EUROoCS2024 Early bird registration deadline extended to May 1st!

The EUROoCS Annual Conference organizers have announced an extension of the Early Bird Registration deadline until May 1st. This provides prospective attendees with additional time to secure their participation in the prestigious event. Scheduled to take place in Milano, Italy, from July 3rd to July 5th, 2024, the conference offers a platform for industry leaders and peers to engage in critical discussions shaping the future of the industry.

For detailed information and registration, interested individuals are encouraged to visit the annual meeting website.

The conference promises a rich agenda featuring insightful presentations, networking opportunities, and discussions on cutting-edge developments. Prospective attendees are urged to act promptly and register before May 1st to take advantage of the extended early bird registration period.

EUROoCS Announces Upcoming Digital Lectures on Cutting-Edge Organ-on-Chip Research

The European Organ-on-Chip Society (EUROoCS) is set to host a series of digital lectures on April 23rd, from 17:00 to 18:00 CET, featuring prominent researchers in the field of organ-on-chip (OoC) technologies.

Cecilia Palma, from Politecnico di Milano, will lead a session titled “A Compartmentalized Joint-on-Chip Model to Unravel the Contribution of Cartilage and Synovium to Osteoarthritis Pathogenesis.” Palma is renowned for her work in developing OoC platforms to model articular joints. Her research focuses on joint-related pathologies, including osteoarthritis and rheumatoid arthritis, with the goal of uncovering unknown disease mechanisms.

Joining her is Dr. ir. José Manuel Rivera Arbelaéz, a postdoctoral researcher at the University of Twente’s Faculty of Electrical Engineering, Mathematics and Computer Science (EEMCS). Dr. Rivera Arbelaéz is part of the BIOS Lab on a chip group and Applied Stem Cell Technologies (AST), contributing to the Netherlands Organ-on-Chip Initiative (NOCI). His lecture, “Versatile and Modular Approach for Engineering and Analyzing Three-Dimensional Cardiac Tissues Using Human Pluripotent Stem Cells (hPSC),” will delve into his research on developing Heart-on-Chip models for drug discovery and disease modeling.

Lastly, Alessandra Grillo, a recent PhD graduate from the Centre for 3D Models of Health and Disease at UCL, will present her work on “Modelling the Distal Nephron with Organ-on-Chip for the Study of Renal Electrolyte Disorders.” Alessandra’s research now focuses on the renal reabsorption of inorganic nitrate and its impact on blood pressure, as well as the development of an in vitro model of the collecting duct using OoC systems.

These lectures are part of EUROoCS’s commitment to advancing the field of OoC and fostering collaboration among researchers. The sessions promise to provide valuable insights into the latest developments and applications of OoC technologies in disease modeling and drug discovery.

Please sign up to attend the lecture here.

Digital lectures: Gianni Ciofani (28 March 2024)

Join us for the upcoming EUROoCS digital meeting on March 28th, where we will delve into the fascinating realm of biomimetic barriers-on-a-chip for modeling the brain cancer microenvironment. Our esteemed speaker, Dr. Gianni Ciofani, will guide us through this innovative approach, shedding light on its potential applications and implications.

Speaker: Gianni Ciofani, Ph.D.
Subject: Biomimetic barriers-on-a-chip for the modeling of the brain cancer microenvironment
Date: March 28th
Time: 17:00-18:00 CET

Gianni Ciofani, Ph.D., is Research Director at the Italian Institute of Technology, where he is Principal Investigator of the Smart Bio-Interfaces Research Line and Coordinator of the Center for Materials Interfaces (Pontedera, Italy). His main research interests concern smart nanomaterials for nanomedicine, complex in vitro models, and nanomedicine in altered gravity conditions. He author of about 180 papers on international journals, and coordinator or unit leader of several projects: in particular, he was awarded a European Research Council (ERC) Starting Grant and three ERC Proof-of-Concept Grant in 2016, 2018, 2022, and 2023, respectively. Thanks to grants from the Italian Space Agency and the European Space Agency, he had the opportunity to carry out experiments onboard the International Space Station in 2017, 2019, 2022, and 2024.

