Organ-on-chip models: new opportunities for biomedical research
In this Editorial, Alexander Mosig, from Jena University Hospital (Germany) looks at the possibilities organs-on-chips hold for biomedicine.
With our rapidly-evolving knowledge in regenerative medicine, and our increasing technological capabilities, organ-on-a-chip research is coming to the fore as an interesting strategy to improve both translation of research into humans and understanding of organ physiology.
A new Editorial from Future Science OA provides a concise overview of the possibilities currently available with organ-on-chip technology, and looks to its future potential uses. Can it help reduce or even replace our reliability on animal models, and improve our ability to transfer data to humans? Will it help us move forward to being able to build valid artificial organs? Time will tell.
Mosig AS. Organ-on-chip models: new opportunities for biomedical research. Future Science OA doi:10.4155/fsoa-2016-0038 (2016) (Epub ahead of print).
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