Volume 92 Issue 31 | p. 7 | News of The Week
Issue Date: August 4, 2014

Emulate Is Launched For Organs On Chips

Research: Start-up raises $12 million to develop technology that could replace animal testing
Department: Business
Keywords: animal model, software, computer chip

Scientists at Harvard University’s Wyss Institute for Biologically Inspired Engineering have secured $12 million in venture capital for the launch of Emulate, a company seeking to commercialize a polymer chip with automated instrumentation and software that predicts human responses to medicines, chemicals, and toxins.

Emulate is betting that its Organs-on-Chips platform will expedite laboratory testing of drugs, reduce the need for animal testing, and advance personalized medicine research. The size . . .

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