Humans-in-a-Dish: Hope or Hype?

4:00 PM - 5:00 PM, Monday, June 3,2019 ・ 105AB, Level 100
Despite advances in many drug research paradigms - DNA sequencing, high throughput screening and CRISPR - success rates in drug development have remained largely unchanged. An estimated $2.6B and 12 years are spent bringing a drug to market, due largely to the industry’s reliance on ineffective animal models. The gap between the benchtop and bedside is wide, but Organ-on-a-Chip technology and microphysiological systems (MPS) show promise to bridge the divide. Expectations range from replacing animal testing and clinical trials in a dish to personalized medicine, but what can we realistically expect in the next 3-5 years? This panel will summarize the potential for novel alternatives to animal testing, as well as define limitations and the need to set expectations.
Speakers
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CEO
AxoSim, Inc
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CEO
TARA Biosystems
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CEO
Kiyatec, Inc
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Director, Divisions of Systems Biology
FDA
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Scientific Program Manager
NIH National Center for Advancing Translational Science