Horizon 2020: EUROoC - Interdisciplinary training network for advancing Organ-on-a-chip technology in Europe

EUROoC will create a trans-European network of industrially oriented specialists fully trained in development and application of the emerging Organ-on-a-chip (OoC) technology. OoC technology is advancing at breath taking pace due to its potential impact in drug development and personalised treatments of disease. New researchers entering this field must be equipped with a multidisciplinary background ranging from biology to microfluidic chip engineering. EUROoC will offer the first complete and coherent European training program on OoC by gathering multidisciplinary participants (biologists, physicists, chemists, engineers) in a multi-sectoral network composed of 4 companies (3 SMEs), 2 regulation entities and 10 academic institutions. EUROoC will qualify the next generation of interdisciplinary scientists for all aspects of OoC development and utilisation, including understanding of commercialisation pathways and regulatory aspects. EUROoC furthermore comprises a collection of innovative research projects addressing the development of advanced OoC systems with higher physiological significance going beyond current in vitro testing. The EUROoC project will create advanced OoCs, which closely recapitulate properties of the respective organ tissues in vivo regarding cell types, microenvironment, organ-specific tissue

Collaboration partners

This project is a collaborative project with

  • Bundesinstitut für Risikobewertung, BfR (Deutschland)
  • École Polytechnique Fédérale de Lausanne, EPFL (Schweiz)
  • Fraunhofer-Gesellschaft zur Förderung der angewandten Forschung e.V. (Deutschland) (Koordinator) (Kontaktperson: Jun.-Prof. Dr. Peter Loskill)
  • Leids Universitair Medisch Centrum, Academisch Ziekenhuis Leiden, LUMC (Niederlande)
  • Universitair Ziekenhuis Leuven (Niederlande)
  • Universität Bern (Schweiz)
  • Universitätsklinikum Jena (Deutschland)
  • Université du Luxembourg (Luxemburg)
  • Universiteit Twente (Niederlande)
  • Uppsala Universitet (Schweden)


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EU Horizon 2020  Grant agreement number - 812954