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Organs-on-a-chip

Organs-on-chips: Small Market and Gigantic Promise

June 13, 2017

Figure 1. Conceptual schematic of Human-on-a-chip (Image credit: Wikipedia) “Currently worth a few million dollars, the emerging organs-on-a-chips market has the potential to become a multi-billion dollar market”, announces Sébastien [more...]

Harvard Creating a Smoking Machine

November 27, 2016

In a published study, the Wyss Institute describes an instrument they engineered that can “breathe” in and out, actively smoke regular and electronic cigarettes much like a human. Individual mouth pieces in a rotating unit of the [more...]

3D-printed Heart-on-a-chip with Integrated Sensors

November 6, 2016

Harvard University researchers have made the first entirely 3D-printed organ-on-a-chip with integrated sensing.  Built by a fully automated, digital manufacturing procedure, the 3D-printed heart-on-a-chip can be quickly fabricated and [more...]

Google Glass Meets Organs-on-Chips

March 25, 2016

Brigham and Women’s Hospital investigators have developed hardware and software to remotely monitor and control devices that mimic the human physiological system. Devices known as organs-on-chips allow researchers to test drug [more...]

Airway-on-a-Chip Models COPD and Asthma

January 2, 2016

A research team at the Wyss Institute for Biologically Inspired Engineering at Harvard University leveraged its organ-on-a-chip technology to develop a model of the human small airway in which lung inflammatory diseases, such as chronic [more...]

2nd International Bioprinting Congress

July 9, 2015

Select Biosciences South East Asia is pleased to present the second annual International Bioprinting Congress, taking place at the Nanyang Executive Centre, Nanyang Technological University, Singapore on the 9-10 July 2015.  Building on [more...]

Heartbeat On a Chip

June 21, 2015

Heartbeat Chip Test (Image credit: Michigan Engineering)  The ability to accurately test drugs and therapies for human use is a goal we desperately need to reach. Often animals are used to test drugs intended for human use, which not only [more...]

Hearts-on-a-chip Could Aid Drug Screening

March 9, 2015

UC Berkeley researchers have created a ‘heart-on-a-chip’ that effectively uses human cardiac muscle cells derived from adult stem cells to model how a human heart reacts to cardiovascular medications. The system could one day [more...]

Biodefence Researchers Seek Homo Chippiens

February 19, 2015

‘Organs on chips’, such as this simulated lung, could be used to test bodily responses to toxic chemicals (Image credit: Wyss Institute/Harvard)  Each year, the US government spends hundreds of millions of dollars stockpiling [more...]