Conference

The International Conference on Advances in 3D Cell Culture, held on the 2nd and 3rd of February 2024, brought together leading experts, researchers, and industry professionals for a groundbreaking exploration of the latest advancements in 3D cell culture technologies. The conference, hosted at the prestigious Taj The Trees, featured a dynamic agenda that encompassed a product launch, engaging talk sessions, platform sessions, unique poster presentations and exciting industry exhibitions.

The launch of India’s first leading automated instrument for organ-on-chip technology, Aurganoform™, took place on the first day of the conference. The International Conference on Advances in 3D Cell Culture proved to be a resounding success, fostering collaboration, sharing knowledge, and advancing the frontiers of 3D cell culture research. The event showcased the commitment of the scientific community to pushing boundaries and finding innovative solutions to address challenges in the field.

Event Highlights:

Two day International Conference on Advances in 3D Cell Culture: Thought-provoking discussions, keynote presentations, and panel sessions led by global leaders in the field exploring the latest advancements, breakthroughs, and applications of 3D cell culture methodologies.

Empower Your Research: Poster Presentation Competition:  Researchers had the opportunity to share their latest findings and discoveries via poster presentations. The quality of the posters was outstanding, reflecting the depth and breadth of research being conducted in the field of 3D cell culture right from nanobots for tumor studies to bacterial chemotaxis in 3D microfluidic devices to rapid spheroid generation using microfluidics to bioink formulations.

Exhibition: “3D Cell Expo”: In addition to the engaging sessions, the conference hosted a vibrant industry exhibition, where leading companies showcased their latest products and services. Attendees had the opportunity to explore cutting-edge technologies and network with industry leaders, further promoting collaboration and knowledge exchange.

TALK SESSIONS :

Session 1:

Advances in organoids and tumoroid developments: characterization and applications

Organoids and spheroids are cutting-edge three-dimensional cell culture models that have revolutionized biomedical research. These miniature structures greatly resemble organs and tissues and are grown in vitro. They allow researchers to closely mimic the behavior of human tissues and organs, providing insights into drug efficacy, toxicity, and disease progression. Their 3D nature more accurately represents the in vivo conditions, making them crucial tools in advancing our understanding of human biology and developing novel therapeutic strategies.

Session Moderator

Dr. Tuli dey
Dr. Tuli dey

Assistant professor, Savithribai Phule University, Pune

Speakers

Dr. Clive Roper
Dr. Clive Roper

Director, Roper Toxicology Consulting Limited

Dr. Rajarshi Pal
Dr. Rajarshi Pal

Co-Founder & Chief Scientist, Eyestem Research, India

Dr. Atul Tiwari
Dr. Atul Tiwari

Vice President-Discovery Strategy & Business, Sai Life Sciences Ltd.

Panelists

Panelists

Dr. Nandini Verma
Dr. Nandini Verma

Principle Investigator, TNBC Precision Medicine Research Group, ACTREC

Dr. Maithili Athavle
Dr. Maithili Athavle

Assistant General Manager R&D, Godavari Biorefineries Ltd.

Ms. Nikita Naik
Ms. Nikita Naik

Research Associate -II, Acasta Health Pvt Ltd

Session 2:

3D bioprinting for the development of artificial organs

3D bioprinting, a revolutionary technique, combines the engineering genius of 3D printing and the potential of biological sciences, to print complex, functional tissue and organ systems using building blocks like cells and biopolymers. This technique has significant applications in th field of organ transplantation, regenratibe medicine, drug toxicity screening and much more.

Session Moderator

Dr. Anasuya Ganguly
Dr. Anasuya Ganguly

Assistant professor, BITS, Pilani

Speakers

Dr. Kaushik Chatterjee
Dr. Kaushik Chatterjee

Professor, Indian Institute of Science-Bangalore

Dr. Anil Kumar
Dr. Anil Kumar

Sree Chitra Tirunal Institute for Medical Sciences & Technology, India

Prof. Claus-Michael Lehr
Prof. Claus-Michael Lehr

Professor, Helmholtz Institute for Pharmaceutical Research Saarland (HIPS)

Arun Chandru
Arun Chandru

CTO & Director, Pandorum Technologies

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Session 3: AI/ML and Data analysis in 3D culture

The incorporation of Artificial Intelligence (AI) and Machine Learning (ML) into 3D Cell Culture techniques plays a pivotal role in advancing our understanding of cellular behavior in three-dimensional environments. By leveraging sophisticated algorithms to analyze complex imaging data, AI-ML systems enable researchers to extract intricate details, identify patterns, and uncover nuanced relationships within 3D cell cultures, thereby facilitating more accurate and insightful interpretations crucial for biomedical research, drug development, and personalized medicine.

