In an inspiring environment researchers and companies in this sector pitched their problems and possible solutions, looking for partners and potential collaborations.
Although nanoparticles are already being used in biosensors and enable novel treatments like brachytherapy and hyperthermia, they haven’t yet been used to their full potential. To pitch the possibilities of nanoparticles combined with organs-on-a-chip, Martijn and Amanda were present on behalf of VSPARTICLE at the event.
Since the controlled use of nanoparticles in the human body is relatively new, organs-on-a-chip can be a quick and safe tool to study all the aspects of nanomedicine.
Organs-on-a-chip provide a very good platform to test new treatments without the need to involve animal studies, as they have a very close in vitro resemblance to the human body. This accelerates research by being able to experiment directly on human tissue in a monitored environment.
At the event we have seen that the field of organs-on-a-chip is rapidly evolving, with a large number of interesting high tech developments, both in research institutes and in companies.
With VSPARTICLE we would like to join and support this movement and are open to all ideas to collaborate.