as replacements for animal testing
Lydmor & Bon Homme
No more mice and no more human testing subjects! How great could life be?
But, can Organs-on-a-Chip actually replace human organs? And what human organ functions can Organs-on-Chips be used to model? Plus, how effective are organs-on-chips at modeling human diseases and drug responses? Further, why is there a need to replace animal testing for drug development, should we care about mice? Can Organs-on-Chips be used for specific people, as in the making of personalised medicine?
Organs-on-Chips are micro devices made out of living human cells and created with computer chip manufacturing techniques. Their applications are immense: they can be used for drug development, to investigate how organs work as well as to make personalised medicine. Donald Ingber, world leading biology engineer from the Wyss Institute for Biologically Inspired Engineering at Harvard will explain the recent advances in the engineering of multiple organ chips, including lung, intestine, kidney, and blood-brain barrier chips, as well as how they have been used to develop human disease models, co-culture living microbiome, and discover new therapeutics.
Donald Ingber will also discuss recent efforts in joining all of these organ chips and forming a complete ‘human-body-on-chips’, therefore creating an instrument that can be used to study cellular responses to pharmaceuticals, chemicals and toxins.
Afterwards, a brand new cocktail menu, specially crafted for the start of the season will be available at the bar. And while you sip these eye-opening chilled drinks and think about your liver and lungs on a smooth and nice electronic chip, Lydmor & Bon Homme join forces in a new project that combines the best of their qualities as artists in a toxic cocktail of pulsating beats, catchy synth-stanzas and potent songs. It will be a unique evening where we will play acoustic versions from ‘The Red Acoustic STC Session’ for the first and perhaps the last time. We will stretch out and let our acoustic and electronic worlds meet. See review in Gaffa.
Entrance to the event is free. No registration is necessary. Doors open at 19:00.