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SMi Reports: Key sessions confirmed for SMi’s 4th Annual 3D Cell Culture 2020 in London

SMi’s 4th Annual 3D Cell Culture will commence on the 19th and 20th February 2020, in London. The two-day agenda will be a great chance to network with leading industry experts and explore advances of organ and lab-on-a-chip, microphysiological systems, applications of technology and case studies, imaging, high throughput screening and advances in 3D cell culture models which make up core components within the 3D Cell Culture field.
Ahead of the conference, a variety of leading pharma companies have already been confirmed to attend such as MHRA, GSK, AstraZeneca, Merck, Sanofi Pasteur, Novartis and more.

For those interested in attending, there is an early bird offer with £200 savings for bookings made by 29th November, visit

Benefits of attending:

1) 18 engaging presentations from senior experts
2) 12+ hours of content in key industry developments, plus 5+ hours of networking
3) Panel discussion on adopting new technologies for 3d models

In addition to the agenda, a ‘3D Bioprinting’ Focus Day will be held on 18th February 2020, led by prominent expert speakers. The focus day will explore case studies from big pharma, biotech’s and academia exploring how bioprinting is being used, highlighting projects looking at stem cell therapy, drug screening and extracellular matrix scaffolds.

Key Sessions include:
Stefan Pryzborski, Professor Of Cell Technology, University Of Durham on ‘The Development and Application of 3D Culture Techniques to Construct Models of Human Tissues’ covering:

• Overview of 3D cell culture technologies
• Impact and importance of 3D cell culture
• Beyond 3D cell culture as a technique, applications to building human tissues in vitro
• New innovations and developments to further enhance 3D technology

Philip Hewitt, UK & Eutrotox Registered Toxicologist, Head Of Early Investigative Technology, Merck on ‘Organ-on-a-Chip: Can we finally replace animals in pharmaceutical research Development of human, translatable in vitro MPS models’ covering:

• Status of OOAC field; current models and industry “validation”
• Context of use: focus on safety testing
• Future: can we replace animals or even clinical trials?

Leonard Both, Senior Quality Assessor, Biologicals/Biotechnology Unit
Medicines & Healthcare Products Regulatory Agency (MHRA) on ‘Regulatory Outlook on 3D Cell Culture Models?’ covering:
• An overview of the applicable regulatory guidelines
• Validating new technology, relevant quality considerations and regulatory processes
• Challenges for the traditional regulatory framework

The full agenda and speaker line-up are available in the download brochure online at

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3D Cell Culture Conference 2020
Focus Day: 18 February 2020
Conference: 19th - 20th February 2020
Copthorne Tara Hotel, London, UK

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