This week we are travelling to Paris to attend the kick off of a challenging European project called “Heart On chip based on induced pluripotent Stem cell Technology for personalized Medicine”.
The main goal of this project is to create a heart on a chip model by using microfluidics and developing a platform for cardiomyocytes-iPSCs. These human-induced pluripotent stem cells are very useful in OoC devices because they are derived in a patient-matched manner making them a great element for personalized medicine.

The consortium consists on seven companies and institutions from Europe and United States with the leadership of Biosense Institute in Serbia. Apart from them there are two French biotech enterprises, Cherry Biotech and Elvesys SAS, and 3 important Universities: Rutgers New Jersey (United States), Jagiellonski (Poland) and Zaragoza, where the group that made Beonchip possible will be also involved. It´s a great opportunity to network between us because the project includes some visits to the other participants to share our knowledge in some technical and entrepreneurial topics, so in the next years a member of our team will spend some months around the world trying to learn as much as possible from some of these great professionals.

Right now we are involved in two European projects, Heart on Chip and Bone on Chip (with two leading Dutch institutions), where we will help to create these new “organ on chips” that would lead us to a fastest and cheapest way to develop drugs.

Goodbye Flat Biology – Welcome Organ on a Chip

This editorial of Nature could perfectly be the kick off of the Organ on a Chip technology. This new market is still in definition and we don’t even have clear the precise definition of Organ on a Chip. In Europe, the consortium Orchid is planning to write a “white...

Boston calling!

Next month we are travelling three weeks to Boston thanks to the Richi Entrepeneurs. This program helps companies around the world to land in USA through Massachussets, one of the most interesting areas of the country, especially for biotech companies. Richi...

Simulating a gut on a chip

Organ on a Chip models try to reproduce some applications of a human organ in a lab. One of the most interesting activities for the food industry would be the simulation of the absortion of the intestine (Gut on a Chip). The development of this approach would change...

Bone on a chip meeting in Zaragoza

Last week we had the visit of our Dutch colleagues of ACTA and Ocello, partners in one of the Euopean projects that we are involved about Bone on a Chip. During two days we explained our developments of the last 6 months and discuss about possible improvements in the...

Organ on Chip Development: Orchid

The website of Orchid has been inaugurated this month. We are glad to help in the communication of this project that plans to disseminate the Organ on Chip technology to scientists, industry and society in general. We would like to congratulate the University of...