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Workshop on Tissue Chip Platforms as Tools for Testing Biocompatibility and Biotoxicity of Biomaterials

October 24 – 25, 2019
Washington Hilton
Washington, DC

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Meeting Documents

Meeting Purpose

The workshop was designed to guide research directions that take advantage of human Tissue Chip platforms for assessing biocompatibility, immunogenicity, and biotoxicity of biomaterials for research and clinical application in tissue engineering, regenerative medicine, oncology, dentistry, cardiology, drug screening, and other areas. Among the priority discussion topics are the design and validation of Tissue Chip platforms for assessing biomaterial properties, and application of Tissue Chip platforms in predicting in vivo responses of tissues and organs to biomaterials.


National Institute of Environmental Health Sciences (NIEHS)
National Institute of Dental and Craniofacial Research (NIDCR)
The National Heart, Lung, and Blood Institute (NHLBI)
National Institute of Arthritis and Musculoskeletal and Skin Diseases (NIAMS)


  • Andrés Garcia, Georgia Tech
  • Buddy Ratner, University of Washington
  • Christopher Chen, Boston University
  • Dan Huh, University of Pennsylvania
  • David Kaplan, Tufts University
  • Fan Yang, Stanford University
  • Helen Lu, Columbia University
  • Kevin Healy, University of California, Berkeley
  • Sharon Gerecht, The Johns Hopkins University
  • John Wikswo, Vanderbilt University
  • Milica Radisic, Toronto General Hospital Research Institute
  • Gordana Vunjak-Novakovic, Columbia University
  • Carmem Pfeifer, Oregon Health and Science University
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