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Workshop on Standards for Microphysiological Systems/Organ-Tissue on a Chip 2023

The Organ/Tissue on a Chip Engineering Standards Working Group will hold their first In-Person Workshop on April 27 & 28, 2023. The 2-day event will be held at the Michigan State University Campus in East Lansing, MI. We encourage all stakeholders from industry, academia and the government to participate in this event to help define the needs for the development of standards in Microphysiological Systems (MPS). The workshop will include presentations, a panel discussion and breakout sessions. We will have contributions from:

  1. Mike Shuler, Cornell University/Hesperos, Inc.
  2. Monica Piergiovanni, European Commission
  3. Lorna Ewart, Emulate
  4. Kapil Pant, Synvivo
  5. Carolina Lucchesi, ATCC
  6. Scott Dulchavsky, Henry Ford Hospital
  7. Rick Neubig, Michigan State University
  8. Megan LaFollette, The North American 3Rs Collaborative
  9. Itzy Morales Pantoja, Center for Alternatives to Animal Testing (CAAT) – Johns
    Hopkins University
  10. Kyung Sung, FDA
  11. Passley Hargrove, NCATS/NIH

This will be a unique and exciting opportunity for stakeholders to join in the discussion of future developments of guidelines and standards in MPS.

Workshop Co-Chairs:
Darwin R. Reyes, NIST
Nureddin Ashammakhi, Michigan State University

For more information, please send us an email to: MPS.Standards [at] (MPS[dot]Standards[at]nist[dot]gov).

Photos of the Workshop

Workshop on Standards for Microphysiological Systems

Thursday April 27, 2023
8:30 am–9:10 am I. Welcome
Working Group Coordinators and MSU representatives
Christopher H. Contag
Director, IQ, MSU
9:10 am -9:30 am II. Introduction of the purpose of the working group and summary on
the work done
Darwin Reyes, Project Leader and Working Group Co-chair, NIST
Nureddin Ashammakhi, Working Group Co-chair, MSU
III. Stakeholders Talks
9:30 am – 10:30 am Keynote Speaker
Michael Shuler
Professor, Cornell University/President, Hesperos, Inc.
10:30 am – 10:45 am Coffee Break
10:45 am – 11:30 am Lorna Ewart
CSO, Emulate
11:30 am – 12:15 pm Carolina Lucchesi
Principal Scientist, American Type Culture Collection (ATCC)
12:15 pm – 1:30 pm Lunch and Networking
1:30 pm – 2:15 pm

Kapil Pant
CEO, SynVivo

IV. Translational Opportunities

2:15 pm – 3:00 pm Scott Dulchavsky
Chair of Surgery, Henry Ford Hospital, Detroit
3:00 pm – 3:15 pm Coffee Break
3:15 pm – 4:00 pm Rick Neubig, Michigan State University
4:00 pm – 5:30 pm V. Tour – IQ Facilities at MSU
6:00 pm Dinner
Friday April 28, 2023
8:25 am – 8:30 am VI. Announcements
Co-chairs of the working group

VII. Talks from Standard Development Organizations and
Government Funding and Regulatory Agencies (20 – 25 minutes each
and 5-10 minutes for questions):
8:30 am – 9:15 am Monica Piergiovanni
Technical Officer, Directorate General Joint Research Centre,
European Commission
9:15 am -9:45 am Megan LaFollette
Project Director, The North American 3Rs Collaborative
9:45 am – 10:15 am Itzy Morales Pantoja
Researcher, Center for Alternatives to Animal Testing (CAAT) – Johns
Hopkins University
10:15 am – 10:30 am Coffee Break
10:30 am – 11:00 am Kyung Sung
Principal Investigator, US FDA
11:00 am – 11:30 am Passley Hargrove
Program Officer, NIH Tissue Chip Program, NCATS/NIH
11:30 am – 12:30 pm Lunch
12:30 pm – 2:00 pm VIII. Panel Discussion – FDA, Industry, Academics - Industry spin offs
2:00 pm – 4:00 pm IX. Breakout sessions – Three sessions, one per organ model, i.e.,
Heart, Kidney and Liver
4:00 pm – 4:30 pm X. Summary of discussions in Breakout sessions
4:30 pm XI. Adjourn
Created March 10, 2023, Updated May 2, 2023