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In light of the current global pandemic, we are in need of research tools that help us to better understand, treat, and prevent COVID-19. In vitro cell culturing systems like the MIMETAS OrganoPlate® allow the development of organ models that recapitulate the complexities of the in vivo organ. These in vitro models are key to understanding the impact of COVID-19 on organ systems.
During this webinar, dr. Kristin Bircsak (MIMETAS) will review how the OrganoPlate® can be a valuable tool for COVID-19 research. You will learn:
Speaker: Dr Kristin Bircsak
Dr. Kristin Bircsak is a Principal Scientist with MIMETAS, in Gaithersburg, Maryland. In 2016, she received her Ph.D. in Toxicology from Rutgers University following which she completed a postdoctoral fellowship at the University of Pennsylvania. In her training, Kristin utilized various model system to characterize the negative impact of drugs and environmental chemicals on reproduction and development. In her role at MIMETAS, Kristin drives the development of innovative 3D in vitro organotypic models and assays. Her research is centered on recapitulating the liver and prostate tumor microenvironment to aid in the accurate prediction of safe and effective candidate compounds.
MIMETAS offers OrganoPlates and develops human tissue and disease models for tomorrow’s medicines, chemicals and food.
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