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Record History
Added on January 26, 2018 at 10:57 AM by Brown, Deborah
Modified on December 12, 2018 at 8:45 AM by Brown, Deborah
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Meeting Details

Start Date / Time December 12, 2018 at 9:00 AM
End Date / Time December 12, 2018 at 9:55 AM
Duration 55 minutes
Location 206 Preston Research Building
Presenter Name Matthew Ishahak (Univ of Miami)
Presentation Title "Engineering Microphysiological Systems: A Robust Platform for Islet Research"
Status This meeting has already occurred

Meeting Agenda/Notes

Microphysiological systems, also known as organs-on-chips, have emerged as a novel in vitro technology to model tissue level physiology and response to therapeutics. These devices utilize microfabrication and microfluidic technologies to recapitulate the human in vivo microenvironment. While many different devices have been developed to model various organs, there are still challenges in developing an optimal platform for pancreatic islets. Here, we present a robust platform that enables a variety of novel studies to explore the function of beta cells and the pathophysiology of diabetes.