21.05.2015 - InSphero User Group Meeting, Zurich, Switzerland

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2015 InSphero User Group Meeting, Zurich

Join us Thursday, May 21 for a day of informative 3D cell culture presentations at InSphero's 5th annual Zurich User Group Meeting, being held at the Technopark Zurich. We have prepared an exciting full-day agenda that brings together international experts in toxicology and efficacy testing using 3D in vitro systems. Secure your seat at this great educational and networking opportunity – you won't want to miss it!

  • Full-day agenda covering Toxicology and Oncology applications
  • Live demo of GravityPLUSTM and the new GravityTRAPTM cell culture platforms
  • Networking lunch and post-event reception included
  • Great guest-speakers from Sanofi-Aventis, Helmholz-Institute Munich, ETH Zurich and many more

Location: Technopark Zurich, Technoparkstrasse 1, 8005 Zurich, Switzerland

Date and Time: Thursday, May 21, 2015, 08:30 - 17:30


 08:30 - 09:00       Welcome Reception and Introduction by Dr. Jan Lichtenberg, CEO InSphero AG, Switzerland

09:00 – 09:30      3D InSightTM Liver Microtissues by Dr. Simon Messner, InSphero AG, Switzerland

09:30 – 10:00      3D InSightTM Services Overview by Dr. Johannes Haugstetter, InSphero AG, Switzerland

10:00 – 10:30      Testing Biologicals Using 3D Microtissue Models by Dr. Jens Kelm, InSphero AG, Switzerland

10:30 – 11:00      Coffee Break incl. Live Demonstration

11:00 – 11:30      Compound Classification Strategies Using Homo- and Heterotypic Tumor Microtissues by Zoe Weydert, 
                               Master of Science at Zurich University of Applied Sciences (ZHAW)

11:30 – 12:00      Cell-Based Assays for more than Monolayers by Dr. Reka Nagy, Promega AG, Switzerland

12:00 – 13:00      Networking Lunch

13:00 – 13:30      Global Proteonic Profiling of 3D Human Liver Microtissuesby Dr. Claudia Escher, 
                                Biognosys AG, Switzerland

13:30 – 14:00      Imaging Bile Canaliculi in 3D InSightTM Human Liver Microtissues Using the Opera PhenixTM High 
                               Content Screening System by Dr. James Hutt, PerkinElmer, United Kingdom

14:00 – 14:30      Our Body on a Chip byDr Olivier Frey, ETH Zurich, Switzerland

14:30 – 15:00      Coffee Break incl. Live Demonstration

15:00 – 15:30      Pancreatic Microislet Model for Glucose- Stimulated Insulin Secretion Assay  
by Dr. Kristin Breitschopf, Sanofi-AventisDeutschland GmbH

15:30 – 16:00      3D Microtissues Are Relevant Models to Investigate Target Genes and Therapeutic Approaches for Breast 
                               Cancer by Dr. Nataša Anastasov, Helmholz Center Munich, Germany 

16:00 – 17:30      Wrap Up & Networking Reception by Dr. Jan Lichtenberg, CEO InSphero AG, Switzerland

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