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“2020health is an important and thoughtful contributor to the health debate”

Dr Sarah Wollaston MP, Chairman, Health Select Committee

 
 

Health Tech & You: Your Lung on a Microchip

Jan 21. till Jan 21.

Invitation Only

As part of the ‘Health Tech & You’ Awards initiative, the Design Museum will be hosting an exciting talk on ‘Human-Organ Chips.’ The evening’s guest speaker will be Dr Donald Ingber of the Harvard Wyss Institute for Biologically Inspired Engineering, who is pioneering this technology in the US. He will be joined by Design Museum Director Deyan Sudjic and author Professor Jeremy Myerson to talk about the implications that this dynamic new technology will have on healthcare.

Developed by Donald Ingber and Dan Dongeun Huh from Harvard University's Wyss Institute, The Organs-on-Chips are microdevices lined with living human cells that mimic the complex tissue structures, functions and mechanical motions of whole organs, promising to advance personalised medicine, accelerate drug discovery and decrease development costs.

This event is part of AXA PPP Health Tech & You. Founded by three leaders in their fields, AXA PPP healthcare, Design Museum and 2020health, Health Tech & You aims to recognise, celebrate and showcase the best in personal health technology innovations and present them in an engaging and accessible way to give the public an insight into this rapidly evolving field.

18:30 Welcome reception and private view of Designs of the Year
19:15 Talk
20:15 Networking reception
21:00 Carriages

Date
January 21, 20162016-01-21T06:30:48 - January 21, 2016 2016-01-21T09:00:03
Time
6:30 PM 2016-01-21T06:30:48 - 9:00 PM 2016-01-21T09:00:03
Location
Design Museum
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