“The end of animal testing? Human-organs-on-chips win Design of the Year”

This tiny transparent block is the future of medicine

http://www.theguardian.com/artanddesign/2015/jun/22/the-end-of-animal-testing-human-organs-on-chips-win-design-of-the-year?CMP=EMCNEWEML6619I2

They may look like humble little blocks, but these miracle devices could end animal testing, revolutionise the development of new drugs – and lead us into a world of entirely personalised medicine. Lined with living human cells, the “organs-on-chips” mimic the tissue structures and mechanical motions of human organs, promising to accelerate drug discovery, decrease development costs and potentially usher in a future of personalised medicine.

 

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About isabellew9873

My name is Isabelle Whitehead. I was a member of the Bolton School group on the Operation Wallacea 2015 expedition to Peru.

One response to ““The end of animal testing? Human-organs-on-chips win Design of the Year””

  1. Jacqueline Whitehead says :

    Good progress and more accurate results I imagine.

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