Chips in Space: Webinar September 6

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Chips in Space: Webinar September 6

Catherine Sprankle, NICEATM

The National Center for Advancing Translational Sciences (NCATS) and the Center for the Advancement of Science in Space are promoting a new program for research on the International Space Station United States National Laboratory (ISS-NL): we’re sending tissue chips to space! This program will leverage recent advances in tissue engineering and microfabrication to create microphysiological systems and organ-on-chip technology platforms to better understand the molecular and cellular basis of human disease in microgravity. Translation of this research to the ISS-NL promises to accelerate the discovery of molecular mechanisms that underlie a range of common human disorders and advance understanding of therapeutic targets and treatments in a reduced fluid shear, microgravity environment that recapitulates cellular and tissue matrices of Earth.

An informational webinar will be held September 6 to provide interested investigators an opportunity to learn more about the Chips in Space initiative. Presenters will include investigators experienced in developing spaceflight experiments for the ISS-NL.
Register for the webinar
Read more information about the Chips in Space initiative

NCATS has published a notice of intent to publish a funding opportunity for this initiative. Grant applications are not currently being solicited, but interested investigators are encouraged to begin developing meaningful collaborations and responsive projects.

Catherine Sprankle
Catherine Sprankle
Communications Specialist for NICEATM