During this webinar we will present an overview of the recent three-dimensional (3D) tissue models adopted to better resemble the human biologi in vitro, with a specific focus on 3D hydrogel-based matrixes with unable characteristics for reproducing the desired extracellular matrix features. Also, we will show the possibility to combine the 3D models with technological fluid-dynamic platforms, like MIVO, reproducing the dynamic cells-cells and cells-matrix interactions, pointing out the opportunities for setting more predictive preclinical assays.

 

ABOUT THE SPEAKER

Silvia Scaglione is the founder and chief scientist of React4life, author of more than 80 international peer-reviewed papers, and owner of 7 patents. She is currently the coordinator of a Future Emerging Technology (FET-OPEN) European H2020 project, entitled “Modeling spontaneous Breast cancer metastasis TO the Bone with a first-of-its-kind 3D device that recapitulates physiological tissue-level complexity -B2B”.
She’s been recently nominated as Ambassador of the European Innovation Council (EIC) for her capacity to bring basic research results to the market, generating impact for society. She has also recently won the innovative start-up award of Gamma Donna 2021.