Organ-on-a-Chip Technologies Network

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Queen Mary ran the UK Organ-on-a-Chip Technologies Network providing access to pump priming funding, training activities, research meetings and collaboration opportunities. The Network was funded by a grant from the MRC, EPSRC and BBSRC via the Technologies Touching Life scheme and attracted over 1,000 members from academia, industry, the regulatory bodies and other interested third parties. 

The aims of the Organ-on-a-Chip Technologies Network were to:

  1. Develop a vibrant multidisciplinary research community, bringing focus to the varied Organ-on-a-Chip and In Vitro model research activity in the UK;
  2. Facilitate inter-disciplinary and inter-sectoral research collaborations, to develop the next generation of organ-on-a-chip research solutions;
  3. To train, support and inspire the next generation of outstanding leaders in organ-on-a-chip research.
Hazel Screen

The UK Organ-on-a-Chip Technologies Network was led by Prof Hazel Screen, also the co-Director of the Queen Mary Centre for Predictive in vitro Models.

To find out more about the network and the achievements during the three year funding period please visit: