3D-printed organ-on-a-chip with integrated sensors
Monday, 24 October 2016 The first entirely 3D-printed organ-on-a-chip has now been created with integrated sensing. Built by a fully automated, digital manufacturing procedure, the 3D-printed heart-on-a-chip can be quickly fabricated in customized form factors allowing researchers to easily collect reliable data for short-term and long-term studies.
This week, scientists at Harvard University announced that for the first time ever, they’ve managed to 3D-print an organ-on-a-chip. The “organ”—a heart—could one day lead to breakthroughs in areas like in vitro tissue engineering and drug screening research.
Before you get too excited, the...