Chip Based Method To Produce Liver Cells Promote Faster Drug Testing

Chip Based Method To Produce Liver Cells Promote Faster Drug Testing


  • Post By : Kumar Jeetendra

  • Source: Institute of Physics

  • Date: 14 Sep,2015

Scientists from institute of physics recently developed a cost effective and genuine technique to develop pseudo organ, this is chip based method of producing copy of liver cells, the method no doubt will support in faster and affordable drug testings.

The finding of this research published in “Journal of Biofabrication” on 11th of September 2015.the research was done by researchers based at the Wake Forest Institute for Regenerative Medicine and the Virginia Tech-Wake Forest University School of Biomedical Engineering and Sciences. The concern technique uses Photo patterning to produce 3D copies in Microfluidic techniques.

According to Researcher

"The challenges were not too significant once Adam and I merged our areas of expertise." adds Aleksander Skardal, another author on the paper. "With his background in devices and microfabrication, and my background in biomaterials and Biofabrication, the two technologies integrated rather well."

The researcher is currently working on reducing the size of system constructs for manually testing of drug and producing copies.

"Imagine being able to put, for example, tumor cells from a patient on a chip and test different drug cocktails on them" they conclude. "You could determine the effectiveness and side effects of different treatments on an individual basis without endangering the patient."

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Journal References,

I A Otto, F P W Melchels, X Zhao, M A Randolph, M Kon, C C Breugem, J Malda. Auricular reconstruction using Biofabrication-based tissue engineering strategies. Biofabrication, 2015; 7 (3): 032001 DOI: 10.1088/1758-5090/7/3/032001

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