John Watson, Business Development Manager at TTP Ventus, will give a talk "How the micro pump is helping to revolutionise drug discovery through Organ-On-A-Chip (OOAC) technologies" at the Natioanal Lifesciences Expo, 2019.
Organ-On-A-Chip (OOAC) technologies are enabling new approaches to create miniaturised physiologically-relevant biological testing systems suitable for drug research and discovery. These OOAC systems look to create cell models in a microenvironment that mimic aspects of human organ functionality. These new platforms have the potential to revolutionise drug discovery and targeted drug development with improved efficacy and safety. At the heart of all these devices is a complex microfluidic circuit that requires fluids to be accurately and precisely handled to ensue that the appropriate microenvironment for cell modelling is achieved. Increasingly system designers are looking for new and innovative ways to achieve accurate, reliable and compact solutions to their flow control needs. This is where the micropump comes in.
John has worked within the micro pump industry for over 25 years’ and has a wealth of experience in medical and life science applications. As one of the Business Development Managers at TTP Ventus, John helps to promote and support their unique range of multi award-winning micropumps; which are enabling innovation across a diverse range of applications in the medical and life science sectors, from wearable and portable medical devices to the latest Point of Care (POC) and Organ on a chip (OOAC) systems.