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Title: Creating a Tiny Human Body on a Chip

LLNL science communicator Maren Hunsberger takes us "Inside the Lab" to learn about the iChip (In-vitro Chip-based Human Investigational Platform) project at Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory. "One application of the iChip system would be to develop new pharmaceutical drugs," explains Dave Soscia, LLNL postdoc. "When you test in a mouse for example, it's not as close to the human system as you can get. If we can take human cells and put them on devices and actually mimic the structure and function of the organ systems in the human, we can actually replace animal testing and even make a better system for testing pharmaceutical drugs."
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OSTI Identifier:
1241904
Resource Type:
Other
Research Org:
LLNL (Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory (LLNL), Livermore, CA (United States))
Sponsoring Org:
USDOE
Country of Publication:
United States
Language:
English
Subject:
60 APPLIED LIFE SCIENCES CHIP; IN-VITRO CHIP-BASES HUMAN INVESTIGATIONAL PLATFORM; ICHIP; ORGAN SYSTEMS; ORGANS; CHEMICAL COMPOUNDS; TISSUES; POLYMERS; PERIPHERAL NERVOUS SYSTEM; CENTRAL NERVOUS SYSTEM; BLOOD-BRAIN BARRIER; CARDIAC SYSTEM