HHS Awards Major Funding Award to WFIRM for Lung-on-a-chip Technology Used to Study Toxic Agents and Develop Treatments

Source Wake Forest Baptist Medical Center The Wake Forest Institute for Regenerative Medicine (WFIRM) is the recipient of a major research funding award from the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) to support its lung-on-a-chip technology as a model to develop chemical injury treatments. The five-year $24 million program has been approved with an

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Pancreas on a chip

Harvard scientists have combined organ-on-a-chip and stem-cell technologies to make a powerful tool for diabetes research and beta-cell transplantation By combining two powerful technologies, scientists are taking diabetes research to a whole new level. In a study led by Harvard University’s Kevin Kit Parker and published in the journal Lab on a Chip on Aug. 29, microfluidics and human,

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Pros and cons of using organoids within R&D

Dr Shona Lang investigates the advantages and disadvantages of using organoids within R&D, highlighting the most important questions to ask before using these models. Source Drug Target Review Organoids are three-dimensional (3D) cell cultures which mimic tissue architecture. Their growing importance in various fields of research saw them named ‘Method of the Year 2017’1 and their

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Organ-on-e-chip Biosensor Shrink Wraps Heart Cells

Researchers at Carnegie Mellon University (CMU) and Nanyang Technological University (NTU) in Singapore have developed an organ-on-an-electronic-chip biosensor technology that can measure the electrophysiology of heart cell structures in three dimensions. The biosensor array essentially self-rolls around elongated spheroids of stem cell-derived cardiac cells—similar to how a “slap bracelet” wraps around a wrist—giving researchers the

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