Registration: please register for the digital meeting using this link or use the QR code in the picture.

We look forward to your participation in the lecture series and the insightful discussions it promises to generate!

MPS World Summit 2023 abstract submission extended

The 2nd MPS world summit 2023 in Berlin is less than 6 months away.

The organizers are happy to announce that deadline for abstract submission is extended! Submit your abstract by February 15th 2023!

Early bird registration is open until March 31st. EUROoCS members get a discount during the early bird registration.

Programme: Check the program, keynote speakers, venue and social events:

Abstract submission:

Registration: here

Hotel: There is a limited number of rooms at the conference hotel reserved. Book here.

EUROoCS Conference 2022 update

Due to the overwhelming number of EUROoCS 2022 participants (close to 500 instead of 250 expected), due to the logistical difficulty to move these people by cable car, due to the limited capacity of La Bastille, due to the resumption of the Covid pandemic (preference for an open space), we had to modify the location of our gala dinner, but we kept the jazz band and our surprise!
The social evening with the gala dinner (dress code: casual) will now take place at the famous Olympic Stadium in Grenoble, surrounded by the mountains, which is a fabulous place to renew or start national or international friendships and has plenty room for all participants. More information will follow during the conference.

EUROoCS Conference 2022 update

The Scientific Program Committee has developed an exciting program for the EUROoCS 2022 conference. From the 218 submitted abstracts 56 oral presentations have been selected and 162 posters will be presented. Six keynote lectures, two Special Sessions, a Special Poster Corner and a Prize Ceremony complete the program. 

Last date to register for the conference is June 25th, because of the overwhelming number of conference participants the gala dinner is fully booked.

Reasons to attend EUROoCS 2022:

  • Share your research results during the oral or poster sessions
  • Learn about the latest developments in the Organ-on-Chip field
  • Meet the keynote speakers and other expert researchers
  • Join the Special Sessions of the EUROoCS Regulatory and Industrial Advisory Boards: ‘Standardization and Qualification’ and ‘Company Challenges
  • Connect with the National Organ-on-Chip Communities in the Special Poster Corner
  • Benefit from ample networking / collaboration opportunities during the coffee breaks, lunches and social event at La Bastille

Be a Winner:    

  • Three Best Oral Presentation Awards
  • Six Best Poster Presentation Awards
  • Two Travel Awards for EUROoCS 2023
  • Ten Next Generation Travel Awards for EUROoCS 2022

Read more on the annual meeting page

International MicroNanoConference 2021 Cancelled



The MinacNed board has unfortunately had to decide to cancel the iMNC21 conference this year.
More information see here.

MinacNed organizes the 17th edition of the international MicroNanoConference. After a year and a half of mostly online webinars and meetings, we look forward to a live conference with you as our guest in Utrecht. The conference will take place on December 2 and 3, 2021 at the Jaarbeurs in Utrecht. A central location where science and industry will meet.

The program for iMNC21 is focussed around the main theme: From science to market – scale-up in nanotech
The program includes sessions about:

Nano4Health both therapeutics and diagnostics
Nano4AgriFood on sensors and microfluidics
Organizational and technical challenges of scale-ups
Life after Phd

Next to these program themes, the organization works in close collaboration with the German IVAM Microtechnology Network, and Dutch organizations PhotonicsNL and TI Coast for crossover sessions that will make the networking and exchange of ideas more interesting to all attendees.

Networking opportunities
The Program Committee is proud to announce speakers in the lecture program from amongst others Bronkhorst, Demcon, Joanneum Institute, Fraunhofer EMFT, LUMC, TU Eindhoven, Surfix, IamFluidics, Maser and TU Delft. In addition to the lecture program, the conference offers networking opportunities on the exhibitor floor, where companies and organizations  will present themselves in a pitch session as part of the main program.

Abstract submission, (early-bird)registration and Programme
See the conference website