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Web Date: March 19, 2014

Silicone Chip Recreates Cancer’s Microenvironment

Microfluidics: A device for high-throughput anticancer drug screening more accurately simulates the blood circulation system bordering a tumor
Department: Science & Technology | Collection: Life Sciences
News Channels: Analytical SCENE, Materials SCENE, Biological SCENE
Keywords: cancer drugs, high-throughput screening, microfluidics, microvessel

Killing cancer cells growing on a petri dish is an entirely different beast than fighting cancer cells in the human body. To provide a more realistic platform for screening anticancer drugs, bioengineers have created a device that better replicates the environment around human tumors than conventional cell culture does. They designed a microfluidic chip that imitates the blood circulation system alongside a three-dimensional tumor (Anal. Chem. 2014, DOI: . . .

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