
June 8-12, 2019
Tampa, Florida

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June 17, 2019
Berlin, Germany

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PBPK Modeling and Quantitative In Vitro-In Vivo Extrapolation
October 3-4, 2019
Wageningen, Netherlands

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Novel In Silico Models for Assessment of Cosmetics
October 17-18, 2019
Milan, Italy

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In Vitro Lung Models
November 14-15, 2019
Geneva, Switzerland

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Konstanz, Germany

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