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Designer Assays for Your Sick, Subdivided Heart

Author:
Parker, Kevin Kit
Source:
Cell 2019 v.176 no.4 pp. 684-685
ISSN:
0092-8674
Subject:
electrical equipment, heart, organ-on-a-chip, pharmaceutical industry, stem cells, therapeutics
Abstract:
Using induced pluripotent stem cells and microelectromechanical device technology Zhao et al. have developed ‘organs on chips’ representing the different chambers of the heart and used them to replicate healthy and diseased tissues in vitro. These systems offer investigators and the pharmaceutical industry a new tool in testing the safety and efficacy of new medicinal therapeutics.
Agid:
6302850