MatTek Tissues Hands-on Training at ESTIV Course 2023

Posted on May 25, 2023 |
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The ESTIV Course 2023 is an upcoming training event organized by the European Society of Toxicology In Vitro (ESTIV). The course will focus on the use of in vitro models for toxicology purposes. Join us from May 29th to June 2nd, 2023 in Bratislava, Slovakia.

At the ESTIV Course 2023, attendees will have the opportunity to learn more about different subjects pertinent to regulatory screening and investigate in vitro toxicology. Individuals also have the opportunity to receive training on utilizing in vitro models for the purpose of toxicity testing.  MatTek´s in vitro tissue models are in two of the hands-on training sessions.

Featured Presentation

On May 30, 2023, Dr. Jan Markus will have a presentation entitled “Gastrointestinal in vitro models for toxicology purposes”. Dr. Markus is an expert in developing and validating in vitro models for drug safety. He’ll cover the field’s status and weigh the pros and cons of using in vitro models for toxicology. He will further discuss MatTek’s EpiIntestinal, a widely used model for predicting the toxicity of drugs and chemicals in the gastrointestinal tract.

MatTek’s EpiIntestinal model is a three-dimensional (3D) in vitro model of the human intestinal epithelium. It consists of a layer of human intestinal epithelial cells grown on a porous membrane and fed with a specialized culture medium to simulate the conditions of the human gut. The design of the model aims to replicate the physiological structure and functions of the human intestine. This tool is highly valuable to evaluate the safety and effectiveness of drugs and chemicals that are absorbed through the intestinal tract.

MatTek Tissue Workshops

Following the presentation will be the first MatTek hands-on training. This will cover in vitro gastrointestinal toxicity testing with 3D models. Here participants will try different toxicity testing using bioactive EpiIntestinal tissues.

On May 31, 2023 the second hands-on training will be held. This will feature in vitro eye irritation testing with 3D corneal-like models. Participants will learn how to use the EpiOcular model, a 3D in vitro model of the human cornea, to assess the potential for chemicals and other compounds to cause eye irritation. Furthermore, they will learn how to perform various tests on the EpiOcular model. As well as learn how to analyze and interpret the results.


Overall, the ESTIV Course 2023 promises to be an informative and practical event for anyone interested in the use of in vitro models for toxicology purposes. Attendees will have the opportunity to learn from experts in the field, gain hands-on experience with cutting-edge in vitro models, as well as network with other professionals in the field.

Check out the ESTIV website for more information about the course, including registration details and the full program.

Want to schedule a time to meet? Connect with Jan Markus, PhD on LinkedIn

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