Category: Micro, Nano & Materials

Place: Congress Center Basel, Messeplatz 21, 4058 Basel

Ralf Dümpelmann

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Ralf Dümpelmann

Dr. | Manager Enabling Technologies

Tel. +41 61 295 50 20

event Micro, Nano & Materials


Microfluidics and microenvironment workshop and CSEM with their partners Toolpoint for Lab Science join forces to organize the Basel Microfluidics and Microenvironment Workshop at Basel Life. This Forum builds up from the experience of two successful years to provide critical technological insights and latest updates from the global microfluidics industry for applications in the life sciences.
The focus of this year’s forum will be on the preparation of microphysiological systems in a microenvironment for boosting the relevance of in-vitro assays towards in-vivo outcome. This includes developments related to organ or model organism on a chip, droplet microfluidics or bioprinting.
The forum brings together scientists, entrepreneurs and managers in these fields, from both industry and academia, to exchange ideas and to promote innovation applicable to bio-pharmaceutical development, in particular to antibiotics R&D.
When: 14.09.2018, 10:45 – 17:45
Where: Congress Center Basel, Messeplatz 21, 4058 Basel
Costs: Day tickets for Innovation Forum Delegates are 50 CHF or 20 CHF (students) and include access to all Innovation Forums, MipTec, European Job Fair and lunch
Registration: directly at conference website. Please klick here

Time Title | Speaker | Company
10:45 Welcome and introduction of and CSEM
Chairs: Ralf Dümpelmann (, Switzerland), Helmut Knapp (CSEM SA, Alpnach, Switzerland), Marc Creus (University of Basel, Switzerland)
10:55 The enemy within: use of a novel human bladder organoid model to probe host/pathogen interactions in chronic urinary tract infection
Jennifer Rohn, Principal Research Associate, University College London, United Kingdom & Science Communicator
11:20 Organs on Chips: Advanced human Cell models as novel Tools for Safety & Efficacy Testing and more
Adrian Roth, Head of Mechanistic Safety, F. Hoffmann-La Roche AG, Basel, Switzerland
11:45-12:15 Networking and lunch break
12:15 Novel functional analysis techniques for accurate phenotype characterization of human iPSC-derived neurons
Michele Fiscella, VP Scientific Affairs, MaxWell Biosystems AG, Basel, Switzerland)
12:35 How micro-technologies enable to capture the full potential of new micro-physiological systems – examples of technology transfer
Vincent Revol, Head Tools and Instruments for Life Sciences, CSEM AG, Alpnach, Switzerland
12:55 Automatable organoid cultures for geno-phenotypic screenings
Sylke Hoehnel, CEO, SUN bioscience SA, Lausanne, Switzerland
13:13 – 14:45 Lunch break and Industry Symposium
14:45 Multi-tissue systems in a scalable and automation-compatible format
Olivier Frey, Head of Platforms & Technologies, Insphero AG, Schlieren, Switzerland
15:05 Towards more relevant in-vitro models: A breathing lung-on-chip
Nina Hobi, CSO, AlveoliX AG, Bern, Switzerland
15:25 Engineering complex bioarchitectures to biomimic nature: A step closer to the development of artificial organs
Marc Thurner, CEO, RegenHu Ltd, Villaz-St.Pierre, Switzerland
15:45 – 16:15 Networking break
16:15 Understanding the unique cellular microenvironment: How emerging technologies are enabling a new approach to research and medicine
Mark Gilligan, CEO, Blacktrace/Dolomite, Royston, United Kingdom
16:45 – 17:45 Panel discussion


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