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Designer Assays for Your Sick, Subdivided Heart
- Parker, Kevin Kit
- Cell 2019 v.176 no.4 pp. 684-685
- electrical equipment, heart, organ-on-a-chip, pharmaceutical industry, stem cells, therapeutics
- 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.