Apr 1 First Friday Bioscience: Imitating Human Life to Improve It Organs-on-Chip…

Full Title: Imitating Human Life to Improve It
Organs-on-Chips – Eliminating the need for animal testing models with more accurate results

Speakers: Remi Villenave, Principal Investigator- R&D Lead, Emulate Bio

Gregory Williams, Vice President and General Counsel, Emulate Bio

Host: Northeast Scientific Associates Inc. (NESA)

Description

Based on its Organs-on-Chips technology, Emulate has created a new living system that emulates human biology – for understanding how different diseases, medicines, chemicals and food may affect human health.

Emulate is able to control critical aspects of the living cellular microenvironment within the Organs-on-Chips, designed to fully recreate the complex, dynamic state in which living cells function within a real human organ. This unique design approach enables Emulate to accurately recreate and modulate human biology and disease states to gain a better understanding of human biology for the development of improved therapeutics, personalized health, and subsequent reduction of the need for animal testing.

Location

Office of McLane Middleton
300 TradeCenter, 7th Floor
Woburn MA USA

Date and Time

Begins: 04/01/2016 12:30 PM
Ends: 04/01/2016 02:00 PM

Speaker: Remi Villenave

Remi Villenave, Principal Investigator- R&D Lead, Emulate

Remi Villenave started his academic training at Queen’s University Belfast and dedicated his PhD to the development of a new model of Respiratory Syncytial Virus infection based on differentiated primary airway epithelial cells, which recapitulated hallmarks of the disease in children. Following a first post-doctoral training where he acquired a strong expertise in human airway epithelium biology and mucosal immunity applied to 3D modeling of airway tissues and host pathogen interaction, Remi accepted a role at the Wyss Institute in Harvard, in Don Ingber’s lab, to apply his expertise of human airway epithelium biology to the development of a new Lung Airway-Chip model. After successfully developing the new Airway-Chip platform Remi joined Emulate’s founding scientific team to further develop and apply the Organs-on-Chips technology to respiratory and infectious diseases.
ics. He has authored numerous publications and more than 20 issued and pending patents.

Speaker: G. Williams

Gregory Williams, Vice President & General Counsel, Emulate

Greg Williams is Vice President and General Counsel for Emulate. Formerly, Williams was a partner in the Intellectual Property Practice Group of Pepper Hamilton LLP, with a focus on
numerous IP activities, including, patent, trademark, acquisition and management, strategy, licensing, technology transfer and strategic alliance. Previously, he served for a more than 15 years as general counsel and a senior member of the global business development team for New England Biolabs. He received his B.S. in Chemistry and Biology from McGill University, earned his law degree from McGill and earned a Masters of Law (LL.M.) with specialization in intellectual property and anti-trust law from the University of Pennsylvania Law School.

Networking/Lunch

Registration, networking and lunch start at 12:30; Program
begins at 1 p.m.

Our Host:


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Northeast Scientific Associates (NESA)

We are laboratory equipment sales organization that is owned by The Baker Co. We provide a large assortment of capital equipment for research and clinical laboratories. Our approach is never a “one size fits all” and we spend a great deal of time trying to understand the science behind each customer and ensuring we are providing the best equipment solution for their individual needs.

To learn more, visit their website at www.nesaco.com

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Online registration closes at 5 p.m. the day before this event. While walk-ins are never turned away, advance registration helps the team and is greatly appreciated.

Please note: The charge for all walkins is $15

Fare:

Pizza, salad, and soft drinks will be served.

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