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Latest Organ-on-a-chip Stories

2014-04-03 11:25:14

Researchers at the National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST) have added yet another innovation—miniature valves—to their ever-growing collection of inexpensive, easy-to-manufacture and highly efficient microfluidic devices made from plastic films and double-sided tape. Traditionally, microfluidic devices—tiny gadgets with fluid-carrying channels used in medical diagnostics, DNA forensics and "lab-on-a-chip" chemical analyzers—have been fabricated like microchips using...

Organ-on-a-chip Models Human Disease
2012-11-08 05:28:48

[ Watch the Video: Researchers Create Human Breathing Lung-On-A-Chip ] Connie K. Ho for redOrbit.com — Your Universe Online Researchers from Harvard University´s Wyss Institute for Biologically Inspired Engineering recently revealed that they have developed a “lung-on-a-chip” that mimics human diseases and could be the next step forward in terms of research. With the study, the scientists believe that the organ-on-a-chip could eventually take the place of...