Session 4: Organ-on-a-chip for preclinical and biological research

Organ-on-chip systems are micro-engineered systems that, while not visually identical to human organs, mimic the mechanical properties as well as the functioning of a living organ. They are embedded with microchambers and microvessels that allow a continuous supply of nutrients and oxygen. Organ-on-chip models, often abbreviated as OOCs, provide physiological relevant and yet powerful alternatives to existing 2D and animal models for researchers in academia and pharmaceutical industries for a wide range of biomedical applications.

Speakers and Panelists

Dr. Sriram Gopu
Dr. Sriram Gopu

Assistant Professor, National University of Singapore

Dr. Suresh Kumar
Dr. Suresh Kumar

Director, Vimta labs

Dr. Karthik Mahesh
Dr. Karthik Mahesh

Associate Director, MedTech Rapid Prototyping µFab

Dr. Massimo Alberti
Dr. Massimo Alberti

CEO,REVIVO BioSystems

Session 5: Regulatory guidelines for alternative to animal testing methods

Over the past few years, 3D cell culture methods have gained increasing interest as alternative to animal models for preclinical and biological research, owing to their benefits over the conventional animal models. Based on their importance and potential, the FDA Modernization
Act 2.0, emphasizes on adoption of the alternative methods to animal testing, such as the computational methods and the microphysiological systems.

Speakers and Panelists

Dr. Hajime Kojima
Dr. Hajime Kojima

President, Japanese Society for Alternatives to Animal Experiments, Japan

Dr. Christian Pellevoisin
Dr. Christian Pellevoisin

Scientific Director and Toxicologist, MatTek Life Sciences

Dr. M. A. Akbarsha
Dr. M. A. Akbarsha

General Secretary, Society for Alternatives to Animal Experiments, India

Dr. Shridhar Narayanan
Dr. Shridhar Narayanan

Sr. Technical Advisor-Innovation, Indian Pharmaceutical Alliance, India

PLATFORM SESSIONS

CRO showcase

Contact research organizations have the knowledge, capabilities, processes and procedures that are needed to develop and run a successful clinical trial, while ensuring trial quality and compliance with national and international standards. Working with a contract research organization can offer innovative tools that can increase efficiencies, leading to decreased timelines and cost. Do not miss this opportunity of getting introduced to and connecting with a number of CROs working in the field of 3D cell culture.

Dr. Kasturi Mahadik will be the moderator of this session.

Dr. Kasturi Mahadik
Dr. Kasturi Mahadik

Chief Manager Centre for Predictive Model Systems

Future of alternative to animal models (Start-up pitch)

In this platform session, we provide a platform to the up-and-coming start-ups working in the 3D cell culture to present their unique and innovative ideas and services. Start-ups are the future companies set to rule the market. Join us the conference and make sure you have these future leaders in your network!

POSTER PRESENTATION

Participate in our interactive poster sessions to present your work and engage with professionals at the top of the field. This is your chance to network with leading experts, share your research, and gain valuable insights. Interact with peers and subject matter experts, fostering meaningful connections and discussions. Plus, there are exciting prizes and acknowledgments awaiting the most outstanding contributions.

Don’t miss this opportunity to showcase your research and advance your career!

Focus on:

  • 3D Bioprinting
  • Organoids, spheroids, and Tumoroids
  • Organ-on-Chip
  • Tissue Engineering and Toxicology Applications

    3D CELL CULTURE EXHIBITION

    The 3D cell culture Expo provides a platform for Industry and Startups to revitalize and showcase cell culture related products, instrumentations and technological innovation to attendees of the conference.

    Why you should not miss this!

    • Build new business relationships in Cell culturel Industry.
    • Gain industry knowledge and enhance collaboration.
    • Present and discuss your ideas with peers and leaders.
    • Have access to leads and raise brand awareness.
    • Meet a diverse set of successful and engaging industry professionals.
    • Network with like-minded individuals, industry decision-makers, and senior leaders in the Cell Culture sector.

      Venue for the Conference: Taj The Trees

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