Volume 87 Issue 43 | p. 24 | Concentrates
Issue Date: October 26, 2009

Mimicking Multiple Organs On A Chip

Microfluidic device approximates human metabolism for drug testing studies
Department: Science & Technology
Keywords: microfluidics, cell culture, tissue engineering

A new microfluidic device takes a step toward mimicking human metabolism for applications such as drug testing. Hanry Yu of the Institute of Bioengineering & Nanotechnology and the National University of Singapore and coworkers have developed a three-dimensional microfluidic cell culture system with compartments containing lung, liver, kidney, and adipose cells (Lab Chip, DOI: 10.1039/b915147h). The compartments are spatially isolated but fluidically linked. Each compartment consists of a central section where . . .

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