Spotlight Partner:

The development of better medicine begins with better disease models. Unfortunately, current in vitro models poorly mimic the pathophysiology of fibrosis, leaving a major gap in compound screening and testing efforts in anti-fibrosis drug discovery. Xylyx Bio’s native, disease-specific extracellular matrix substrates allow drug candidates to be investigated in vitro in a disease-relevant environment, enabling cell models that are significantly more predictive of human pathophysiology. Xylyx Bio products comprise both the mechanical properties and complex ratios of ECM components specific and unique to each organ type and disease state and are available in a variety of 2D and 3D product formats to support high-throughput assays.


Spotlight Partner:

monARC Bionetworks is a healthcare technology company on a mission to modernize the clinical research industry by empowering patients to share their data and participate anytime, anywhere. By allowing patients to directly donate their data, monARC is creating a new data-sharing economy that will transform the highly sequential and siloed drug development model into an integrated and a collaborative model with patients.

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Exhibition Partner:

Biomodels LLC, a preclinical CRO, conducts predictive and translational studies for biotechnology and pharmaceutical companies in the areas of fibrosis, pulmonary and inflammatory diseases, in addition to several other clinical indications. Biomodels specializes in (non-GLP) customized efficacy studies that optimize dose, schedule, and define mechanism of action. Additionally, Biomodels’ state of the art Germ-Free and Gnotobiotic animal facility allows for the analysis of the role of the microbiota both in disease pathogenesis and in therapeutic efficacy.