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Interdisciplinary training network for advancing Organ-on-a-chip technology in Europe

Objective

EUROoC will create a trans-European network of industrially oriented specialists fully trained in development and application of the emerging Organ-on-a-chip (OoC) technology. OoC technology is advancing at breath taking pace due to its potential impact in drug development and personalised treatments of disease. New researchers entering this field must be equipped with a multidisciplinary background ranging from biology to microfluidic chip engineering. EUROoC will offer the first complete and coherent European training program on OoC by gathering multidisciplinary participants (biologists, physicists, chemists, engineers) in a multi-sectoral network composed of 4 companies (3 SMEs), 2 regulation entities and 10 academic institutions. EUROoC will qualify the next generation of interdisciplinary scientists for all aspects of OoC development and utilisation, including understanding of commercialisation pathways and regulatory aspects. EUROoC furthermore comprises a collection of innovative research projects addressing the development of advanced OoC systems with higher physiological significance going beyond current in vitro testing. The EUROoC project will create advanced OoCs, which closely recapitulate properties of the respective organ tissues in vivo regarding cell types, microenvironment, organ-specific tissue structure and function as well as concepts for the interconnection of individual OoCs. The various OoC models to be developed comprise heart-on-a-chip, bone-on-a-chip, retina-on-a-chip, lung-on-a-chip, adipose- on-a-chip, gut-on-a-chip to liver-on-a-chip. The OoC systems will be able to monitor and analyse tissue functionality and response in situ by integrating various novel sensing elements. The OoCs developed will be pre-validated with the regulatory partners through in vitro-in vivo correlations. The research and training program planned will increase European competitiveness sustainably in this emerging key technology.

Call for proposal

H2020-MSCA-ITN-2018
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Funding Scheme

MSCA-ITN-ETN - European Training Networks

Coordinator

FRAUNHOFER GESELLSCHAFT ZUR FOERDERUNG DER ANGEWANDTEN FORSCHUNG E.V.
Address
Hansastrasse 27C
80686 Munchen
Germany
Activity type
Research Organisations
EU contribution
€ 505 576,80

Participants (10)

Universitätsklinikum Jena
Germany
EU contribution
€ 505 576,80
Address
Bachstraße 18
07743 Jena
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
TECHNISCHE UNIVERSITAET GRAZ
Austria
EU contribution
€ 528 414,48
Address
Rechbauerstrasse 12
8010 Graz
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
UNIVERSITAET BERN
Switzerland
EU contribution
€ 281 276,64
Address
Hochschulstrasse 6
3012 Bern
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
UPPSALA UNIVERSITET
Sweden
EU contribution
€ 281 982,96
Address
Von Kraemers Alle 4
751 05 Uppsala
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
UNIVERSITEIT TWENTE
Netherlands
EU contribution
€ 265 619,88
Address
Drienerlolaan 5
7522 NB Enschede
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
ACADEMISCH ZIEKENHUIS LEIDEN
Netherlands
EU contribution
€ 531 239,76
Address
Albinusdreef 2
2333 ZA Leiden
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
UNIVERSITE DU LUXEMBOURG
Luxembourg
EU contribution
€ 256 320
Address
2 Avenue De L'universite
4365 Esch-sur-alzette
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
ECOLE POLYTECHNIQUE FEDERALE DE LAUSANNE
Switzerland
EU contribution
€ 281 276,64
Address
Batiment Ce 3316 Station 1
1015 Lausanne
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
BUNDESINSTITUT FUER RISIKOBEWERTUNG
Germany
EU contribution
€ 252 788,40
Address
Max Dohrn Strasse 8-10
10589 Berlin
Activity type
Research Organisations
MILTENYI BIOTEC GMBH

Participation ended

Germany
EU contribution
€ 252 788,40
Address
Friedrich Ebert Strasse 68
51429 Bergish Gladbach
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)

Partners (10)

EBERHARD KARLS UNIVERSITAET TUEBINGEN
Germany
Address
Geschwister-scholl-platz
72074 Tuebingen
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
ASTRAZENECA UK LIMITED
United Kingdom
Address
1 Francis Crick Avenue Cambridge Biomedical Campus
CB2 0AA Cambridge
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
UNIVERSITAT BASEL
Switzerland
Address
Petersplatz 1
4051 Basel
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
BUNDESINSTITUT FUR ARZNEIMITTEL UND MEDIZINPRODUKTE
Germany
Address
Kurt Georg Kiesinger Allee 3
53175 Bonn
Activity type
Public bodies (excluding Research Organisations and Secondary or Higher Education Establishments)
STICHTING INSTITUTE FOR HUMAN ORGAN AND DISEASE MODEL TECHNOLOGIES
Netherlands
Address
Aanschot 85
5629 GZ Eindhoven
Activity type
Research Organisations
BOEHRINGER INGELHEIM PHARMA GMBH &CO KG
Germany
Address
Binger Strasse 173
55218 Ingelheim
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
TRANSGENE SA
France
Address
Boulevard Gonthier D Andernach Parc D Innovation
67400 Illkirch-graffenstaden
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
UPM-KYMMENE OYJ
Finland
Address
Alvar Aallon Katu 1
00100 Helsinki
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
RIJKSINSTITUUT VOOR VOLKSGEZONDHEID EN MILIEU
Netherlands
Address
Antonie Van Leeuwenhoeklaan 9
3721 MA Bilthoven
Activity type
Research Organisations
PYRO SCIENCE GMBH
Germany
Address
Hubertusstrasse 35
52064 Aachen
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)