American Society for Exosomes and Microvesicles

About Us


ASEMV Mission

The mission of the ASEMV is to advance the field of exosome and microvesicle research through education, communication and collaboration. ASEMV programs and services foster research on extracellular vesicles, accelerate the dissemination of new discoveries among scientists, private industry, and government, promote education and training, and advance the understanding of extracellular vesicles in biology, health, and disease.


Who are we?

ASEMV is an international community of scientists, physicians, and engineers who study exosomes, microvesicles and other extracellular vesicles. ASEMV members include members of public and private universities, research institutes, companies, and governments.


How did the ASEMV begin?

ASEMV was founded in 2012 by a group of 13 scientists 'to advance the field of exosomes and microvesicle research’. Its first organized activity was held at the NIH campus in June of 2012, where it presented an overview of the field to NIH, which was followed soon after by announcement of an NIH Common Fund initiative for the field. ASEMV founders have organized Annual meetings since 2011. Today the ASEMV promotes research on extracellular vesicles by sponsoring meetings, publishing a journal and newsletter, collaborating with other scientific organizations, and advocating for the field.